Villa Hippolyte

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • 1 Fully Equipped Kitchen

  • Dining Room

  • Living Room

  • Fully Air-Conditioned

  • High-Speed Wi-Fi Connection

  • Audio System

  • LCD TV

  • Dishwasher

  • Washing Machine

  • Private Garden

  • Swimming Pool

  • Parking

The charming holiday Villa Hippolyte

Overlooking the blue of the Aegean , The Golden Beach and Dryos Bay, Villa Hippolyte is a charming private property located in a very panoramic position just few minute drive from the sea.

Explore Hippolyte

The house, built with the typical Cycladic architecture, comprises of three levels and a terraced well-kept garden. A spacious outdoor terrace shaded by a traditional Greek pergola surrounds the main entrance floor. The main entrance opens to a cozy indoor living area with sitting place, a large dining table decorated with contemporary art pieces. There is also a well-equipped open-plan kitchen with a comfortable bar area.

Located on the same floor is the main guest bedroom with twin beds (pushed together can create a double), with access to the terrace with sea views. The upper floor is dedicated to the master bedroom with a large en-suite bathroom, and access to a spacious roof veranda with great panoramic views.

The property’s private infinity pool was built on the lower floor and is surrounded by green trees and a garden with a spacious outdoor pergola and sundeck. From the pool patio there is access to another attractive separate guest bedroom with double bed, en-suite bathroom and sea views. There is a smaller stone studio on the pool level with a sofa bed turned in twin beds and private bathroom, ideal for teenagers or nanny. The studio can serve as cool sitting room of the pool area as well.

Hammocks, sunbeds, loungers and many sitting areas are scattered all around the terraces and the pool area of the property. The Villa is equipped with A/C in all bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen with espresso machine, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, telephone line for internal calls, flat screen satellite TV, DVD, Hi-Fi, VHF and garden furniture.

Enjoy your stay

Villa Hippolyte is a very pleasant retreat in Paros, away from the crowd but conveniently located not far from one of the most beautiful and long sandy beaches of the island. The Villa is published in many interior design International magazines.

How to reach Paros

Directly to Paros airport (PAS): The airport is located in the southwestern part of the island, about 10 kilometers from the port of Parikia. It has been upgraded by the New Paros Airport on the 25th July 2016. During summer there are also daily direct flights from Thessaloniki. Other than car, the airport is linked to the city of Parikia by bus from the nearby bus station. There are also taxi’s available to any destination on the island.

From Athens by ferry (Piraeus or Rafina port): You can reach Paros by ferries that leave from Athens, from Piraeus port and from Rafina port. Rafina is located to the East side of Attica connected with Athens via Attica and Marathonos avenues. The schedules are particularly frequent during the summer months. With ferry boat that departs from Piraeus the travel lasts 4 hours, while with "highspeed" boats, that leave from Piraeus, the travel lasts 2,5 hours.

From other Cycladic islands: Paros can also be reached directly from other islands in the Cyclades such as Amorgos, Anafi, Ikaria, Ios, Samos, Mykonos, Naxos, Rhodes, Santorini, Skiathos, Sifnos, Siros, Tinos. From Paros, a small ferry is proposed to reach the island of Antiparos. The trip from town takes 30 minutes while from Pounta, it takes 10 minutes.

Explore the beautiful Island of Paros

Paros in Greece is among the most popular islands of Cyclades. Located in the heart of the Aegean Sea, Paros Island is ideal for young people, romantic couples and families. Serene landscape with fertile valleys and rolling hills dotted with small churches and monasteries, endless sandy beaches with sparkling blue waters, famous monuments from the lands rich ancient and medieval past, picturesque white villages bathed in the unique, dazzling Aegean light. All this, along with warm hospitality, excellent tourist facilities, rich cultural life, cosmopolitan ambience but also the possibility of seclusion, have combined to make Paros one of the most favorite spots in the Cyclades Islands.

History of Paros

The historical landscape of Paros becomes clearer at the Bronze Age, after the discovery of the three great civilizations, the Cycladic, the Minoan and the Mycenaean civilization. Ruins of Cycladic settlements have been found at the areas Glypha, Drios, Kampos, Koukounaries, Plastiras and Faragas.

Colonists came from the Minoan Crete that was at its zenith at that time (3000-2000 BC), in Greece. They gradually turned Paros into an important commercial and military center. With the change of the political scenery, the Mycenaeans came to the fore; therefore Paros became an important center of this civilization. The Mycenaean remains that were found at Koukounaries and on the hill of Kastro in Parikia, the capital of Paros prove the existence of this civilization.

During the geometric period, Arcadian colonists came to the island; their leader, Paros, gave the island its current name. The Arcadians merged with the Ionians who appeared later and Paros became an important sea power through the trade of the Parian marble, which was well-known for its transparency. The marble, the natural source of wealth of Paros and its general prosperity brought cultural acme, especially during the Archaic period (7th century BC). At that time, lyric poetry flourished on the island, with the famous Parian lyric poet Archilochus.

During the classical period, Paros allies with the Persians who are trying to subjugate Greece. However, their defeat at the sea fight of Salamina leads the Persians to retreat and Themistocles to Paros, where he makes the residents of the island join the Athenian Hegemony. In 338 BC, Paros had lost its old power and submitted in chronological order to the Macedonians, to the Ptolemaic dynasty, to Mithridates and to the Romans.

Paros’ development stopped during the Roman period, since it was used along with other islands of the Cyclades complex as an exile place. Christianity comes to the island during the Byzantine period, with the imposing church of Panagia Ekatontapiliani (the Virgin Mary of 100 doors).

