Frequently Asked Questions

• See the answers to some common questions about Hotel Aegeon
• Also, useful information and insiders tips for new-comers to Paros!

Click on each question to reveal the answer!



Is transport to/from the port provided?

Free transport from/to the port upon arrival and departure is provided by the hotel's min-van.

Do I need my own means of transport?

No, the hotel's location provides fast access on foot (5-10min.) to the historical center of town, the Market Street, the Peripheral Road with all kinds of shops and grocery stores. Various cafes, bars and restaurants are found in these areas.

The nearest bus stop, located a few meters away from the hotel, has connections to Aliki village and Pounda port. Buses to Naoussa town, Lefkes village and other villages and beaches on the east of Paros, pass by the Ghikas Crossroad located at about 7 min. walk.

You can easily reach the central beaches of Kato Gialos and Livadia – while the famous beaches of Souvlia and Parasporos are within 10-15 min. walk.

If you desire more independence, many car hire agencies are found by the port – but it is advisable to book your vehicle in advance – especially for the periods 20 July and 31 August.

Are towels provided? What about cleaning service?

Towels are changed every day and there is also daily cleaning service. Bedsheets are changed every 3 days.

Do you accept credit cards?


Yes.

Can I drink tap water?

It is strongly recommended that you drink bottled water during your stay on the island. Tap water can be safely used for cooking and hot drinks. Bottled water is available at the hotel's bar – alternatively you may buy six-packs from any nearby food store.

Are pets allowed?


No.

Is there a cafe/bar at the hotel?

After breakfast hours (8.00 – 10.30 am), the hotel's cafe serves hot & cold drinks until 11pm.

How do I get to Paros? Are there boat connections to other islands?

In the summer, there are plenty of boat connections between Athens and Paros, either from the main port of Piraeus or from the port of Rafina (which is closer to the airport) and a few connections from the port of Lavrio.

Also, there are boat connections to other islands: Daily connections to Antiparos, Naxos, Syros, Santorini, Myconos and Amorgos, and frequent connections to Donousa, Koufonissi, Schinousa, Heraklia, Crete, Milos, Kimolos, Folegandros, Sikinos, Ios, Astypalea, Serifos, Anafi, Kea, Kithnos.

• Not all connections are on daily basis, so it is advisable that you check the boat schedules when organizing your trip.

• For July and August travelers, it is necessary that you book your boat tickets well in advance, especially those between Athens and Paros and between Crete and Paros.

• For boat itineraries and ticket sales visit: www.openseas.gr

For connections between Paros and Antiparos, call: +30 22840 61485.
There are plenty of ferries that go to Antiparos all day long throughout the year, so no need to book ahead for this destination. The boat trip from Pounda port, is about 5min.

How much do I tip at restaurants & cafes?

If you are happy with the service you have received, in coffee shops, restaurants and bars it's usual to leave a tip of around 10%. Sometimes on a menu you may find a note saying that service at 13% is included. It's not, at least not in the generally accepted sense. This is a throwback to the 80's when service staff were supposed to receive, (but rarely did), this amount as their pay. Even then not a tip as such.

Can I go into a church wearing shorts or a mini?

It is better to avoid it. Prefer a more modest appearance.

Are there nearby sites worth visiting?

Near Parikia, you may see various open-air archaeological sites, like the remains of the ancient cemetery (by the marina), the temple of Asklepios, the famous ancient marble quarries at Marathi and many more. Don't miss the Archaeological Museum of Paros which is small, but holds a great collection of very important findings. A guided tour here is definitely worth it!

While strolling in the old town, you are bound to pass by the Venetian Castle and various Byzantine churches – the most famous being “Ekatontapyliani” church. Monasteries of the area, even if locked, are totally worth a visit – don't miss the sunset from Agii Anargiri monastery, on a small hill above the town.

Interesting sites include the Butterfly Valley and various footpaths: from Parikia to Krios, from Parikia to Thapsana and many more. Ask the locals for advise.