#0286: Greece, Hydra

Property #0286
Property #0286
Property #0286
Property #0286
Property #0286
Property #0286
Property #0286
Property #0286
Property #0286


    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 on the upper floor. The 6 x 12-meter open plan area is comprised 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.


    Car needed no
    Car useful no
    Car available no

    The Villa is on Hydra island, one hour and a half from the harbour of Pireous.

    One can reach Hydra by hydrofoil (1.5hrs or by boat 3.5hrs).

    Once at Hydra one reaches the Sea Captain's Villa after a short walk from the harbour of approximately 800 meters. One walks through stone paved narrow little streets and alleys, through house yards, stone arches etc. The Villa is at the top of one of the island's hills with great views of the Saronic Gulf and part of Peloponnese.



    bedroom 1: 1 x queen double, 2 x sofa bed, 1 x Lower floor. Open plan with kitchen area. Doors to separate. Semi private.

    bedroom 2: 1 x queen double, 1 x ground floor

    studio 3: 1 x queen double, 2 x single, 1 x Upper floor with fireplace

    The bedroom at the ground floor with the fireplace has doors that close and give privacy from a semi-open plan area. The second bedroom on the ground floor is a full bedroom. One bathroom on the ground floor. On the upper floor, there is a large area (approx. 6x12meters) where the masterbedroom is, with fireplace and en suite bathroom.


    bathroom 1: shower, toilet, Lower floor, view of the island from a small window!

    bathroom 2: shower, toilet, Upper floor, en suite


    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 31 to 40
    Credits are seasonal and depend on guest numbers
    Cleaning included no
    Cleaning is 250-300 euros paid directly to the cleaner

    No Smoking inside

    No Children

    No wheelchair access

    Children of 14 years and above are welcome! The villa is multi leveled; this could be unsuitable for very young children.


    Twice a week change of linen



    Swimming (20 minutes walk)

    Fishing (20 minutes walk)

    Scuba diving (20 minutes walk)

    Water skiing (20 minutes walk)

    Snorkeling (20 minutes walk)

    Hiking / Walking (20 minutes walk)

    Surfing (20 minutes walk)


    Shops (20 minutes walk)

    Restaurants (20 minutes walk)

    Culture (20 minutes walk)

    Gym / Health Club (20 minutes walk)

    Beach (20 minutes walk)

    Please note that the time given above is from the house to the main harbour. There are a few beaches that one can walk to from the house, but there are others that one has to go to the harbour first and then take a boat or water-taxi to reach the beach. For example, for water skiing, surfing and fishing one has to go primarily to the harbour and then to a beach etc. Hiking/walking can be done all around the island, so the time scale varies.

    Getting there

    From Athens International airport 'Eleftherios Venizelos' one can get to Pireous harbour by an 'Express Bus' or by taxi. Also, by metro from the airport with one change of lines.

    Once at the harbour at the area where the hydrofoils leave (area of Agios Spyridonas) the visitor can get the hydrofoil or 'Flying Dolphin' that will take them to Hydra island sfter approximately 1.5 hours.

    There are no cars on Hydra island.

    Once the visitor is at the harbour we'll have arranged one or two donkeys for them to take the luggage up at the house. Again, the donkey-luggage-ride is about 20-25 euro.


    The Captain's quarters were in fantastic shape and along with the great flowers in the garden really showed as in the photos. The views were spectacular and both the Island of Hydra and the Port was a great and fun experience.

    Dealing with the owner and her support people on the Island was very easy and a pleasure at all times. We would like to thank them all for a Wonderful experience and a great way to start our summer vacation.

    As always the support and efforts from IVHE were great. We had to try to stay at this property for 3 summers and we were able to coordinate this visit just into the summer high season.

    Emil St.Hilaire (09 Jul 2015)

    Sea Captain's Villa

    19th Century Sea Captain's Villa with fabulous views of the island, its picturesque houses and the vivid blue of the Mediterranean as its background

    At a glance

    Property House/Villa (vacation home & rental property)
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    Credits 31 to 40 per week
    Bedrooms 4
    Guests 4
    Min stay 7 days
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