Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Single Family Homes
Discover the crystal blue waters and the picturesque town of Hydra at Authentic Hideaway. Set on a hill overlooking the sea, the house has gorgeous views and a location close to the island’s life. Situated on a 323,46 sq.m. land overlooking the vast expanse of azure sea, the house includes expansive outdoor terraces, framed by vivid greens, with ample space for relaxation and entertainment in the sensuous breeze.
The neutral colors of the house take the traditional Greek island style up to a new level. Grey-white beamed ceilings and stone floors are an understated backdrop for the vanilla-colored sofas and a lovely alfresco table invites you to delectable meals, paired with fine Greek wine and the Mediterranean breeze.
The guest bedroom features a rock that creates an eye-catching design, with its sculptural beauty completing the traditional rustic style, while the master bedroom enjoys great views to Hydra Town.
Additionally to the main house of 158 sq.m on a plot of 323,46 sq.m, there is an adjacent plot of 62 sq.m with a small property of 62 sq.m, currently used as a storage room, but it could be restored to a beautiful guest house.
Inhale the sweet fragrance of bougainvilleas as you coast your way through the sheer white abodes framed in this paradise called Hydra.
Rising like an emerald from the blue depths of the Saronic Gulf, Hydra is a slow and sleepy place composed of rocky hilltops and shady pine forests. A preferred summertime destination for well-heeled Athenians and the international arts crowd, the island is a rare gem, having effortlessly retained its authentic character and traditional charms. Perhaps due to its location less than 80km from Athens, Hydra has always been a favoured retreat of jet-setters and artists. Aristotle Onassis, Pablo Picasso, Maria Callas, Patrick Leigh Fermor, The Rolling Stones, Marc Chagall and Henry Miller have all passed time on this shimmering island, although its most faithful lover was undoubtedly Leonard Cohen. The Canadian singer-songwriter was inspired to write ‘Bird on the Wire’ after observing that very same scene from his peaceful, whitewashed house in the main town, and not much has changed since then. Follow in his footsteps with a coffee at Roloi Cafe, once known as the famous Kafenion O Katsikas, where Cohen and a generation of free-spirited artists whiled away the long summer months. These days, the summer months transform the island into a miniature St Tropez, filled with glamorous visitors and the popping of champagne corks, although a distinctly bohemian vibe persists, particularly in the winter months. The car-free main town is a compact maze of winding streets and alleyways, quite untouched by the modern world, and forming an imposing amphitheatre over the harbour. Mainland Greece hovers on the horizon, just a few miles away but, at the same time, infinitely untouchable through a lavender evening haze. Hydra boasts a strong maritime culture and is one of the most popular yachting destinations in Greece, home to the prestigious Kamini Yacht Club as well as a number of charter agencies. As Cohen quipped, ‘there is nowhere in the world where you can live like you can in Hydra, and that includes Hydra’.