Ideally located in close proximity to Greece’s capital city Athens, Hydra has long been a favorite destination for couples, singles and families alike. Ideal for weekend breaks as well as holidays lasting for a longer duration, this is an island that is impossible not to fall in love with. From the moment the beautiful harbor comes into view, visitors are immediately entranced. The grand houses that start at the harbor’s edge reaching high up into the hills above fill the senses with absolute awe.
So with all of this beauty, it isn’t a surprise that so many artists have adopted this beautiful environment and have called it their home. With the mild winters, and of course beautiful summers, it is a destination that can be visited all year.
In keeping with the artistic tradition, several cultural attractions including the Museum of Byzantic Art and History and the ‘Melina Mercouri’ Auditorium provide visitors with many cultural events.
Of course a location so scenic and so quintessentially Greek couldn’t and hasn’t gone amiss. Hydra has featured in many films, the most famous of which is ‘Boy on the Dolphin’ where many of us will remember the scene of Sophia Loren collecting sponges in Hydra.
In keeping with the island’s sense of history, the Orloff Boutique Hotel provides picture perfect accommodations in one of the island’s most traditional and renowned mansions. Ideal for friends, couples and families, it nine rooms and suites, provide a base from which to explore the island whilst living in luxury. Fully renovated to its former glory with the addition of all the modern conveniences discerning guests could wish for, it is the epitome of classic elegance and the chic bohemian lifestyle that the island stands for. An escape in every sense, the property is secluded from the rest of the town through high walls. Relaxing and inspiring its garden is the perfect place to while away the hours surrounded by the heavenly smells from its flowers.
Ideal for families, the spacious suite gives them the opportunity to enjoy the cultural aspect of this island up close; a perfect place for children and grownups alike.