Hydra

Hotel Bratsera

189

Iereos Dimitriou Chelioti,
Hydra Town,

Greece,
18040.

Once a sponge factory, the roots of this hotel, on the island of Hydra in the Argosaronic Gulf, reach back to the late 1800’s; the “Bratsera” moniker refers to the sponge diver’s rest ship after a long day of undersea foraging. From the reception area to the 26 guest rooms, the hotel's history and tradition are showcased in displays of old factory equipment, the traditional whitewashed walls and exposed beams. Warm mood lighting and stone walls set the tone in the reception, and the rooms continue the traditional feel with wood floors and stucco-like walls.