However, Paros started suffering from the continuous attacks and invasions of the pirates. The bigger destruction, though, was caused by the famous pirate Hayreddin Barbarossa who, despite the courageous resistance of the residents, killed the majority of the population and sent the rest of them as rowers to the Turkish navy and to the Janissary battalions. At this time, the Turks occupied Paros (1560 BC). During the Greek revolution Paros played an important role, while the bay of Naoussa was used as a base of operations for the Russian fleet (the Orlov brothers), during the Russo-Turkish War.

Germans also occupied Paros, forcing the Parians to leave and go to Piraeus or abroad. The island was inhabited again after 1960 and its development was mainly due to tourism and it still is, since Paros is one of the most popular destinations.

Paros’ Beaches

• Kolymbithres, 10 km north east of Parikia, is the most famous beach in the area of Naoussa, the second largest village of Paros. Partly Organized, this sandy beach is known for its clean water and the rock formations

• Golden Beach, 24 km south east of Parikia, is one of the most popular beaches of Paros. It has crystal water, soft sand and the wind is great for windsurfing. In fact, an international windsurfing competition takes place there every summer. The beach is sandy, family friendly, and partly organized.

• Santa Maria, 15 km north east of Parikia, is a beautiful, organized, sandy, family friendly beach in a close distance from Naoussa. Many watersports centres are located along the coast.

• Parasporos, 4 km south of Parikia, is a very popular beach close to Parikia. Easy to access and with a nice background, Parasporos is well-organized and has many beach bars. The beach is sandy, family friendly, and well organized.

• Monastiri, 12 km north east of Parikia, is a small rocky bay on the northern side of Paros. This beach is organized and accessible from Naoussa. Some fishing boats and yachts moor there in summer.

• Pounda, 9 km south of Parikia, is a nice sandy beach close to Parikia. It gets very popular for its beautiful environment and the beach bars. From Pounda, ferries leave frequently to the neighbouring island of Antiparos.

• Livadia, 2 km north of Parikia, is the closest beach to Parikia, the capital of Paros. Organized and sandy, this beach gets very popular in summer due to its location.

• Krios, 3 km north of Parikia, is one of the closest beaches to Parikia. With clean water and a sandy coastline, Krios usually gets crowded in summer due to its location.

• Farangas, 16 km south of Parikia, is a sandy beach in the region of Alyki, on the southern side of Paros. It rarely gets frequented due to its secluded location.

• Marchello, 2 km north of Parikia, is a beautiful and very long beach close to Parikia. Marchello gets very crowded in summer and the beach bars along the coast create a very party atmosphere. The beach is sandy, family friendly and partly organized.

• Agia Irini, 5 km south of Parikia, is boarded with beautiful palm trees, giving to the place a tropical atmosphere. It is a dreamy site but it can get crowded sometimes as the coastline is narrow.

• Agioi Anargyri, 13 km north east of Parikia, is a small cove with sandy shore and clean water. As it is located close to Naoussa, it gets a bit busy in summer. The beach is sandy, family friendly and partly organized.

• Delfini, 4 km south of Parikia, is a lovely beach very close to Parikia and the ancient sanctuary of Asklepios. It is a nice alternative to the busy beaches of the capital town. The beach is sandy, family friendly and partly organized.

• Kalogeras, 17 km south east of Parikia, is a small pebbled beach surrounded by high cliffs. It is located close to Molos, on the eastern side of Paros. The beach is pebbled, nudism friendly and non organized.

• Langeri, 15 km north east of Parikia, is an isolate beach close to Naoussa, on the northern side of Paros. It is pretty difficult to go there but the ambience is truly relaxing. Some parts of the beach are used for nudism.

• Messada, 19 km south east of Parikia, is a large sandy bay close to Golden Beach. The strong winds that blow in the afternoon make it a fine windsurfing spot. The beach is sandy, nudism friendly and non organized.

Gastronomy, Shopping and Nightlife

The island of Paros has plenty of drinking and dancing venues for an exciting night out. Whatever your taste, Paros offers it and certainly knows how to party! Many of the bars, beach bars and nightclubs are concentrated in Parikia (the capital of Paros) and a little further northwards, down the coast at Naoussa, although there are many beach bars throughout the island which organise beach parties and concerts, often lasting all night. Some suggest that Naoussa is a little more sophisticated and it tends to be where the local population go for their night’s entertainment whereas Parikia is thought to be more relaxed and international. Both however are excellent and you will be made to feel really welcome.

There are also many great places to dine where you can not only sample traditional Greek cuisine but food from many countries of the world. Choices include romantic and sophisticated restaurants, traditional tavernas, ouzerias and fast food stands. The majority of restaurants are found in Parikia and Naoussa, the two main towns. Many taverns are also found in villages and beaches, from Santa Maria and Ambelas on the north to Alyki, Drios, Logaras and Golden Beach on the south.

Paros offers a great variety of shops, some are seasonal but many are open all-year round, the majority are located in Parikia and Naoussa. Among them are many clothes & shoe shops ranging from highly priced designer items to cheaper bazaar shops. There are several unique hand-made jewellery and craft shops.

Price per Rental Period

May 1 – June 30 € 4,830 per week
July 1 – July 14 € 6,930 per week
July 15 – August 31 € 9,100 per week
September 1 – September 30 € 4,830 per week

Villa's Policy

• Security Deposit: 1000 €

• Daily maid service

• Change of towels every third day

• Change of sheets/linen every third day

• Pets are permitted only with prior approval

• Airport transfers (optional service)

• Vehicle rentals (optional service)

• Yacht / boat rentals (optional service)

• Helicopter / Learjet rentals (optional service)

• Pre-arrival shopping services (optional service)

• Child care (optional service)

• Chef / Battler (optional service)

• Massage and beauty treatments (optional service)

• Gourmet food and wine supply (optional service)

• Approval for rent and controlled by National Tourism Organization (EOT)