The House of the Shooting Star


This exceptional property sits high above Hydra town and is styled in the most wonderful way. Lavish and chic the house offers an incredibly high level of accommodation for eight guests and benefits from fabulous views, an unusually large garden for Hydra and a private swimming pool on this wonderful Greek island.

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Aristocratic Neo-Classical style house with wonderful pool and garden, and fabulous views over the bay

The House of the Shooting Star is a feast for connoisseurs of fine living. Domes and arches open onto lofty spaces with a cooling expanse of intricately decorated marble floors; Elegant white and cream shades are juxtaposed with dashing touches of contemporary art – all beautifully balanced with the very best comforts in mind.

The property is on three levels. A marble staircase leads to the first floor hallway. On the first floor there is an elegant Reading Room with fireplace and doors leading out onto the main veranda. Another door leads off the hallway into the main kitchen of the property which is very well equipped and with antique tiled floor. Through the arch in the hallway is a very spacious living room, elegantly and comfortably furnished with a formal dining area with chandelier and antique table and chairs for 10 guests. Doors lead out onto the main veranda with its huge, elegant arches and intricately patterned marble floor. The verandah has many areas for dining al fresco and with comfortable day beds and sofas for relaxing.

From the main hallway, a marble staircase continues up to the 2nd level where there are 2 elegant bedrooms: The main master bedroom suite has double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower and WC. This bathroom also has a decorative marble bathtub raised on a dais with spectacular views over the Bay of Hydra. The master bedroom suite has doors leading out onto the large upper terrace shared with the 2nd double bedroom. The 2nd bedroom has a queen sized, antique brass bed with en-suite bathroom. Doors lead from this bedroom to the upper level veranda which runs the length of the house.

On the ground floor of the property is a very spacious and comfortable guest wing which is fully accessible from the main part of the house via the marble staircase but which is totally self-contained with its own kitchen, living room and dining facilities.

Hewn from the granite of Hydra's mountains, the guest wing’s living room is a cool oasis providing comfortable couches in the sitting area with an abundance of cushions making this an excellent spot for a siesta or for curling up with a good book. There is also a breakfast serving bar and dining area with traditional stone oven and a very well equipped kitchen. Off the living room is a well appointed guest bathroom with shower. An inner hallway has access to a bathroom with bath and shower as well as 2 spacious double/twin bedrooms. The guest wing is beautifully furnished throughout with stylishly chosen antique furniture, paintings, objets d’art and a large library of books.

The property is surrounded by an unusually large and beautifully planted garden on the lower terrace offering shade and respite from the mid-summer sun with plenty of places to relax with the private pool close by for a refreshing dip. The views over the amphitheatre of Hydra and across the bay to the island of Dokos are truly memorable.

Hydra harbour with its array of waterfront tavernas, cafes and shops is about a 15 minute walk away. The sparkling bays and coves of Hydra are one of the few places where you will see dolphin and porpoise regularly. The nearest beaches to the property are about a 15 min walk away. There are some wonderful sandy beaches on Dokos Island opposite, on the far side of Hydra and on the Peloponnese coast opposite - all easily accessible by water taxi from Hydra harbour.

House of the Shooting Star offers guests the possibility to enjoy Mediterranean island life at its best in elegant, comfortable and stylish surroundings.

Please note that the sunken bath in the master bedroom may not function at certain times in the summer when the water levels on Hydra are low. The municpality can restrict the water pressure and the amount of water that runs on the island at certain times of the day.

Prices below are based on 8 guests sharing.



Private pool
Walkable to beach
DVD player
Sea view
Walkable to taverna
Car Not Needed


Sleeps 8
Deposit 40%
1 - 30 April € 3432/week
1 - 31 May € 3806/week
1 - 30 June € 4642/week
1 - 31 July € 7277/week
1 - 31 August € 7854/week
1 - 16 Sept € 6930/week
17 - 30 Sep € 5910/week
1 - 31 Oct € 3805/week


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Booked Arrival
Booked Departure
Minimum rental 7 nights


Sarah S. arrived 8th July 2023
It was a lovely house - carefully decorated, lots of nice touches, beautifully clean, a real home. 

