Arrive, Eat, Sleep, Shop
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.
You'll find a plethora of options for 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.
With a taverna on just about every street, you'll have no trouble indulging in traditional Greek fare. Options have expanded in recent years, however, and visitors can choose from Italian, Mediterranean, and ethnic cuisines.
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.