Need to Know

HOW IS THE WEATHER

Aegina has a Mediterranean climate, consisting of mild winters and dry, hot summers.

During summer or high-season the days are warm, sunny and the streets are lively.

Springtime is particularly enjoyable in Aegina since the fertile island gets covered with abundant vegetation and the temperatures are crisp and perfect.
Autumn is also very pleasant for visiting the island, the days are still sunny and clear and the temperatures quite mild.

Aegina has the driest climate of all the islands of the Saronic Gulf and water is provided from wells and springs. Sometimes it has to be carried from the mainland of Greece by special water boats.

WHAT TO BRING

Remember to bring a camera, binoculars, a hat and sunscreen lotion. Also remember to bring along medicines such as anti-histamine and lotion for insect stings and bites.

WHAT TO WEAR
Cool clothing for summer, as well as your bathing suit and comfortable walking shoes. Warm clothing for winter as the temperature can drop considerably, with the wind chill factor especially prevalent on the island hilltops. We recommend you also bring a warm jacket, gloves, beanie and scarf to ensure you keep warm.

INTERNET
Internet access is widely available throughout the island. Almost all hotels provide internet access, either free or paid. Local coffee shops usually offer free Wi-Fi access, as many other public places do. Feel free to ask for the password, if the network is locked.

ELECTRICITY
220 volts AC, 50Hz. Round two-pin plugs are used.
US visitors require a transformer and British visitors an adaptor. Most establishments provide these, alternatively they can be purchased at the airport or large electrical shops.

TIME
Like most countries in Europe, Greece observes Daylight-Saving.
In summer the time goes one hour forward to 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3).
In winter the time reverts back to Eastern European Time (EET) or (GMT+2)

LANGUAGES
National language is of course Greek, but pretty much all inhabitants also speak English (probably due to the fact that British tourists are by far the largest fraction of tourists). German is spoken by many as well, and Italian is well-represented, especially in the northern parts of the island.

 

STAY SAFE
Is it safe to travel to Zakynthos? Has the coronavirus outbreak spread in Zakynthos?
Keep up to date about the latest about the coronavirus pandemic in Greece and how it may affect you on the Greek Government website here:
https://travel.gov.gr/#/
The situation is dynamically evolving, and you should also check the travel recommendations issued by your own ministry of health.

USEFUL INFORMATION

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT
+30 22970 22100
PORT AUTHORITY
+30 2297 320920
POLICE
+30 22970 22100
TOURIST POLICE
+30 22970 27777
MUNICIPALITY
+30 22973 20000
HOSPITAL
+30 22970 24489/29128
HEALTH CENTRE
+30 22970 22222, 22886
TAXI
+30 22970 22200