Most Traditional Airbnbs in Aegina, Greece

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Conveniently close to Athens, Aegina (sometimes also spelled Egina) is a small island on the Saronic Gulf. Probably the closest island to Greece’s capital, it’s located only 45 km from the port of Piraeus. Normally, the ferry trips last from 40 minutes to a bit more than an hour, and it’s a great place to have a break from Athens without traveling much. If you’re planning to spend a couple of days in Aegina to enjoy the laid-back vibe of the place, try staying in one of the many Airbnbs in Aegina, Greece. It’s a great way to spend less on accommodation and to have an authentic feel of the local lifestyle.

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    The most traditional (and prettiest) Airbnbs in Aegina, Greece

    Aegina is an island that will pleasantly surprise you. Upon setting foot on the island it’s quite easy to observe that, despite being so close to Athens, the busy capital of Greece, the pace of life is completely slower and more relaxed.

    Thanks to receiving mostly local tourism, even for Summer vacations, most shops, tavernas, and cafeterias preserve an almost intact local flavor… visible not just from the menu. Home rentals are by no means different. Houses are mostly traditional and help visitors soak in the unique Greek vibe of the islands.  

    If you’ve already discovered more popular or even crowded islands in Greece, maybe now it’s time to try something different. Aegina is certainly a good place where to start from. So… are you considering a vacation on this small Greek island? Try renting a home instead of booking a hotel if you wish to experience a truly Greek holiday experience!

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    The Boatyard Luxury Studio

    (Courtesy: Airbnb).

    Why you should stay: To spend a few days in a house built back in 1779… with a courtyard that used to be a boat repair business.

    • Sleeps: 2
    • Minimum stay: 3 Nights
    • Pets allowed: Yes

    The Boatyard Luxury Studio, which dates back to 1779, has been recently renovated to meet all your needs for a short stay on the island. This small, but comfortable studio is in a tranquil area. Here, you can enjoy the pretty courtyard area to enjoy your morning coffee and just relax!

    The studio is close to the beach, and comfortably close to several restaurants and a few minutes walk from the port. In the area, there is also a bus stop and a taxi rank.

    Apartment close to Marathona Beach

    (Courtesy Airbnb).

    Why you should stay: To enjoy a simple stay in a convenient apartment with every comfort you need.

    • Sleeps: 4
    • Minimum stay: 2 Nights
    • Pets allowed: Yes

    Are you looking for a clean, simple place to stay with super hospitable and friendly hosts? Check this comfortable home just 50 meters from Marathona Beach. The apartment, which has been recently built, can host up to 4 people. It’s located in a quiet little private alley right behind the main coastal road.

    The place is just 5 km from the port and main town of Aegina, while the picturesque fishing village of Perdika is 4 km away. Guests can enjoy a comfy, spacious living room, and a well-equipped kitchen with everything you need to cook and save some money if you’re traveling on a budget.

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    Apartment at the Port of Aegina

    (Courtesy Airbnb).

    Why you should stay: Because the view of this apartment is priceless!

    • Sleeps: 3
    • Minimum stay: 1 Night
    • Pets allowed: Yes

    Check this beautiful apartment with priceless views of Aegina Port, on one of the most important roads of the island. Just a few steps from the entrance, you’ll be able to find great cafés and beach bars but also restaurants and tavernas, banks, a supermarket, and other convenience stores including a bakery, a fish market, a bust stop, and a taxi rank.

    The apartment has a fresh, marine look, rather minimalist but extremely comfortable. Moreover, the position that the apartment has, facing the pier, makes it really special to enjoy the sunset.

    The open space features both a double and a single bed, which makes it perfect for a family or for a group of friends.

    Please note that the place is not suitable for infants or toddlers.

    Kleopatra Cottage

    (Courtesy: Airbnb).

    Why you should stay: To experience a relaxing vacation in a simple cottage close to the beach.

    • Sleeps: 4
    • Minimum stay:  3 Nights
    • Pets allowed: No

    Kleopatra is a cottage with a huge garden (about 4300 square meters) with olive trees and flowers. The big house features a comfy bedroom, a living room with a fireplace, and a well-equipped kitchen.

    The place is ideal for a family with kids or a group of 4 adults. Inside the cottage, it’s possible to enjoy walks or bike rides surrounded by nature. If you’re up for a walk, you can even reach Agios Nektarios Monastery after a pleasant and relaxed 30 minute wall.

    The house is in Mesagros village, about 10 km from the port of Aegina. Not far from the house, you’ll find coffee shops, tavernas, and convenience stores. Close to the property, about 2 km away, it’s possible to visit the magnificent Temple of Aphasia.

