Villa Calthea, Hydra, Greece
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8'370 - 19'130 euros/weekAvailability & Pricing
Sitting in a super-panoramic position above beautiful Hydra Port, Calthea rises proudly in local sandy-grey stone, testament to the grand mansions built by the island's shipping magnates in times gone by. With an abundance of terraces, and accommodation for 15 spread out over different levels, there's space and opportunity aplenty for large groups wishing to spread out, come together for convivial moments, and amble into Hydra's evocative, atmospheric capital.
Inside: accommodation Calthea is arranged over a main house on two floors and a series of externally accessed bedrooms on several levels. A class example of traditional Hydran architecture, the property features stone walls, alternating chessboard and hardwood flooring, lofty wood-beamed ceilings, artworks, and an eclectic mix of antique furniture and more modern pieces.
The main entrance leads in from an indoor-outdoor dining area to a well-equipped kitchen with dumb waiter (about which more anon). From here, a door leads into a central hallway, off which the remainder of the ground floor accommodation flows. A door opens into a snug sitting room with a sofa, a pair of easy chairs and French windows opening out onto a communal terrace. The views, typical of most rooms in the property, are magnificent, and take in the sea and the picturesque town of Hydra Port wrapping around its harbour.
A door to the left of the sitting room leads into the first bedroom, a twin with French windows accessing the communal terrace and an en-suite with marble-topped vanity unit and a tub with shower attachment.
Back in the central hallway, another door opens into a suite comprising: a generously proportioned double bedroom with a wall of bespoke wardrobes, a little sitting area, more of those wonderful views of Hydra Port, and access to the communal terrace; an en-suite bathroom with separate shower and tub; and a separate WC.
Back in the hallway once more, a staircase leads up to the first floor, most of which is taken up by a fabulously voluminous and panoramic open-plan living and dining area. A pair of sink-in sofas and a few armchairs are gathered around an impressive fireplace, intricately designed, double-height wood ceilings rise above, art enlivens the walls, an array of bibelots adds character, a sequence of French windows open out onto terraces, and a large dining table makes indoor dining hard to resist.
An opening to one side leads in to a snug reception room, where the dumb waiter arrives from the kitchen, which in turn accesses a guest WC, another panoramic terrace, and a study - the perfect spot for anyone who needs to combine their holiday with a little work.
Back on the ground floor, and following the communal terrace past the two bedrooms and the living room snug, one comes to two more bedrooms, each one accessed independently from outside. The first is the children's room, a triple with bunk beds and an en-suite bathroom with tub and shower attachment; the second is a double-twin, also with en-suite bathroom with tub and shower attachment.
Steps lead down from the main house to a lower terrace, which is home to games room with pool table, kitchen and shower room, and then on down to another terrace, from which one may access the the remaining three bedrooms. In detail there is:
• a double bedroom with a basic in-room shower and sink and a separate WC • two identical doubles, each one spread over three levels: on the main level is a little sitting area; above is a mezzanine sleeping area with great views of Hydra Port; and below is a kitchenette and a shower room
Outside: like the accommodation, Calthea's al fresco areas are wide-ranging and spread over a variety of levels. Each one offers tantalising views over Hydra Port and out to sea.
Wrapping around two sides of the main house's ground floor, and accessed from all the ground floor bedrooms, is the first of numerous terraces. Furnished with comfy outdoor furniture, it extends into the first dining area, an indoor-outdoor spot served by the kitchen.
The first floor of the main house also boast a pair of good-sized terraces, the most panoramic of all. Accessed from the voluminous open-plan communal space and from the second, smaller reception room, both are comfortably furnished , while the larger one also hosts a splendid dining area.
From the terrace outside the ground floor of the main house, steps lead down to several other levels, each one offering space in which to lounge, take the sun and read in the shade. Colourful flowers, climbers and trees rise from a liberal scattering of pots to enliven the atmosphere and perfume the air.
One of the lower terraces flows into a large stone-built pergola that's home to the hot tub, while another provides access to the games room.
Gates on several levels allow guests to pop into town with ease.
- Luxury Accommodation
- Daily Maid Service (Change of Linen twice a week)
- Travel Assistance & Concierge Services
- Daily breakfast preparation
- Daily cook service for either lunch or dinner
- White Key Signature toiletries
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- Internet: WiFi
- playroom with pool table
- Closest airport: Athens, 1.5 h by ferry (or 3 hrs drive) & 15 min by sea taxi
- Closest port: Hydra, 12 min walk (steep)
- Closest town: Hydra
- Closest beach: Various small coves, 10 min walk