MEET HYDRA

Hydra, Cosmopolitan and glorious

HYDRA ISLAND

Hydra is just 42 miles from Piraeus and it will always takes you by surprise on arrival, as many times as you visit her.

The town is spread almost amphitheatric onto the rocky hills, with the grey colour of the rocks, that surrounds the old stone mansions and over its port. It's full of traditional mansion houses with tile roofs, wooden blue doors and windows and beautiful flowery indoor yards.

On Hydra with its 265 churches and 5 monasteries, at first glance you will see the castle with its cannons, the wonderful cove, the windmills made of stone and the graphic port ideal for afternoon walks.

The whole island has been declared as a preservable traditional settlement and it's the only island in Greece, where cars or any other vehicles are forbidden. The only ways of transportation are the donkeys, the horses, the trolleys and the sea taxis.

For decades now Hydra is undoubtfully one of the most favourite destinations of Greek and foreigner visitors.

ACTIVITIES IN HYDRA

Hydra offers the visitor a wide variety of unforgettable activities.

SIGHTSEEINGS

Visit the Historical Archive-Museum of Hydra, the Ecclesiastical-Byzantine Museum and the many historic mansions

PATHS OF HYDRA

There are eleven tracks which you can follow on foot or by donkey. The view of the island from the hills is fascinating.

MONASTERIES

Following the route of these paths you can visit the old monasteries where you can admire the unique artifacts and exhibits.

COASTLINE OF HYDRA

By boat or by water taxi from the port of Hydra, you can circumnavigate the island of Hydra, admiring the entire coastline and discovering unique bays.