General Info:

Hydra is a delightful gem sitting in the Argosaronic and on approaching its small port, one can see that it has been built amphitheatrically. The traditional stone mansions and narrow cobblestoned streets make it a romantic place to spend your time and its car-free policy makes for a really peaceful visit. Take a leisurely donkey ride along the harbour and admire the grand stone mansions and historic landmarks referring to the islands great naval past. A popular stop-off for yachting enthusiasts, Hydra is the ideal summer getaway.

Eclectic Tips:

  • Hydra is a charming, pedestrian-only island, as cars are Hydra is a charming, pedestrian-only island, as cars are banned. In 1960 Leonard Cohen bought a house on the island and produced some of his best work during the time he spent there.


Historical Archive-Museum of Hydra Bouboulina Museum

Getting there

  • 1 hour & 30 min by hydrofoil from Athens
  • 10’ by water taxi from the adjacent mainland
  • Via helicopter

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Hydrofoil to nearby islands




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