Antique-lovers might feel right at home among the 18th- and 19th-century furniture and decor (Oriental rugs, wooden chests, nautical engravings, ceilings painted in detailed Venetian motifs) decorating this traditional Hydriot home, now a gracious small hotel. Built around 1810 for a Captain Danavasis—and now classified by the Ministry of Culture as a national monument—the hotel celebrated its 50th anniversary as a hotel in 2011 with a special book about its rich history.
For a change of pace guests can head to the main salon, whose walls are hung with giant black and white photographs, or go outside to a garden lush with pink and red blossoms. The two suites on the top floor—numbers 2 and 3—have balconies, sea views, and graceful ceiling frescoes done by Venetian painters. The continental breakfast is served in the interior courtyard.
Miaouli, 2 blocks inland from port center, Hydra town, Hydra, 18040, Greece