|The Greek islands|
|Rafina, the town|
|Rafina Hotels - Hotel Avra Airport - practically next to the ferry harbour and close to the local beach and tavernes|
Ideally located for a visit combining city and island trips, this hotel is within walking distance of the ferry, town square and airport bus terminal and has an excellent free of charge airport shuttle! There are not many hotels that you can book ahead of your arrival and this one is really easy. It saves you carrying your bags around looking for a place. Especially in high season it is wise to book ahead. Since it is so close to the ferry harbour it also saves you dragging the luggage over long distances, or you can ask for the free transfer to or from the airport, even if it is in the middle of the night.
Awake in your comfortable bed and greet the sunny day. Take the short, pleasant stroll to the ferry port to take a trip to the glorious islands of Evia or Mykonos, Siros, Tinos and Andros. Or you can stay closer to the hotel; just 200 metres away is Rafina's blue flag beach. Rafina town is one of the most colourful and vivid places of Attika, with a variety of fish tavernas, bars and restaurants by the sea. The new conference hall of Avra Airport Hotel has capacity for up to 250 people, and the beautiful verandas overlooking the bay of Rafina make this renovated and pleasant hotel an ideal choice for meetings, conferences and product launches.
We have also once spent an hour or 7 in the Avra hotel, because our flight from Naxos to Athens was in the morning and our flight from Athens to Amsterdam in the evening. We arrived at 11 o'clock and a very nice receptionist arranged that we could check in earlier. Within fifteen minutes there was a room available for us. In the meantime we could drink some coffee in the breakfast room. Our room was very nice, at the front, overlooking the harbour and the beach. It was also spotless. It was very nice to see the boats arrive and depart from the balcony. We also had quite a good lunch at the hotel itself (customers get a 20% discount). Directly at the Avra hotel is also a stop for the bus to Athens, so if you want you do not want to walk to the harbour if you have to go to the airport you don't have to (the walk to the harbour takes a few minutes).
We came back in May 2017 because we had an early morning flight from Athens. For May 2018 we have also already booked because we have to stay overnight while waiting for our flight to the island of Skyros and that time we have spend three days in total in the hotel and explored the town and its beaches a little bit more. Avra Hotel has a day and night shuttle service to and from the airport: excellent (the name of the hotel is on the shuttle bus)!! The last couple of times we stayed in an inter-connecting room (2 rooms next to each other with a door in between, two bathrooms, one large balcony). The breakfast is very good and very extensive with fresh bread, fruit, tomatoes and cucumbers, feta cheese, cheese, various types meat for your bread, yoghurt with honey, jam, baked tomato with cheese, omelette, boiled eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, muesli , cereals, fruit juices, apple cakes, croissants and coffee and tea. Excellent value for money, good service. Good choice if you start or end island hopping or have to catch a plane and don't want to spend time in busy Athens but prefer it quiet with a view over the sea. The restaurant is very good as well, but you can also have lunch or dinner in one of the many a fish restaurants in the harbour. We will be back.
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