The two storey Sea Captain’s Villa was built in the middle of the 19th century. Its position was selected for its excellent vantage point atop the mountain of Hydra overlooking the village of Hydra and beyond towards the Saronic Gulf and the Peloponnese.
In 1974 it was bought by its current owner where a famous Greek architect was commissioned to reconstruct it with care and respect to its history. Nine years later the Villa was awarded by the Greek Ministry of Culture the national prize for the best-reconstructed house in Greece. In 2002 the Villa was partially renovated and a small pool was added.
Reaching the Sea Captain’s Villa after a short walk from the harbour of approximately 800 meters, one passes through a unique and multi-leveled external atrium to enter in the magnificent stone built Villa.
The villa sleeps 2-6 people, The living room with the fireplace, the open plan kitchen, dining and one double bedroom with wc are on the ground floor creating a relaxed atmosphere while functionally working all together. There is also an office, pool, large terraces as well as a guesthouse.
The master bedroom is located at the upper floor, a 6 x 12 meters open plan area which comprises of a sitting room, fireplace, a king size bed and en suite.
The split level terraces offer a fascinating view of the island, its picturesque houses and the vivid blue of the Mediterranean as its background. To the rear immediate access is offered to the external terraces whilst on the front one can relax atop the balcony overlooking the front terraces of the Villa and the panorama below.The local vegetation with the olive trees, the cypress tree and the colourful bougainvillea in combination with the turquoise of the pool make the visitor feel at ease with the environment.
The Sea Captain’s Villa combines the old-world-charm with all modern conveniences offering a relaxed and enjoyable stay in a superb Villa on a beautiful island.