Daily cleaning (live-in staff)
Change of linen twice a week
Pool and garden maintenance
Rent a bicycle
Rent a boat
Sea cruises to nearby islands
Delivery of food and drinks
Air-conditioning in all bedrooms
Satellite and cable TV
Bed linen and towels
Parties and events allowed
Athens Airport 1.5 hour by boat & 15 min by sea taxi
Closest port Hydra 5.5 km
Closest town Hydra 5.5 km
Closest beach Molos 100 m
The main house is built with grey marbles as a summer residence. It is one of the historical houses of Hydra, situated in a bay three miles from the main harbour of the popular island, eight minutes by sea taxi. During the fall of 1904, King George I of Greece was hosted here on a hunting excursion, as well as the Prime Minister El. Venizelos in 1917. The best-selling author and movie script writer Jack Higgins described the villa and its views in his novel “Solo” in 1980 as the home-haven of rest of his protagonist pianist.
The building complex is atop a 40-meter rock lift directly above the sea, on 4,1 acres fenced private land with wonderful and undisturbed sea view. The Southern side of the house is placed in the pinewoods. The tower shaped central house built in 1891. The first floor includes the King George`s double bedroom with its own toilet in the corridor and 270 degrees view to the sea. The second room has two single beds, which may convert to one double if requested, with its own interior bathroom and a veranda with panoramic views. The ground floor lays in one meter above the ground and provides the lounge with fireplace, office room, two double bedrooms, both with their own interior toilets.
All rooms and the lounge, have unique views to the sea and the pine forest. Almost all materials are original, and restauration was done only when it was necessary with similar material and color. Inside the fenced area there are: an ample, completely equipped kitchen and an extra bathroom with shower.
A little higher in the private area inside the pinewood forest you may find also a traditional island house with two connecting rooms with an interior door, one toilet to share and private veranda. The first room has a double built bed, and the second one - two single beds, convertable to one double and the door to the common toilet. There are also separate exterior doors, if residents would prefer privacy. At the edge of the Tower’s western ground veranda, there is a swimming pool overlooking the sea, rather unique due to its location.
Cars are forbidden on the island of Hydra. The beach rarely hosts other visitors. The distance to the beach is about 100 meters via the private house path.
The complex is rented for one-week blocks minimum. Housekeeper and janitor have their own rooms inside the fenced area.
VILLA HAS MAIN AND GUEST HOUSES
Entrance hall with small sitting area
Living area with fireplace with access to the outdoor areas
2 Double bedrooms with en-suite shower bathrooms
1 Master Tower bedroom with 180° view and private shower bathroom
1 Double bedroom with en-suite shower bathroom and a shaded balcony
Fully equipped kitchen with independent entrance near the main house
Independent Guest House
1 Twin/Double bedroom with sea view
1 built in double bedroom
1 common bathroom
Private swimming pool
Veranda with dining area
Path to the beach
Outdoor sitting area