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Vagia Hotel
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Isle of Man
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“BRILLIANT !!! Please see suggestions esp if travelling with children”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

A very big thank you to this lovely family.
I was travelling alone with 2 children age 3.5 and 11 years old. I am Greek and we choose this hotel based on past reviews.
The atmosphere is very romantic retro , decor is traditional greek with respect to tradition Beautiful gardens !!
The room we had was spacious with all we could need ( fridge, charming balcony, clean , good showers and gentle air-conditioning). The mattress and pillows are very firm so it might not suit everyone though it was fine for us.
I particularly liked the orthodox icons that graced the room!
Breakfast was plentiful, varied with good selection.Maria's apricot jam was divine. Bread was beautiful. Please note that I personally prefer more fresh fruit and the option of herbal teas but that is very subjective.
We would head to the beach early in the morning to catch the early sun( the beach is facing in such a way that you have sunrise AND sunsets) . It is sandy beach very nice for children and not over crowded.
We would return to have a late breakfast ( they very kindly serve breakfast until 11:30 am which is very generous), We would then explore the island for next 2-3 hours and return to hotel for a siesta. We would wake up late afternoon and have a snack and ...
We would finish the day on the beach watching the sunset....and then head for a nice dinner at one of the local tavernas that though a bit pricey were genuine and very clean.
Any of the suggestions given by Hotel Vagia were genuine and very accurate.
Thank you for arranging car hire for us though the particular company used, have issues that the hotel was made aware of.
I would not recommend the taverns on the beach, Though quick and not expensive I found the fried food to be problematic, perhaps due to the oils used. For a fresh salad or drinks they might be fine.
What assisted us the most at our stay, was their help in organising our excursions.
We only had 3 days. The hotel is well located for a visit to the ancient site of Afea and the monastery of St Nectarios.
Do your homework for the Afea temple prior to arrival as the site is gorgeous but poorly explained from a tourist perspective.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_of_Aphaea
At the monastery there is a wonderful book store. The book in English on the life of St Nectarius is wonderful.Highly recommended and would explain why St Nectarius is so loved and respected.

The highlight was visiting the wild animals sanctuary.
For children it was superb!
It is such a superb charity and John did a wonderful job explaining the animals and birds to us. Because they have budget restraints their premises are basic but their birds and animals are beautiful. Please do visit and support as generously as possible! It is off the beaten tourist track but because I have always had such a love for bird watching I was enthralled to see birds of prey that normally are in the wild. John explained the features of the birds , their natural habitats and how they are driven to extinction....WONDERFUL.
John suggested we take the little boat from Perdika to visit the little island of Moni. Whilst there we saw the peacocks on the beach and were able to see and feed ( with fruit peelings such as melon or watermelon and with the permission of the island keeper) the wild deer that approached us...What a memory....
We spent an afternoon in Aegina town , swam in the sea there beach off the side where the town ends ( waters were surprisingly clean, boats and all) Ate at a restaurant on the beach and even saw a movie at the summer cinema for children ( shows Monday and Tuesday evening)
All in all we will be returning to Aegina. I fell in love with the island
Many thanks again
Diana isle of man

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Stayed late June 2013 for a quick romantic escape. The hotel is very close to the beach and really quiet!!! It is family operated and they are very helpful with pretty much anything you ask for. Homemade Breakfast is served, hint: ask for the banana-chocolate pie!!!!!
Will revisit for sure!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Vagia Hotel is the only place to stay.

Maria and Noti are the real deal.

Best hospitality you could imagine, from the moment we pulled up in a taxi. Have a drink? Help you with you bag? Arrange a moped? Dinner recommendation? Local beach? Where to go for "Family Style Greek" food? Who cooks with too much oil, best value for dollar?

Absolutely marvelous hosts. This is a place to stay where you feel like a guest traveller, a throwback to a bygone era, until Noti whips out his iPad and google maps to direct you to the most awesome secluded beaches on the island, directs you to ruins that no one else will visit, and connects you to their hotel's wireless network.