    Agia Marina beach is about 3 km from the property while Vagia Beach is only 4 km away.

    The Roof – Seaview Apartment

    (Courtesy Airbnb)

    Why you should stay: Because why would you miss the chance to stay in the center of town with the fantastic views of the port?

    • Sleeps: 2
    • Minimum stay: 2 Nights
    • Pets allowed: No

    The Roof is located in the center of Aegina Town, steps from the central market and the main shops, only 20 meters from the seafront. In the living room, it features a comfortable sofa bed, ideal for children (You can ask for a baby cot if you need one!). There are two comfortable twin beds in the main bedroom and a roomy closet as well as extra pillows and blankets.

    The kitchen is fully equipped and it comes with a professional coffee machine for you to enjoy your morning breakfast from the comfort of the magnificent terrace with pergola. Guests can also use the water dispenser.

    (Courtesy Airbnb).
    >> This apartment looks fresh, new, and is in a superb location… It’s one of the most convenient Airbnbs in Aegina Town.

    View House Aegina Island

    (Courtesy Airbnb).

    Why you should stay: Because it’s a fantastic place if you travel with a large group, the house can host up to 16 people!

    • Sleeps: 16
    • Minimum stay: 2 Nights
    • Pets allowed: Yes

    Don’t miss checking on the View House! It’s amphitheatrically located amidst an olive grove facing the spectacular views of the northern Saronic Gulf. It’s a great place for you to stay if you’re traveling with a lot of friends or for two families.

    The two-floor building features a big open space veranda, roofed by an imposing pine tree, and located at the foot of a hill, only 15 minutes drive from Aegina’s main port, the location is quiet but you’ll definitely need to rent a car or a bike to move around.

    Fistiki House

    (Courtesy Airbnb).

    Why you should stay: Because if you’re looking for a comfortable, newly renewed home on the island, this is the place for you.

    • Sleeps: 6
    • Minimum stay: 2 Nights
    • Pets allowed: Yes
    • No smoking allowed.

    Known as Fistiki House, this rental home is located just minutes from the main port of Aegina, not far from great tavernas, nice beaches, and several shops. Still, it’s surrounded by a peaceful environment, overlooking a field of pistachio trees.

    In the house, you’ll find two bedrooms with King Size beds as well as a comfy double sofa bed available for extra guests. Ideal for a family or for two couples.

    The house has also a nice outdoor area to relax and an outdoor shower. The kitchen is on the smaller side, but really well equipped and functional. The host will also arrange for you a taxi or van service upon request.

    Astra Holiday Home in Aegina Island

    (Courtesy: Airbnb).

    Why you should stay: Because the atmosphere in this home is nothing but unique!

    • Sleeps: 2
    • Minimum stay:  Contact the host to learn about it
    • Pets allowed: No

    Astra Guest House is a beautiful place, perfect for a romantic getaway. It features a comfortable bedroom and a terrace from where to enjoy the scenic views of Aegina.

    In the nearby area, there are restaurants, markets, and convenience stores. According to the hosts, the area is great for walking, cycling, diving, sailing, and fishing.

    Just minutes away from the port of Aegina, the home has a double built-in exterior bed and it has beautifully decorated interiors. There’s a well-equipped kitchenette too. In your free time, you can relax in the seating area.

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    Rosa Negra

    (Courtesy Airbnb)

    Why you should stay: Because it’s a really traditional place, that features all the characteristics of the beautiful homes of the island.

    • Sleeps: 3
    • Minimum stay: 1 Night
    • Pets allowed: No

    This is a guest house located on the first floor of one of the most historic buildings of Aegina island. Just in the center of town, next to the market and surrounded by shops, bars, and tavernas, it’s ideal if you want to have fun also at night! The port of Aegina is just steps away from the building.

    Created with a typical bohemian atmosphere in an Art Deco style, the house combines vintage items with modern architecture and gives guests the feeling of a romantic dip into the past. The home has one bedroom, one living-room, and a private entrance with a garden.

    Sweet and Cozy Studio in Aegina Town

    (Courtesy Airbnb).

    Why you should stay: Because you do not need much more than this cozy environment to spend a romantic vacation on the island.

    • Sleeps: 2
    • Minimum stay: 2 Nights
    • Pets allowed: No

    Right in the heart of the main town, this Studio is a cozy place to stay in Aegina. Often described as guests as a unique and romantic accommodation, the place is located on a quiet street, just a few minutes walk from the port of Aegina and the center of town, featuring several shops, restaurants, bars, and beaches nearby as well as easy access to public transportation.

    Comfortable, well-equipped and with every essential you will need, a stay in this place will make your holiday in Aegina simply unforgettable.

    So… where are you planning to stay when you visit Aegina?


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