Hydra has a new desalination plant

A new desalination plant opened officially on Hydra on Monday, August 25, giving the island access to drinking water at almost a third the previous price; it should pave the way for similar plants in other parts of the country. Keep reading ...

Hydra Mule and Donkey Conference

Melina Mercouri Hall, Island of Hydra, Greece, Friday, October 10, to Sunday, October 12 , 2014 Keep reading ...

Hydrama Theatre & Arts Centre

Hydrama holds outdoor evening performances in the Hydrama amphitheater in Vlichos. Keep reading ...

Kamini Seaview Cottage ◊ 1BR Holiday Rental ◊ Kamini Harbor

A nineteenth-century stone cottage with breath-taking sea, valley, and mountain views, large private terrace, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, close to tavernas, shop, and swimming Keep reading ...

September Screenings at Hydra’s Outdoor Gardinia Cinema

Click to see the films screened at Hydra's outdoor theater in July. Keep reading ...

Elena Votsi ◊ by Julia Lucia of Stone & Strand

Elena Votsi has been passionately inspired by jewelry since a very young age. A life-long resident of the charming island of Hydra, Greece, Elena has an endless source of inspiration. Known for its rich Greek culture, and rich fashion culture, Hydra is the home of Elena’s first jewelry boutique. Stone & Strand is launching Elena's EROS collection on their website. Keep reading ...

HydraArk’s 2014 TNR Sessions

May TNR session on Hydra

Between May 9 and 11, vets returned to Hydra for another very successful TNR session in which 62 street cats were spayed or neutered. The … Keep reading ...

Capri ◊ Hydra Town (up from the Alpha Bank)

Opening for the spring 2014 season, Capri offers a variety of brightly colored women's fashions (skirts, dresses, blouses, skirts,T-shirts, handbags, hats, scarves, shoes) Keep reading ...

The Hydra Trading Company & the Hydra Gallery ◊ Hydra Town

Be sure to pass by the Hydra Trading Company and Hydra Gallery, a new venture opened during the 2014 regatta weekend by French mother and son team Veronique and Tom Powell. Located in the old police station, adjacent to the Rabias supermarket (Annemarie's), this second-floor shop/gallery space is a feast for the eyes. Keep reading ...

Carnival Parade 2014

For images of the Carnival parade in Hydra Town, see the Υδρασ Πολιτεια blog where Spilios Spiliotis has posted a number of fun photos. The Greek on his page … Keep reading ...

Psaropoula (Ψαροπούλα) ◊ Hydra Harbor Center

Established in 1911 and formerly located in the center of Hydra Harbor, this family-run taverna has moved and upgraded. Now located above the Pirate Bar and bakery, this new, upscale venue offers lavish views of the Port and al fresco dining, with a traditional Greek menu. Keep reading ...

About Hydra

Hydra has a rich history, geography, and culture, with holidays and festivals across the year and a vibrant engagement with the arts.


Hydra Island provides a stunning environment for recreation and relaxation, from swimming and soaking up the sun to hiking up into the mountains or boating to remote picnicking spots. Or pop over to the mainland or a neighboring island.


Hydra Island offers a wealth of culture and activity, with exhibitions, concerts, theater and other performances, film screenings, and even parties scattered throughout the summer months, as well as festivals, holidays, and other celebrations across the year.

Holiday Homes

Whether you’re new to Hydra or visit often, finding the perfect place to stay, based on your desires and your needs, can be challenging. If you'd like help finding accommodation that meets specific requirements (no climb, close to town, away from it all), please don’t hesitate to ask us for advice.
Upcoming Events on Hydra
  • October 10, 2014Donkey Conference
  • October 24, 2014Fall Regatta Weekend
  • October 28, 2014Oxi Day
  • August 15, 2015Assumption Day
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