|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Luxury split level sea front small villa with garden area and sun patio for two to three persons.
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.
RATES FOR A THIRD PERSON ARE €20 PER NIGHT IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE PRICES.
Children over 14 accepted.
SPECIAL WINTER RATES FOR A MINIMUM OF 3 NIGHTS AT €120 PER NIGHT FOR TWO PERSONS (INCLUDING HEATING). A CHANCE TO ENJOY THE PEACE AND QUIET OF THIS UNSPOILT ISLAND IN THE LOW SEASON AND EXPERIENCE THE REAL ISLAND LIFESTYLE.
Long term rates on request.
Ein wundervoller Ort um in kürzester Zeit dem Alltag entfliehen zu können. Mit dem ersten Schritt von der Fähre auf die Insel hat sich ein sehr entspanntes Urlaubsgefühl eingestellt. Dies ist zu einem Großteil der Gastfreundschaft von Trevor, dem Eigentümer der Villen, zu verdanken. Er hat uns von der ersten Kontaktaufnahme an unaufdringlich mit essentiellen Informationen zu den Villen der Insel bzw. zur An- und Abreise versorgt, uns auch am Hafen abholt und nach einer Einladung in einem der Lokale am Hafen mit einem Wasser-Taxi zum Haus gebracht. Die Villa selbst, in unserem Fall Pearl, ist hochwertig ausgestattet und bis ins letzte Detail höchst geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Am Abend ist es mit Blick auf's Meer, einem Glas Wein, der hinter dem Peloponnes untergehenden Sonne in der Sitzgruppe vor dem Haus so gemütlich, dass es einem schwerfällt aufzustehen um in einem der Lokale im Ort oder in der Stadt Essen zu gehen. Alles in Allem ein Urlaub, der unsere nicht geringen Erwartungen an die Insel, die Villa und die Gastfreundschaft in allen Punkten übertroffen hat.
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.