This section of the Hydra Island Greece website lists information about emergency services on Hydra, travel tips and FAQs about visiting Hydra, getting to and around on Hydra, transport to and on Hydra, and important phone numbers for Hydra, Greece.
The following are dishes commonly served in local tavernas. Dishes from the stove or oven are typically on display in a vitrina, or glass case, outside the kitchen. Ask what’s fresh or what the chef recommends! You can also ask … Continue reading →
The KTEL bus service runs from the Athens station to either Kranidi (from which you can take a bus to Ermioni and catch a dolphin or take a taxi to Metoxi and catch the Freedom) or directly to Ermioni. The … Continue reading →
After you arrive at Piraeus either by bus or taxi, you will catch a flying dolphin or cat to Hydra. Boats depart several times daily and the trip takes between 1.5 and 2 hours. One company provides service to Hydra: … Continue reading →
As a vehicleless island built into the side of a mountain, visitors to Hydra will to do a good bit of walking, if not outright climbing. Be sure to bring comfortable shoes for walking, and ladies in high heels beware. … Continue reading →
The donkeys, mules, and horses parked around the harbor and Hydra Town are well used to people and the bustle of a busy morning or afternoon. These animals are docile, and you needn’t fear passing them. Taking pictures of donkeys … Continue reading →
All about Hydra: A blog with news about life on Hydra City of Hydra: The website of the Municipality of Hydra Focus on Hydra: Hiking itineraries illustrated with gorgeous photos of the hydra landscape and points of interest along the various … Continue reading →
Hydra’s telephone exchange is 22980 and must be included when dialing any island landline. Numbers beginning “69#” indicate cell or mobile phones and may incur a higher charge, particularly if you are calling from a mobile phone. There are still … Continue reading →
The nearest airport to Hydra is the Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (airport code ATH). Most people flying to Greece and traveling directly to Hydra either take a taxi or catch the X96 bus to Piraeus, where they can take … Continue reading →
Taxis are available at the taxi rank outside the arrivals area at the Athens airport. It is also possible to book a taxi through a private service. Athens Airport Taxi offers an online booking service as well. Fares from the … Continue reading →
Hydra Lines (Freedom I and II) runs a daily scheduled water bus service to and from Metoxi for €6.50 per passenger. The schedule provided below is for 2013. For the most up-to-date schedules to and from Metoxi, please visit the … Continue reading →
While the following items are available on the island, you’ll likely be glad you brought them from home.
Hydra's Animal Charity
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