This coming summer we would like to travel you to the historical island, named Hydra.
Hydra is 1.30h away by speed boat from Piraeus port and not far from Athens International Airport. The complete absence of cars, motorcycles and bicycles make Hydra different from any other island. During the eighteens century, wealthy local ship owners had built mansions and cultural monuments, which are included in the list of World Heritage sites by Unesco.
Flourishing tourism started in the 50's when the Greek ship owners Aristotelis Onassis and Stavros Niarhos began visiting the island with their famous friends. Winston Churchill, The Kennedys, Maria Kallas, Giovani Anielli, Frank Sinatra, Brigitte Bardot were lovers of Hydra. In 1957, the film "The Child and the Dolphin" with Sophia Loren, presented Hydra worldwide. Now, almost 60 years later, it remains the most popular destination for famous artists, who are always inspired by its beauty, silence and pure tradition.
Nowadays, often, visitors are Queen Sofia of Spain, Albert and Paola of Belgium, Camilla Parker, Konstantinos of Greece, Bill Gates...
The estate we offer has been donated by Aristotelis Onassis to a relative of Hollands Royal family and in 2006 it was sold to the present owner (I. Siatopoulos) Overlooking the picturesque port of Kamini, the property is an estate of 2.950sqm, surrounded by a traditional stone wall of 1.5-2m high with two Hydra architectural entrances. The estate is the largest of the island's master plan, offering breathtaking views over the sea and the village. Recently a two level villa of 220 sqm has been built. The Ground level is divided into a living room, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom, whereas the 1st floor offers 2 master bedrooms and one guest room. Two similar villas for family and guests will be built this year. As the estate is the largest of the island's master plan, three additional villas can be built. So in total the estate can accommodate six villas.
Neighbouring buildings are mansions of Kountouriostis, Kriezis, famous painter Gikas and the ex-property of Richard Branson (Virgin Atlantic) which now belongs to shipowner A. Polemis. Also Prokopiou International Land owners, bought properties in the vicinity. The area is full of olive trees and pines.