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Did you Know...

Did you Know...

  • During antiquity, Hydra had many sources of gushing brooks and streams which gave rise to the island's name?
  • In ancient times the island was a commercial naval center between the Peloponese and the Aegean islands?
  • Famous fighters of the 1821 revolution like Andreas Miaoulis, Lazaros Kountouriotis, Giorgos Sahinis, Anastasis Tsamados, Antonios Kriezis etc came from the majestic island?
  • The Town of Hydra, the only town on the island, is listed and therefore vehicles are prohibited?
  • The Merchant Marine Academy is the oldest in the entire Eastern Mediterranean?
  • Pablo Picasso as well as other artists visited the island and made sketches depicting its character?
  • The Famous film "The Boy on a Dolphin" starring Sophia Loren was shot on the island at the request of Queen Frederica, as well as Jules Dassin's "Phaedra" with Melina Mercouri and Anthony Perkins exposing the island to the world and making it one of the most popular destinations in Greece?
  • One of the oldest pharmacies in the Greece is here which was established in 1890? It is none other than Rafalias pharmacy.