• News & Information for Hydra Island Greece

    Inside Hydra

    A visitors guide to the "Lady of the Saronic," with information and tips from locals about how to get here, where to stay, what to do, dining options, beaches, sights, activities, upcoming celebrations and events, and more.

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Arrive

Arrive

Getting to Hydra is much easier these days than in years past. Take a flying dolphin or cat from Piraeus or travel to Metoxi on the mainland and and take a sea taxi or shuttle across the Saronic.

Stay

Stay

Hydra offers visitors a wealth of options for accommodation in the heart of the harbor or in the more secluded hamlets and villages surrounding the Hydra Town, some offering glorious views of the sea and sunset, some lower down with little or no climb. You'll find accommodation to suit all budgets, from basic pensions and rooms, to upscale guesthouses and boutique hotels, to private houses and apartments catering to all levels of comfort.

Eat & Drink

Eat & Drink

Options for eating and drinking have exploded in recent years, ranging from traditional Greek fare, to Italian and Continental cuisine, to ethic street food and take away souvlaki. You won’t get bored with your choices!

Shop

Shop

Strolling along the harbor or wandering through the town's side and back streets, you encounter dozens of boutiques offering clothing, shoes, jewelry, handbags, scarves, you name it, all at the height of fashion. In other shops you'll find unique crafts, textiles, and objets for your own home or to take back as a gift.

About Hydra

Lady of the Saronic

Learn about Hydra’s extensive and nationally important naval and maritime history, including it’s important role in Greek War of Independence, economic decline, and reemergence as a cultural gem in the 1950s. Also read about the island’s rich cultural heritage and artists, its neighborhoods and important personages, annual festivals and holidays, climate and seasons, animal welfare efforts, and much more.

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Explore

Explore

Visit Hydra's monasteries, climb its mountains, trek to its remoter villages and beaches by foot, horse, or boat.

Swim

Swim

Enjoy cool, crystal-clear waters of the rocks in town or at the island’s organized or remoter beaches. Most you can walk to, though beach boats leave for just about all of them from under the clock tower.

See

See

Visit the Historic Archives & Museum of Hydra or the Kondouriotis Mansion, trek to the island's several monasteries and convents, wander into its hundreds of churches, or take in Hydra's unique historic mansions and other architecture.

Arts

Arts

In summer Hydra offers seemingly endless cultural fare, with art exhibitions opening nearly weekly in various venues, classical music recitals, concerts, theater, dance, and more. Here we list the various cultural venues. See the events calendar for specific exhibitions, performances, and other events.

Expeditions

Expeditions

Enjoy a free moonlight cruise from Hydra Harbor to Molos Bay, hire a boat to travel around the island or to its remoter beachs, bays, and coves, or use Hydra as a base to visit other islands and the historic towns on the mainland.

Goings-On & Events

Goings-On & Events

Throughout the year, various religious and national holidays and festivals, as well as art exhibitions, concerts, theater performances, gallery openings, and parties, all open to visitors to the island, punctate Hydra's calendar.

Points of Interest

Museums, monasteries, mansions, and other sights on Hydra

 

Hydra Weddings

Hydra Weddings

Host a destination wedding of any size on this gorgeous, romantic, chic Greek island getaway. Chances are you'll be back for your honeymoon.

Hydra Real Estate

Hydra Real Estate

Visit the HydraHomes website to see all property for sale on Hydra, including houses, apartments, development projects, ruins, and land.

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About Us

About Us

We are David and Jennifer. We adore our Hydra home and are happy to offer assistance or advice to visitors seeking information or accommodation and others interested in learning more about the island. We aim to put as much up-to-date information about Hydra at your fingertips, but we're just an email away if you can't find what you're looking for. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions!

Hydra Directory

Hydra Directory

Contact Hydra's shops, service providers, municipality, and various other business owners directly. We make every effort to include all of Hydra's businesses and service providers. If you have trouble finding or reaching any of them through our site, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Important Numbers

Important Numbers

A handy quick reference for important municipal and emergency numbers.

In the event of fire, medical, or other emergency, dial 199 from any phone.