All around breathtaking panoramic views of ocean, village and mountains, in a renovated 19th century captain’s mansion, above the Hydra harbor, surrounded by seagulls, wrapped around by own terraces and gardens. The Seagulls’ Nest is completely independent with two main entrances and exclusive access to its own gardens and three terraces. It is very private and quiet, yet in close proximity to the port and all facilities. Fully furnished, modern and functional with an artistic touch and high aesthetics. Lying on the West side of the harbor and facing the East, it is a privileged building protected from the notoriously burning summer afternoon sun at Hydra town. After noon all terraces and gardens are in fresh shadow. Large umbrellas offer shadow in the morning.
All beds are equipped with high quality relaxing mattresses. A baby cot for a child up to 15 kg is available.
Not suitable for very young children, if not well attended, or unfit persons because of stone stairs. Free Wifi connection. As it is not advisable to drink the public network water in Hydra, limitless quantity of flat, mineral, mountain water is available for free to the guests.
At arrival guests are welcomed with a basket of fruits, local delicacies and wine.
Minimum stay: 7 NIGHTS
Preferred Arrival / Departure day: SATURDAY
Check in time: 4 PM / Check out time: 10 AM
We are a couple of intellectuals, we studied and lived in several European countries and often travell around. We have no family links with the island of Hydra, but we fall in love with it at first sight.
The natural beauty, the sympathetic affinity among rocks, sea, pines and the deep traces of histories and myths of gods, pirates and heroes are the elixir of this lasting love affair.
We bought this outstanding, 200 years old, very large and beautiful historical mansion six years ago, when it was a ruin, inhabited only by the many seagulls fishing in the ocean spaces below it.
We fully renovated it to its initial condition with the approval of the Greek Archeological Service and enhanced it with all the contemporary amenities bringing it to high functional and aesthetic standards, obtaining so the approval of the Greek Tourism Organization.
Now, we are happy to live long periods in it and host nice people from around the world in the privileged, fully independent guesthouse of this unique landmark of Hydra.
The seagulls are always here to carry like "drones" the glances of the soul to pirouettes in the limpid light of Hydra.
Unique, close views of the port, the town and the ocean from any point.
Comfortable, all facilities, high aesthetics...
The listing and pictures did not do the property justice, Its a wonderful combination of a tradition historic building sympathetically restored with all modern facilities. It has stunning views over the harbour, town and Saronic Gulf.
The owners provided more than we expected ,including beach towels, bottled water, toiletries, plus a generous starter pack of tea, coffee, sugar etc. Too many other extras to mention.
Very effective aircon, hot water and showers, not always found in Greece! The apartment was spotless.The beds were very comfortable and the terraces,and gardens were much enjoyed.
The owner met us at the port with mules to carry our bags up to the property and was very friendly and helpful with information and advise en route. There are a number of ways to reach the Seagulls Nest,some longer but easier others shorter but much harder. You will be much fitter when you leave but the views and the property are worth every step. There is interest at every turn and the labyrinth of alleyways distracts you from the effort of the climb.
The four corners supermarket is a reasonably level 5 mims walk, passing Leonard Cohen's house on the way.
We can't recommend this property highly enough.
We are counting the days till we can return
Long counryside walks and exploring the unique and preserved architecture village enloying variety of views, breathing the absolutely clean air of this no-cars and no-mopeds island.
Wild herbs in winter and India figs (prickly pears) in summer harvesting in the private gardens and in the surrounding fields,
20% deposit on Booking by bank transfer, and the balance payment of 80% by bank transfer, one calendar month before arrival. Ask the Seagulls' Nest manager for the bank account where to transfer the above amounts.