We were 6 friends, from different countries. meeting up in Hydra for a week. The landlady was extremely helpful with bed arrangements. The villa was out of the town which we wanted, we may not have wanted the climb home but it made us fitter I am sure.
The villa was well laid out and had everything you needed to have an enjoyable stay. Pots, pans, cooking facilities and BBQ if staying in. Washing machine and dishwasher plenty of linen and towels.
There was not a single complaint from any of us and I would highly recommend this villa to anyone seeking a week's holiday on paradise.
The pictures can't quite do justice to the delight of waking up each morning with the sound of lapping water from the beach just across the sea front road in front of this beautifully renovated cottage.
Anna and her son were standing by on our arrival and there was a huge plate of fresh fruit that lasted the 5 of us most of the week as well as preserves and a bottle of Ouzo!
There is a good size shower room, a well equipped kitchenette and an extensive veranda with very effective (charcoal) BBQ. There were beach towels, an airbed and masks and snorkels for use on the beach. Air conditioning worked very well.
The amazing thing about the cottage is that it manages to be peaceful and private while only being 5 minutes walk from shops and tavernas in this lively port with catamarans from Athens, lots of tourist yachts and local fishing boats too. We ate out several times and the food was good traditional Greek cuisine.
Two things to be aware of - the nearby beaches are pebbles, not soft sand so you'll want water shoes and they're probably not great for younger children. Bedroom 3 comes off Bedroom 2 without a door and there is no door at the top of the stairs leading to Bedroom 2 - if privacy is a big deal to you maybe this isn't the place for you. We went with a daughter and son-in-law and another daughter and all managed fine.
If you want a lazy break in beautiful surroundings with all you need within walking distance then this is the place for you. We took day trips to Corinth, Nafplio and Palaia Epidavros all of which are well worth visiting.
The Greek people are generally very friendly and even the driving style is much more patient than in France and Italy. One anecdote - we got caught in the rain exploring Ermioni and were invited in to wait for it to stop by a local maths teacher who gave us water to drink and introduced us to his daughter who had just been to the UK for a 2 week summer course.
Would we recommend Ermioni and Anna's cottage? DEFINITELY!