Remote Beaches (Unorganized)

Remote Beaches without Facilities

 Molos Bay (by boat or hike)

MolosBayDifficult to access both by land and sea, thus nearly deserted, Molos remains one of the least developed, thus most pristine, beaches on Hydra. Nestled into a large, sheltered bay and banking gently into shallow water good for wading, the beach is backed by a large, privately owned property; you can wander along the footpaths on either side however. Consider packing a picnic, hiring a water taxi (€40) or renting a caique, and visiting Molos for a private day of swimming. Remember that you must bring all provisions as there are no public facilities at the beach.

Kaoumithi (by hike or boat)

Koumithi from the water (Photo from ExploringGreece.gr)

Koumithi from the water (Photo from ExploringGreece.gr)

About 20 minutes (1.6 km) by foot south of Molos along the coast, Kaoumithi offers crystal blue waters and shady pine trees.

As there are no facilities, you must pack a picnic or bring any refreshments. If you opt to take a water taxi, be sure to arrange to be picked up at a certain time.

 

 Nisiza (by boat or hike)

(Image by Spilios Spiliotis)

(Photo by Spilios Spiliotis)

Located on the southwestern side of Hydra, this pebble beach looks out onto the Myrtoo Sea. A small peninsula jets out into the water, ending in a tiny island. About 100 meters to the east of the peninsula, you will find the cave of Nisiza, whose ceiling is said to have collapsed and buried a shepherd 150 years ago. The area is the site of an ancient settlement.

To reach Nisiza, you will need to hike (several hours) or take a water taxi (be sure to arrange to be picked up). You’ll also need to pack a picnic or take any refreshments and snacks.

Klimaki (by hike or boat)

klimaki

Next is Klimaki, a pebbled beach on the northwestern side of Hydra with crystal waters, as well as a few cottages and small churches.

As there are no facilities, you must pack a picnic or bring any refreshments. If you opt to take a water taxi, be sure to arrange to be picked up at a certain time.

If you wanted, you could walk there, following the route to Limnioniza and Karalis (see below) and continuing along the road.

 Limnioniza (by boat or hike)

Limnioniza Bay Hydra Greece

Looking down on Limnioniza

Situated in a long cove, Limnioniza’s deserted pebble beach provides shallow, clear water. This sole beach on the southeastern side of Hydra is accessed either by boat or on foot from Hydra Town. You can take one of two routes to get there: either walk to Mandraki and follow the road past the now-closed Mire Mare resort or walk to the back of Hydra Town to the Kala Pigadia neighborhood and trek over the mountain past Agia Triada. The walk down to the beach is quite steep along a very narrow, winding, rocky trail, so be sure to wear sturdy shoes.

Alternatively, you can hire a boat to drop you off and fetch you at a prearranged time.

Remember to bring refreshments and any umbrellas, chairs, mats you’d like to have as none of these things are available in Limnioniza.

Karalis (by boat or hike)

(Photo by Spilios Spiliotis)

Looking down on Karalis (Photo by Spilios Spiliotis)

Like Limnioniza, Karalis lacks any facilities, so you must bring pack a picnic or take any refreshments with you.

To get there, you will need to follow the route to Limnioniza, but rather than heading down to that beach, you will continue along the road toward Riga.

Alternatively, you can hire a water taxi. As you won’t get a signal there, be sure to arrange for your pick-up.