|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Luxury split level open plan small villa with panoramic views from exclusive sun terrace.
New for 2014 HydraVista is a brand new development providing luxurious split level independent accommodation built to the highest standards and licensed by EOT, the Greek Tourism Organisation. Located in a prime position in Plakes Vlichou, enjoying unparalleled 180 degree views of the Peloponnese mainland including the islands of Spetses and Dokos, this ever changing vista culminates in some spectacular sunsets as the sun slowly sinks behind the hills of the mainland.
A small, mainly pebble/partially sandy beach is just a few paces below the property where the crystal clear waters are internationally recognised as amongst the cleanest in the world.
The Four Seasons resort is just a few minutes stroll where an organised beach is available with one of the finest lunchtime restaurants located on the beach providing fresh fish, home cooking, coffee and refreshments.
The jetty is located a minute's walk below the property where a shuttle boat to the port runs every fifteen to thirty minutes during the summer months. Alternatively take a leisurely stroll along the coastal path through Vlichos, across the old 17th Century footbridge and through the picturesque village of Kamini to the town - approximately a 35 to 40 minute walk.
Hydra town offers a cosmopolitan night-life with plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes, or simply enjoy the peace and quiet of Plakes Vlichou with the opportunity to unwind and enjoy the simple, stress-free lifestyle.
Trevor is British, married to Lili who is Greek, with two daughters Deborah & Caroline and HydraVista is owned jointly between the four of us. Having lived in London and Athens a day trip to Hydra convinced us that this was the ideal lifestyle for us - an island free of traffic and those wretched motorbikes which blight so many islands. The nearest we get to pollution is stepping over donkey droppings. This is a paradise for fresh air, clean sea and plenty of sun, as well as a treat for animal lovers with many cats well known to the island.
Between us we speak English, Greek and German with a modicum of French.
Trevor Stokes purchased this villa in 2005
We found this piece of land in 2005 and set our hearts on it even though it was not for sale at the time. By sheer perserverance it became ours and then followed the arduous task of building on an island without transportation.
The end result is a spectacular location right on the sea with a luxuriously finished accomodation where we have paid attention to details such as the Health beds imported from the UK which guarantee a comfortable night's sleep, designer wicker furniture and a kitchen equipped with Miele fridge, hob and microwave.
The view is special. It changes by the hour and you can pass the time of day simply watching the boats and occasional donkey passing. It is peaceful and relaxed but within walking distance of a couple of noteable restaurants, two organised beaches as well as the small beach immediately below, and the town of Hydra just a few minutes boat ride away. It offers the best of both worlds. The exclusive patio and garden area provides the opportunity to sunbathe in private with views across the sea to the mainland and up to the mountains behind the property. The sunsets are remarkable.
This place was paradise for us: well situated location, well furnished, clean and offering stunning sunsets every night. But above all that, Trevor is a friendly, responsive, helpful host. If you want to really feel away from the hustle and bustle of the world, this is the place to stay. While near enough to the necessary facilities (groceries, restaurants), it provides a calm and beautiful place to unwind.
Our host Trevor and his daughter offered the most wonderful hospitality upon arrival at Hydra Vista. The villa is gorgeous, beautifully decorated, air conditioned - and the views were just incredible. Morning coffee on the patio watching the fishing boats come and go over the Aegean was peaceful and relaxing. The local people so friendly and accommodating with a 5 star restaurant for lunch and dinner just a few minutes walk away. All of the restaurants in the area are quaint, offer extraordinary views and delicious food. I couldn't wish for anything more and booked for the following summer before leaving the island.
We were looking for something special for our honeymoon in Hydra and Hydra Vista is truly great. We spent 8 days there and was really fantastic, from de stylish house to the breathtaking patio with a great seaview and fantastic sunset. Also the 2 days we had big rain we could enjoy better the inside of the home.
The house is in a great location with a lot of privacy; in front of it there is a little pebbles beach and near Plakes Beach, the Hydra Port is accessible in some minutes with taxi boat or walking for 30-40 minutes near the sea for a simple trail.
Trevor was a wonderful host, he took us from the port and explain all of the house; also he leaved us a welcome basket that we enjoyed.
It was a pleasure to meet him and i hope we will come back again.
Hydra Vista ist ein wundervoller Ort, um - umgeben von Himmel und Meer - die Seele baumeln zu lassen. Alles, was unser Herz begehrt, war im Überfluss vorhanden: Ruhe, wunderbare kleine Strände mit kristallklarem Wasser, gutes Essen in den nahen Tavernen und natürlich die liebevoll gestaltete Villa mit den herrlichen Plätzen draussen. Allein schon die Lage von Hydra Vista ist ein Luxus! Trevor Stokes ist ein sehr sympathischer und zuvorkommender Gastgeber, bei dem man sich schnell wie zuhause fühlt. Wir freuen uns auf unsere nächsten Ferien in Hydra Vista!
Barbara Wirz, Frauenfeld, CH
We enjoyed every part of the house, the terraces, the view, the sea, the small beach below, the fantastic sunsets. We were also impressed with the beauty of Trevor's location and the care he takes with every detail. The setting is just perfect.
Grazie Trevor, it was a true pleasure to meet you!
We spent 8 nights at HydraVista this summer. Too short...! What a great holiday we had! The location is just perfect. The property stands "nice and tall" in a privileged position, well connected to Vlichos by a nice trail and to the port by few minutes of taxi boat, which stops just 50 meters from the property. The bungalow is tastefully decorated and fully equipped. Very comfortable bed! The nice welcome basket made us feel at home and the day after we have been able to easily make our shopping in town. What we adored is the privacy we enjoyed during our stay and the small pebbles beach with clear waters just in front the house which has been our private paradise for a week.
Trevor has been a wonderful host and it has been a true pleasure for us to meet him. He made us feel at home. We will come back!
Hydra is an island for relaxation. A step back into a slower pace of life where motor vehicles and even bicycles are prohibited. Transport is by sea-taxi, shuttle boat or by foot where glorious walks along the coastal path from the town to Plakes Vlichou proves a pleasurable experience in all seasons. The clean, unpolluted air and the local micro climate make the experience invigorating. Walks are unlimited on the island, up to some of the remote mountain top monasteries or to the uninhabited south-west coast of the island where quiet beaches can be found.
Hydra town boasts some fine old mansions, a museum and frequent art exhibitions from many well known Greek and international artists who reside on the island. Hydra has been, and remains, an inspiration to artists who fall in love with the light and textures. Poets, writers and musicians have always been attracted to Hydra and many live here permanently.
There is also a diving school, donkey rides and plenty of interesting churches but first and foremost it is a place to enjoy the simple life with an amazing selection of restaurants, tavernas, bars and cafes to while away your time.
Hydra is far from the commercial tourist traps and caters for people looking for a unique type of vacation.