In recent years, a plethora of options, beyond the flying dolphins, have developed for getting to and from Hydra. While the hydrofoils and catamarans operated by Hellenic Seaways and Hellas Speed Cat are generally the primary transport method for getting back and forth from Piraeus, visitors can now also elect to drive or take some combination of a taxi or bus to either Ermioni or Metoxi, then take a water bus or sea taxi across to Hydra.