Recomended activities

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Things to do in Hydra

Apart from its natural attractions, the beaches, the blue sea, the romantic walks, the tranquility and cosmopolitan nightlife, Hydra offers the visitor a wide variety of unforgettable activities.
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Museums & Exhibitions

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Visit the Historical Archive-Museum of Hydra, the Ecclesiastical-Byzantine Museum and the historic mansions of the Fighters of the Greek Revolution of 1821, which have also been turned into museums.

Various exhibitions, events, cultural nights and concerts are held on the island in the Melina Merkouri Art and Concert Hall, at various galleries and art places all over the island.

  • Historical Archive Museum Hydra

  • Ecclesiastical-Byzantine Museum hydra

  • L. Kountouriotis House

  • DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art

  • Panagiotis Tetsis House

  • Historical Archive Museum Hydra

Outdoor activities

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Many visitors of the island are actively participating in many of the events taking place on the island, such as the two Sailing races held in Hydra on 28 October and 25 March respectively or the mountain races which are held every year in the month of April.

Hydra is famous for its diverse natural environment, which is a paradise of the walker and nature lover. There are eleven tracks which you can follow on foot or by donkey. The view of the island from the hills above is fascinating.

  • Sailing races

  • Hydra's trails

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Hydra's nature

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By boat or by water taxi from the port of Hydra, you can circumnavigate the island of Hydra, admiring the entire coastline and discovering unique bays, where you can swim in peace away from the crowd.

  • Bisti beach

  • Saint Nicolas beach

  • Saint Kiprianou beach

  • Klimaki beach

  • Blichos beach

  • Plakes beach