James B arrived 10th June 2023
We had a fabulous time in Hydra and the villa was stunning!

Robert Mark B. arrived 17th Sept 2019

We have arrived and absolutely love it.
The villa is beautiful. Thank you for organising donkeys etc.

Best wishes


Helen B. arrived 14th July 2019

The villa was very beautiful in terms of décor and position and we had a lovely time there.

Best wishes,


Michael S. arrived 4th Sept 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Hydra in the shooting Star so Thank you for that.

Michael S.


Tone R. arrived 24th June 2018

We had a lovely holiday, it is truly amazing both the villa and hydra.

Kind regards,


Chris L. arrived 17th June 2017

We had a great time.
Jeanette the house keeper was amazing.

Thank you,


Göran S. arrived 20th May 2017

Everything has been super, we know the villa from before and this was our third stay here. We normally change place to visit in May every year but we just cannot resist Hydra and the shooting star!
Your help (Marie-Louise) is another reason to use your services again. Perfect in all details! You are extremely helpful. We are experienced travelers and are used to make our own travel arrangements and stay out of the charter concept but your help to make a smooth trip here is essential.
As for your travel guide to Hydra I wonder if Tassoulas (and her husbands) place is the same as the place you call Ostria? (which is the name signposted at the door of the place I am thinking of). I think so from your description
Anyway, this (Ostria) has been a favourite place all years. This time we also found another very good one, on the more elaborated side, namely Techné. Could be added to your guide, I think.

All the best


Sam J. arrived 19th June 2016

Our stay was great. The villa was lovely - as described if not better. Zhaneta the housekeeper was very friendly and helpful when we arrived. I don't think any of us had any complaints.



Göran S. arrived 4th June 2016

It has been a great week! We are very glad we decided to return and it wouldn t surprise me if we decide to go back again!
Thanks for all your help! That is one part that makes this such a nice week!

Göran S.


Anna L. arrived 13th Sept 2015

It has been a fantastic week, the villa is gorgeous.
Thank you for all your input into making this a great trip.
I will certainly be using Pretty Greek Villas again.

Best wishes,


Goran S. arrived 24th May 2014

Just want to thank you for all the help we have got from you! The week at the house of the shooting star has been totally marvelous. Our little group use to spend one week in May together in extraordinary houses every second year but we have never done so in Greece before, most of the time being in France, Italy or Spain. But wow, we said to ourselves that nothing can beat this so why look for something else now when we have found the paradise!

And although I've sometimes used agencies when finding and booking the right house I must say that you at Pretty Greek Villas
are the far most helpful, supportive and professional one I've ever come across. So a big thank you to you and your colleagues for significant contribution to our fabulous week!

As for the refund of the deposit I am awaiting your instructions!

Best regards
Goran and the gang


Nadia S. arrived 4th Sept 2013

We had a lovely week on the island and at the beautiful villa - hopefully we can come back one day!


Gail T. arrived 30th June 2013

Everything is perfect thank you. The villas is beautiful and Janet has been so helpful. Everyone is enjoying themselves. Hydra is wonderful and we are all soaking up the atmosphere and the sun and the food

Gail x


Robin R. arrived 25th Aug 2012

Thanks for booking this house on Hydra, we have had a fantastic time and are reluctantly returning home tomorrow.
The house is beautiful and has a lot of great furniture / ornaments that would not be suitable for a young family - fear of breakage etc.
Practical arrangements worked fine, on arrival at Athens airport we took X96 Airport Express bus - took just an hour and direct to flying cat jetty, on arrival at Hydra there was a donkey man waiting but instead of 1 (for 2 bags we were carrying as requested) turned up with 3. The caretaker Janet was welcoming.
Thanks again for recommending the Shooting Star on Hydra we will be passing your company details onto others!

All best
Robin & Fiona R.