Bratsera was a charmed word for Greek sponge divers of the last century, being the mother ship where they relaxed after solitary hours on the seafloor. After a stay in any large city, one will feel the same about the Bratsera hotel on the island f Hydra.
The sponge factory established by Nickolaos Verneniotis in 1860 has been lovingly restored and turned into one of the most charming small hotels in Greece. Only two minutes walking distance from the port in a secluded court- yard it is open 8 months of the year.
True Greek hospitality
Twenty eight rooms - typical Hydriot architecture at its best - a magnificent garden with a crystal, clear pool and most of all, Bratsera's selected staff, are waiting to welcome you and show you the real meaning of Greek hospitality.
An enchanting aura...
The Bratsera Hotel reception occupies the largest part of the old factory; of magnificent scale, it has an enchanting aura of the past. Bratsera's staff are eager to help you arrange activities to enhance your stay, be they boat trips to nearby bays and coves, or horse or mule expeditions to mountaintop monasteries. Or, if you merely wish a chaise lounge and a good book by the pool, welcome to the Bratsera.
The hotel complex entirely surrounds a large garden of oleander and jacaranda, bougainvillaea, wild herbs and cypress. A court and colonnaded swimming pool occupy the spacious garden with colonnades bearing wisteria covered trellises beneath which meals are served.