Excursions to Other Islands

Day Trips & Excursions / Island Excursions / See & Do

Use Hydra as your base to visit the various points of cultural and historical interest in the surrounding areas, either on neighboring islands or the Peloponnese.

Dokos

Hire a putt-putt and pack a picnic for a day of swimming in the beautiful bays of this isolated island in the middle of the Saronic. (It’s the one that looks like a whale from Hydra.)  Reportedly with a population of 13 in 2001, Dokos is home to Orthodox monks and sheep herders. It reaches a height of 308 meters.

Poros & Galata

Catch a hydrofoil in the morning and explore the streets, alleys, and shops of this island just half an hour from Hydra. The town’s neoclassical buildings are built amphitheatrically on the slopes of its hills. The most famous landmark is a clock tower erected in 1927. Visit the Archaeological Museum at Korizis Square or, in the northern part of the island, the remains of the Sanctuary of Poseidon. Also visit Bourtzi Castle or the Poros Shell Museum, which houses a permanent exhibition of Shells from the Greek Seas.

Galata, just across from Poros on the mainland, has a pleasant waterfront, with lots of cafes and tavernas and lovely views across to Poros. For more information, see Poros’s official webpage. Also see Ermion.info for Poros and Galatas.

Spetses

Catch a hydrofoil in the morning and explore the streets, alleys, and shops of this island just half an hour from Hydra. Visit the 300-year-old mansion of the island’s heroine of the Greek Revolution, Laskarina Bouboulina, the only woman admiral in world naval history. For more information, see Spetses Direct.