Recommended without hesitation whatsoever. I can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: Room facing the ocean was great! There is no swimming pool, but the beach is a short stroll or a sh...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Arrived on Aegina during the second week of July, with my girlfriend and a friendly couple. We had traveled to Aegina before, but hadn't stayed in the village of Vagia. First impression upon arrival, was a hotel that stood way above your typical bland "Greek" hotels. You just have to take a look at some the pictures to understand what we mean.The lovely Maria welcomed us with some fresh coffee and a tray of delicious treats. The rooms were in excellent condition, with the stoned tiles and built-in beds, giving them a distinguished ''island-cool'' character. Maria's boys, Notis and Stelios, truly went out of their way to ensure that we enjoyed our 4-day stay to the fullest. From the delicious breakfast consisting of the freshest of cakes, pies etc., to the cool coffees, drinks in the afternoon, the staff/family took excellent care of us. All in all, our stay in Vagia hotel was way more satisfying than what we expected. Hard to believe that such a small, picturesque paradise exists just 45 mins. away from Athens. Looking more than forward to repeating our trip next year, me & Lorraine strongly recommend Hotel Vagia to anyone looking for that special relaxing holiday experience!
Filia Maria, Notis, Stelios!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Israel
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We arrived tired from a night flight and Maria, the owner and her son, Notis, were warm in their welcome and made everything comfortable and pleasant for us. Sitting on the verandah with a cool drink was lovely and refreshing; the beach is a comfortable stroll down the hill but not too strenous coming home;off-street parking behind the hotel was shady and safe and breakfast was a feast:.not overly large in choice but everything that was served was tasty and fresh. But all these things pale in comparison to the friendliness and helpfullness of Maria and Notis and his younger brother. We had many questions as we intend to return for a longer stay and Notis was able to give sound advise.

We look forward to returning to the village of Vagia

Room Tip: The hotel is not as well sign-posted as it should be so when you see the sign offering teas and brea...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

A very nice small hotel, run by a friendly and helpful owner and her family. The rooms are pleasant, clean and stylish, if rather simple (but with A/C). There are several great terraces on which to while away a hot afternoon or a stary evening. Breakfast is excellent, and one can stop by for coffee, snacks or a drink. The location is quiet; the Temple of Afea is close, and nothing is far away on Aegina.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

First impression upon arriving at the port of Aigina: Time has stopped around the early 1920's. Small buildings, tiny pedestrian roads where you can wonder around without ever getting lost, scents that capture your sences and lead you to discover the vast local cuisine.

First impression upon arriving at Vagia Hotel: A warm and true welcome hug and smile from Maria and her son Notis, who show you around the premises, the gardens, and the rooms. Palm trees, different types of flowers, levels of shaded porches provide the ideal place to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the place. Every morning begins with a rich variety of flavours since Maria's breakfast will satisfy even the most demanding appetites.

Whatever your choise might be, either choose to visit the ancient sites and monasteries (Temple of Afaia, Kolona, Ag.Nektarios) or try to discover hidden beaches and forest routes, one thing is certain: the images of Aigina and Vagia Hotel will follow you for a long time after you say goodbye to this wonderful island.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Vagia Hotel
Address: Afeas, Vagia 180 10, Greece
Location: Greece > Saronic Gulf Islands > Aegina > Vagia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Vagia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Vagia Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Vagia is located in the picturesque fishing village of Vagia. The village is surrounded by beautiful pine-trees and has organized beach with basketball court, taverns and a picturesque small port. The location is a perfect starting point to the islands most important sights. The hotel is located about 120m from the village beach and about 500m from the beautiful beach of Tourlo. Hotel Vagia is built according to Aeginian architecture and has 21 comfortable and rooms which are located in 2-two storied buildings. Most rooms have sea view and they are carefully furnished according to local traditional style. ... more   less 
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