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Town

The town of Hydra, one of the most beautiful you will come across and the most unique on the island, is listed. It is spread over two rocky hills and is full of traditional houses with tiled roofs, darks blue doors and windows.

You will meet the town by following the road next to the Kimisis tis Theokou Monastery. This is where the Lazaros Kountouriotis mansion and Ipapantis church are. Another worthwhile spot is the oldest pharmacy on the island (Rafalias Pharmacy), which dates back to the 19th century. The main road will take you to the Kala Pigadia (wells) and the nostalgic Kiafa district. The smell of wood from the neighboring carpenters welcomes you while the beautiful images of chocolate box houses and quaint churches guide you to Agios Konstantinos, the highest point in the area.

Should you wish to visit Prophitis Ilias Monastery follow the uphill path to the mountain.

Apart from the attractions, you will be amazed by the picturesque corners, filled with the scent of flowers and stone images, hospitable taverns and fairy tale like balconies. One thing is for sure, you are in one of the most beautiful and romantic places in the country. Enjoy it!

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