The island of Hydra is associated with an all time favorite getaway destination as it is closely located to Athens and it is known for its rich cultural history and traditional customs. Being one of the most cosmopolitan islands of the Mediterranean Sea, it guarantees the visitor an unforgettable experience and a holiday to remember.
The town of Hydra is built around the old harbor and it is a preserved natural monument. Hydra has escaped the modern development making it an ideal location for calm and relaxing vacations. What is characteristic and unique about Hydra, is the fact that apart from horses and donkeys, no motor vehicles or bicycles are permitted on the island.
Hydra is connected by high speed hydrofoils and catamarans from the port of Piraeus, plus daily island tour boats. Another way of reaching the island is travelling through the Peloponnese to Metochi or Ermioni, leaving your vehicle in the secure car park, and then take the 20 minute passenger ferry across to Hydra. Furthermore, water taxis are also available all day long.
The main town consists of a crescent-shaped harbor, around which you will find a strand of restaurants, shops, markets, and galleries. Everything is in walking distance, so feel free to wander and discover all the hidden corners of the picturesque island.
There are also other small beautiful villages on the island which are Mandraki, Kamini, Vlychos, Episkopi and Molos.