Greek Artist’s Home Turned Into Holiday Villa in Hydra 

Onos Residence is a stunning three-level holiday villa located on the beautiful island of Hydra. 

Once home and art studio to renowned Greek postwar and contemporary painter Christos Karas, this captivating property recently received an extensive makeover and has now opened its doors as a holiday house – welcoming guests to a touch of luxury overlooking the Aegean Sea.  

Ideal for large groups as it can comfortably host twelve people (or up to seventeen with sofa beds); the holiday villa can also be rented out as three separate suites, with each floor featuring its own set of bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchenette and other facilities. 

Blending the charm of Hydra’s traditional stone houses with the island’s artsy character (Hydra is famous for capturing the heart of writers, musicians, painters and more) the carefully thought-out renovation has given the property a fine, modern touch.

Each level opens up to a breathtaking terrace with casual lounges and alfresco dining areas- the perfect spot for a morning coffee, or dinner under the stars while overlooking the coast of the Peloponnese and the enchanting port of Kamini.

Inside you will find original artworks that are displayed throughout the bedrooms and living spaces; while impressive sculptures are carefully placed outdoors on the terraces- inspiring a genuine connection with the roots of the residence. 

The villa also boasts a charming garden where guests can read their book under a blossoming lemon tree, enjoy their full continental breakfast, or from here take a two-minute stroll and arrive at the scenic beach and beach club of Castello.

Whether it’s a special getaway with family and friends or a much-needed holiday for two, Ornos is the perfect base to explore the entire island.  


The residence is situated in Kamini, guaranteeing easy transportation to and from the residence via Kamini port (cars are not allowed on the island.) The town of Hydra is a 15-minute walk while Mandraki beach is a short and scenic boat taxi ride from Kamini. Other points of interest nearby include the Profitis Ilias Monastery, which is 1.5 km away, as well as George Kountouriotis Manor and Leonard Cohen’s House. For dining out, guests can head to Taverna Christina, which is a 5-minute walk away.

Onos Residence

A: Kamini, Hydra 

Greek Island Luxury Villa, Designed for Group Getaways

This contemporary, stone-walled villa with breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea, captures the essence of Kea island’s nature while inviting guests to experience a complete luxury getaway in the Cyclades.

This deluxe modern seafront holiday home is a perfect haven for larger groups seeking the ultimate relaxation and privacy. Featuring stunning indoor spaces with minimal decor, Selene Villa in Kea also boasts an oversized deck, two infinity pools, a sauna, a jacuzzi, a tennis court and a basketball court- enough to keep guests active and entertained all day long.

Selene is the perfect place to stay while exploring this under-the-radar Greek island, which happens to be the closest Cycladic isle to Athens (it’s only an hour away by ferry from the port of Lavrion in the Greek capital). Located on the southwest coast of Kea, Selene is just a short stroll from the gorgeous sandy beach of Kambi, where there’s also a taverna for those that wish to dine out.

Designed to blend in harmoniously with the shades, textures and peaceful vibe of its surroundings, the luxury property invites plenty of light to fill its interiors which are open, yet warm and welcoming. Stone, glass and wood add texture to the space, with selected pops of art adding a touch of character to the stunning space.

Featuring seven spacious bedrooms and seven bathrooms, it’s designed to easily accommodate up to 16 people; with the master suite located on one level, the guest rooms are found on the lower floor, where there is also a private terrace.

The outdoor deck is designed for entertaining and large all-day gatherings. With the infinity L-shaped pool taking centre stage- there’s also a spacious surrounding deck, dining and sitting area, a smaller pool at the lower level, professionally equipped bbq, outdoor kitchen, kids play area, ping pong tables, and plenty of space to sit back and enjoy the magical sunsets- while spending quality time with family and friends. 

Selene Villa in Kea 

Romantic Escape at a Tiny Villa in Symi

At a tranquil village on the island of Symi, you will find a gorgeous little villa designed for couples to connect, de-stress or just relax along the stunning waterfront.

This tiny fishing cottage “On the Rocks” in Nimborio, is a place where you can unwind and feel totally at peace. From a quick dip at a nearby beach to enjoying a coffee and some light reading, or a candlelit dinner on the private terrace- this small sanctuary for two provides the perfect base for couples on a romantic getaway.

With the option to do what you like, when you like, the space offers privacy, freedom, and a mini home away from home vibe. Featuring one bedroom, one bathroom, a private terrace, wardrobe space, air-conditioning, and free WiFi, the holiday cottage is a short walk away from a traditional Greek taverna, a hotel restaurant, and a beach bar serving food all day long.

For those who wish to explore the rest of the beautiful island, guests have easy access to Symi’s main harbour town using the regular water taxi service, which also connects to many of the island’s breathtaking beaches every morning and afternoon. Water taxis can also be booked privately in the evening for those wishing to head to town at night- where you will find a great range of eateries and bars to choose from.

So if you’re planning your next Greek island escape for two or even looking for an ideal retreat as a solo traveller (for the ultimate me-time), this is the perfect place!

On the Rocks

Discover the 10 Best Things to Do in Symi