Kiaffa Cottage (~€115/night)2BR / Kiaffa
Authentic and original features abound in this hidden gem above Hydra Town.
A simple house, beautifully renovated & maintained. You can separate the two floors, and treat them like 2 apartments since they have their own private entrance, kitchen & bathroom. Upstairs a one bedroom apartment and Downstairs a large studio. Perfect for couples, small families, and small groups of friends wanting to holiday together but retain that sense of privacy. Both floors access the courtyard and roof terrace independently. You can dine al fresco, or simply watch the sunset over the harbour with an ouzo or lovely Greek wine. The house is located in a quiet residential neighbourhood on a cobblestone corner. All it takes to get to the port or the beach is a lazy 10 minutes.
Total cost for the whole house from 700 euros. Depending on time of year and number of persons staying
For any questions, please feel free to contact us.
What’s unique with this house, is both floors feel like 2 totally different spaces. Each with it’s own charm and appeal.
The top floor is light, bright and airy. White ceilings, white walls, beautifully and simply decorated.
Downstairs is rustic and earthy with it’s rock features, fireplace, thick walls, stone tiles… a feeling of time standing still.
Original artworks throughout the house from local artists.
You will be met at the port by my housekeeper. From here, they will show you the supermarket that does home delivery. You can order away, all the heavy stuff, like water, beer, wine, washing powder, canned foods, etc… and they’ll be delivered the next day to you. This is a free service that the supermarket provides for shopping there.
Hydra is a very picturesque, aristocratic and cosmopolitan island of the Saronic Bay. As all the islands of the Argosaronic Bay, Hydra is an extremely popular destination for the Athenians, especially on the weekends. There are 2,500 inhabitants during winter and a lot of Greek and foreign visitors during summer. The town of Hydra – that is the sole town of the island – has been declared a landmark and car transport is prohibited. It is built within two rocky hills and is full of traditional houses with tile roofs, deep blue doors and windows. The mansions of Hydra are made of stone and usually due to the sloping ground they are 2 to 4-storeys. Most of them have external stairs that end up at a flat roof. Their rooms are big, high-ceilinged, with arches, embossed interior design, murals, garlands, geometric compositions at the marble floors, side frames and painted wooden ceilings.
The very town of Hydra is a large representative sample of the unique local architecture that combines island and mainland characteristics. Either the plain houses or the mansions have a special and impressive architecture that cannot be seen in other areas of Greece or abroad.
Hydra is connected by boat to the rest of the Argosaronic islands, Methana, Ermioni, Porto Heli, Nafplio, Astros, Tolo and Leonidio, all year long. From Piraeus Port, the trip lasts 1.5 hours with the flying dolphin.
Iron & Board
2 Ring Stove
seating for 6 people
Bathroom 1 – toilet , shower
Bathroom 2 – toilet , shower
The upstairs bathroom was refurbished in 2010. So, all fixtures and fittings are relatively new.
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Bedroom 1 – 1 double
Bedroom 2 – 1 twin/ single
Upstairs can sleep 3 max. Master bedroom can sleep 2 and living room couch doubles as a bed at night. Downstairs has an L-shaped sitting area, with a couch that doubles as a bed at night.
Audio Tape Player
Books for Adults
3 garden chairs
Long-term Renters Welcome
unsuitable for elderly or infirm