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Hotel Hippocampus
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Reviewed 3 July 2011

If you are looking for 5 star accommodation and a 5 star Greek island look away now, if on the other hand you are looking for Greece at its dusty best then Aegina is for you and the Hotel Hippocampus in Perdika is a great place to stay. The hotel is situated about two streets up from the harbour, the courtyard which doubles as a breakfast room in the mornings is shaded by the leaves of two huge date palms and the white walls and intense blue of the balconies are wreathed in one of the most spectacular Bougainvillea I have ever seen. The hotel is not 5 star, but then it doesn’t pretend to be either, the accommodation is clean and serviced daily, there is excellent air conditioning which is a blessing when the temperature is about 38 degrees and the breakfast is varied and plentiful. Remember that this is for the princely sum of about 20 euros per person per night, which includes breakfast so if you find something to complain about in that then either you don’t travel much or you are clearly in the wrong country. The hosts Pavlos and Maureen are an absolute delight - nothing is too much trouble for them and they are generous to a fault. Do not deny yourself the treat of an in house barbecue, I don’t know how Pavlos marinades the chicken, pork or lamb but it was probably the best we have eaten, ask Maureen for the lemon potatoes you will not be sorry.

I don’t know how to describe Perdika, except to say that it is a Greek fishing village which has a gourmet secret, it really is a fishing village, typical white square houses closely line narrow streets which lead to a harbour where small fishing boats nudge the quay – next to huge luxury cruisers. The quayside is lined with superb eating houses, I didn’t count them but I would think that if you add up the cocktail bars, the taverna and the snack bars there are probably in the region of 20 establishments in about 300 metres. We ate at several but the Remetzo was our favourite, the food is exceptional here, plenty of fish of course but also lamb chops, home made burgers, greek salad with creamy local feta, fava beans, giant beans in a tomato sauce too many good things to mention individually. At the end of the meal a small plate of complimentary local delicacies appear, perhaps some apricots from the owners Mothers garden or a thin slice of some exquisitely flavoured nut cake and a plate full of water melon to share. Athenians flood in on a Friday evening for the weekend and the place is buzzing with stylishly dressed Greeks, but if you don’t know the secret then you will miss this gourmet experience because it is so unexpected. This is simple Greek food at its best.

Although Perdika is a harbour, there is a small beach (watch out for sea urchins), but just a few minutes drive towards Aegina Town will take you to ‘Aeginitissa restaurant, beach and cocktail bar’ umbrellas, sun beds, music, great food, try the club sandwich it is big enough for two to share, they also serve about the best frappe I had during the holiday, their milk shakes are good too. You could be forgiven for thinking you were in the Caribbean on this beach, they have gone to great pains to make it an experience to remember. The beach is cleaned daily and there are waiting staff to serve you, so you can lazily spend all day under an umbrella with quick dips every now and then to cool off.

Take a boat from Perdika harbour to Moni Island to swim and snorkel in the clearest of clear water, there are umbrellas and sunbeds as well as a cantina for cold drinks and snacks. The big surprise on the island is the wild life, peacocks, wild goat and deer are tempted by bread to appear from the woods, pose for photographs and disappear again just as quickly.

Will we go back again? We have already booked!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank mdhNormandy
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Reviewed 7 June 2011

An excellent few days in this great value hotel, just back from the harbour with fanatstic views from the roof terrace. Comfy rooms with good aircon..

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank AandBMan
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Reviewed 22 May 2011

Location ideal for restaurants & harbour. Trips to Moni Island a must. A beautiful court yard for breakfast and evening drinks the court yard has a lovely small private church. I visited last year for the first time and fell in love with the place so returned and it will not be my last. What is nice to see and hear is people who we met on both visits who return year after year some more than once a year to this lovely hotel. Very friendly, hosts have excellent local knowledge and were very willing to share this, great value money.

  • Stayed: May 2011
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2  Thank SRMricky
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Reviewed 6 March 2010

We have been going to this hotel for about 12 years and we love it ,Maureen and Pavlos are really lovely people nothing is to much bother for them. We like the relaxed feeling its just what you need relaxing in the garden over breakfast heaven. Nothing really negative to say, we have never had a bad holiday here and look forward to going back .

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank SHEZ1983
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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