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The Courtyard House

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5.0 of 5 bubbles
7 reviews
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Hydra Town, Hydra, Saronic Gulf Islands
The Courtyard House is nestled in the heart of Hydra town. Its great advantage is that it's in a quiet area but is very close to the picturesque harbour where all the restaurants, cafes and shops are. You don't have to climb any steps to get to it. It's a pretty 18th century stone house which retains its original character but has all the advantages of clean, modern living. It has been decorated in a traditional style.

Hydra is one of Greece's most picturesque islands. Due to its status as a national historic landmark, the island's architecture has been beautifully preserved. Visitors can wander the tiny cobblestone lanes in the town surrounded by small traditional dwellings and lovely old stone houses. During the 18th and 19th century, wealthy merchants and ship owners built beautiful Venetian-style mansions on the...
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About the Owner, Carl W
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: 12 days ago
Listed since : May 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 7 reviews and 1 property
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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We discovered Hydra a year ago, on a day trip of the islands near Athens, and knew that we had to return. No cars, not even bikes, the only forms of transport are boats and donkeys. Well, we didn't even need to meet a donkey. The Courtyard House is close enough to the port to be able to wheel your...

Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2011 for a stay in May 2011
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This island getaway home is absolutely spectacular in every sense! We traveled to this beautiful Hydra home with a large group and 3 small children. Even though there were plenty of people the size of the house and sleeping accommodations gave us the privacy and comfort a grande hotel would offer. This is one place I will return to and...

Athens, Greece
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2011 for a stay in April 2011

Wow this is a place that everyone should stay at. A group of us (6 adults and 2 kids) stayed for the Easter weekend and we had a fantastic time. Although Hydra is visited by a number of famous people in very large yachts, it is all very low key. Whilst there we ran into the Greek Prime Minister George...

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
With three bedrooms and three bathrooms (1 with a bath tub and 2 with showers), the Courtyard House comfortably sleeps eight. However, there is also a sofa bed in one of the sitting rooms for two extra guests. A travel cot is also available.

Decorated in a traditional style, the house has retained its original character, while at the same time has all the comforts of clean, modern living. The kitchen and all the bathrooms have been newly renovated in 2010. The bathrooms have been completely renovated with classic Villeroy & Boch tiles and fittings. The house contains two living rooms, a large kitchen, a master bedroom and bathroom, and two guest bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. All the rooms have lovely high wooden ceilings and wooden floorboards. The home is perfect for a couple&#39...
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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About the neighbourhood
During the 18th and 19th century, wealthy merchants and ship owners built beautiful Venetian-style mansions on the island. Donkeys and boats are the only mode of transport as cars and mopeds have been banned.
The lovely harbour is filled with shops, restaurants, and quayside cafes where one can sip a leisurely cup of coffee and people-watch. Hydra is popular with artists, writers and wealthy Athenians, but it also preserves a traditional way of life that is becoming increasingly hard to find on other Greek islands.
The entire island has been preserved as a national monument and Hydra's role in the Greek War of Independence is something the islanders are very proud of. The island contributed one of the largest fleets to fighting the Turks at sea and was home to several national hero...
Car not needed
How to get there
Hydra is one of the closest islands to Athens and therefore one of the most easily accessible and one of the quickest to get to.

From Athens airport (Eleftherios Venizelos) you can catch a taxi, an express bus or a train to the Athens port of Piraeus.

From Piraeus, you can take a Flying dolphin hydrofoil (90 minutes) or a Flying Cat catamaran to Hydra. It is wise to book ferry tickets in advance. Tickets can be booked online at www.greeka.com or www.hellenicseaways.com
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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