The Secret Hideaway, Hydra
THE SECRET HIDEAWAY, HYDRA
This rare gem is a writer’s dream, an inspiring seaside retreat of unparalleled beauty and divine energy far from the noise of the modern world. Its grounds of 106,000 m2 are abundant with trees creating a magical forest with two pristine beaches at its foot. The house of 153 m2 was built in 2000 with impeccable taste, the definition of understated luxury. It is comprised of a living-dining area with a large fireplace, a gourmet fully-equipped traditional kitchen, and two spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms made with limestone. Broad terraces surrounding the house offer abundant space for dining and relaxing under the stars. The estate is accessed either by boat (a 15-minute ride by water taxi from the port of Hydra to its private dock) or on foot via a combination of forest paths known only to a few. The property has been cultivated for self-sufficiency, including a vegetable garden, a hen house, and an olive grove. Solar panels create independent electricity and a desalinator produces unlimited amounts of fresh water. The provenance of the property is as impressive as the estate, with previous owners including international film stars and European royalty.