Hydra is the most impressive island in the Argo Saronic Gulf. Due to its close distance to Athens, it gets very popular in the summer months. Explore the wild beauty of Hydra Island with its rough and rocky scenery that comes in contrast to its romantic and noble side, creating a unique blend.
Renovated mansions, the old picturesque port with the loopholes and the canons, the museums, the monasteries, the naval academy and other attractions reveal the historic background of Hydra.
Once on Hydra, keep in mind that no cars are allowed! Transportation on the island is only possible on foot or on horses and carriages as well as taxi-boats – no buses, no scooters, no cars for hire are available anywhere in the island. Baggage is transferred to the villas by hand-cart or taxi-boats.
It is no surprise that many foreign personalities (including Leonard Cohen) bought property here, joining prominent Greeks who have been long impressed by the island’s beauties. Beautiful mansions and traditional homes are built amphitheatrically around the picture perfect harbour.