Discover the unbelievable beauty of Hydra
Just a breath away from Athens, Hydra, the small, picturesque duchess of the Saronic Gulf, enchants every visitor. Without unnecessary ornaments but with a special elegance that stands out from the picturesque cobbled alleys, the well-preserved stone mansions built amphitheatrically under the rocks, was a source of inspiration for great artists such as Picasso, Chagall and Leonard Cohen.
Go up to Kiafa and to the 7 windmills to admire the view from above, walk to Kaminia and the "Red House" and gaze at the Aegean Sea by taking a walk along the beautiful port.
The beaches are many and varied, some rocky and ideal for exploration and others small, sandy and peaceful with small, hidden coves for relaxation, isolation and idyllic sunsets.
As a beautiful postcard, Hydra will surely win you over and drag you into its hidden charm!
Enjoy flavors and local products
In Hydra, you will find many taverns to try various delicacies and dishes. You should not miss to taste the traditional recipe, cod-garlic and its famous macaroons with flower water, lemon zest and honey.
Best time to visit Hydra
An island like Hydra remains beautiful all year round, however it depends on whether you are looking for a quiet holiday so it is best to avoid the crowds of July and August and prefer May, June and September as the weather is also good.
How to use transportation in Hydra
Port transfer options
Piraeus - Hydra: The easiest way to get to Hydra from Athens. The ferry connection is served several times daily and the trip Piraeus - Hydra lasts from 1.5 to 3 hours depending on the ferry.
Ermioni - Hydra: The route runs at least 2 times a day in summer. The journey from Ermioni to Hydra is only 25 minutes.
Porto Heli - Hydra: The ferry connection is served at least 2 times a day during the summer season. The journey Porto Heli - Hydra takes about 1 hour.
As it is known, in Hydra, cars and any kind of motor vehicle are prohibited and you can use your foot or sea taxis.