Welcome to Hydra
Hydra, with its traditional, local architectural stone buildings forming a semi-circle around the port greets you majestically and bright. You can reach this picturesque island in the Saronic Gulf with its boutique hotels in restored mansions, stylish restaurants and lively nightlife in 1 hour and 10 minutes by flying dolphin from the port of Piraeus.
The red roof tops of the imposing houses by the pretty port denote the nobility which characterized and continues to characterize Hydra today. Its glorious presence in Greek history offers a romantic weekend getaway. It is not by chance that it is the favorite choice for a lot of celebrities.
You can get around the island on foot or by donkey as the Hydra is an established preservation and even bicycles are prohibited. After acquainting yourself with the enchanting Old Port, walk to the oldest neighborhood, Kiafa, and afterward the Museum with mementoes from the Revolution. You can also admire up close the famous Kountourioti, Miaouli, Tobazi, Kriezi, Voulgari and Tsamadon mansions which are characteristic examples of local architecture.
It is worth visiting some of the exhibitions organized on the island with their arty character. The Pavillion with its renowned canons and the Kaminia district are reference points.
Spilia, Hydronetta, Avlaki and Mandraki beaches are near the port of Hydra and are easily accessible on foot. To get to the rest of the beaches, you will need to take a water taxi, boat or donkey.
Below you will find useful information regarding your trip to Hydra (and Greece in general), such as currency, weather, useful telephone numbers etc.