Psacharopoulos House is an authentic and historic holiday villa built during the middle of the 19th century.
How would you describe Hidden Hill in a nutshell?
Hidden Hill is a place where you can feel the freedom of movement and connect with nature, away from everything else.
What is the story behind Hidden Hill Naxos, what was your inspiration to create it?
My family has been travelling to Naxos for our holidays since 2010. Being Greeks, we have visited most of the islands and Naxos was the first place where we were really happy with the location — it’s perfect. So we started looking for a piece of land where we could create a big house and return each year.
After some time, we found this location, which is really hidden and cannot be seen from the surrounding area. It was while I was driving along the main route that the name came to me: “Hidden Hill”. We chose this place because it gives you the chance to be alone and enjoy a lot of privacy while being just two minutes drive from restaurants and beaches where you can connect with other people.
How would you describe the atmosphere, architecture and interior design of Hidden Hill Naxos?
I am an engineer and into design and art, so I had some guidelines for our architects. I wanted to create something minimal and simple that followed the angles and height of the landscape and blended into the surrounding environment.
But I also wanted something extraordinary that made the house different from the rest on the island and the architects designed a really nice pergola to meet this brief. No matter where you are on the estate, you feel like you are surrounded by the environment — the hills, the sky, the sea — and not by a building.
To you personally, what is so special about Hidden Hill Naxos?
When I’m there, I feel completely disconnected from the rest of the world. My mind is not consumed with other things — it’s just you, the land and the sea. In the mornings, I wake up to the sounds of the farm animals and I feel totally relaxed. It gives me a chance to reset my batteries and feel full of energy to visit the beaches and villages.
Often, our guests don’t want to go anywhere else. We had an English family who stayed at Hidden Hill for a week before travelling on to Santorini. They rang me the next day asking if they could return and it was the biggest compliment.