By the sea, self-catering, independent, large exclusive terrace, easy access
- English, Greek
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Cozy home with magnificent views
This little stone home is the perfect setting for a Hydra getaway. It is far enough away from the crowds of the port to be quiet, but close enough to both the port and Kamini to get groceries or to eat out at a restaurant. The home has a large terrace for dinners and sunset watching, a fully equipped kitchen, comfy beds, and is just steps to the staircase to the clear blue water below. We were there in late July and it was so hot, but the building stayed cool and the big fans kept us comfortable at night. Not to mention, we were just up the stairs from Techne Restaurant--a really amazing restaurant with the kindest servers and the best mint lemonade ever. Michalis was super easy to get in touch with and was immediately responsive to any questions we had.
Word to the wise--be careful with the toilet flush! We accidentally pulled it too hard and pulled it off its connection to the tank which is in the ceiling above the bathroom. Michalis's lovely neighbor came by and helped us fix it in a flash--we were so thankful for her!
We will be back!
Location, location, location
We found this to be the perfect location for a week on Hydra. Just out of town, so away from the hustle and bustle of the main port but still close enough for a nice walk for breakfast or a water taxi to St. Nikolaos beach. No steps to climb other than those from the path to the house, so no need for a donkey; just upstairs from one of Hydra's best restaurants; just steps across the path down to Avlaki beach; and those perfect sunset views. Michalis was very responsive to every question and request, and though the decor and amenities aren't the most up to date, the place makes up for that in its stone house charm and, of course, the location.
Perfect location with gorgeous sea views
We loved our stay on Hydra at this charming stone house with expansive sea views and gorgeous sunsets. Our host was responsive, organized and extremely helpful, offering restaurant suggestions and other advice about the island. The home is clean, filled with beautiful antiques, and has modern amenities. Location is away from the bustle and noise of the port but an easy walk there for dining and transport. Highly recommend. We will surely be back!
This is a perfect house: comfortable and well located with everything you could want to make your stay delightful, including a wonderful collection of music! Having been on Hydra many times at different seasons, I can't imagine a more ideal spot to stay, especially when the tourist influx is not at its late July/early August apex (which means on other seasons there is less boat traffic and a lot more quietude. . .) Even at the apex, we had a great time, especially when we moved our breakfast table to the upper terrace, which affords a little more privacy and uninterrupted, gorgeous views of the sea. We also appreciated the clear and considerate communication we received from our hosts. Highly recommended!
Perfect location, lovely old home
We loved staying here. The location, terrace, and furnishings are all perfect. The bed is comfortable, the light and view are amazing, and a wonderful, low-key beach is just down the side of the cliff via steps. Wine at the terrace table at sunset is every bit as perfect a vacation cliche as you could imagine. The kitchen is fairly modern, with lots of appliances and a full complement of pots, dishes, glasses, and cutlery, so if you want to make dinners (and even BBQ outside), it's easy. The town is about a 10-minute walk away -- just far enough to be quiet and just close enough to be accessible. Techne, the excellent restaurant next door, is a huge plus, because they serve 3 meals a day and play quiet music (you can't hear it at all). Because this is a 100+-year-old, family-owned home, it's not quite as polished as some vacation rentals, but the many positives I've noted more than make up for that. Also, Michalis is an excellent communicator and very helpful.
We liked Hydra very much and the house was fantastic.
Hydra is the ideal setting for those in search for relaxing holiday in a cosmopolitan setting. It is unique in its history, architectural beauty and natural landscapes. The island settlement has been preserved to the traditional affluent architectural status it had risen to 200 years ago. Cars and motorbikes are not allowed, there are only pedestrian stone roads and all transportation is by donkeys, sea taxis and on foot.
A walk around the harbour, the narrow streets and the beautiful Mediterranean landscape is a rewarding experience by itself, that travels you centuries back in time. There are so many for the traveller to discover among 300 old churches and monasteries, museums and magnificent old mansions.
Beaches are to be found near the settlement at walking distance or you can take a 'sea bus' for a short trip to a beach completely away from civilization. Night life is vivid and usually after hours, with plenty of bars, cafes, very good restaurants and night clubs.