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Vacations in Hydra (Argosaronic Bay - Greece)

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Area Argosaronic Bay Best for All
Perfecture Attica Cost High
Access Ship Size 49 Square Kilometers
Beaches All Distance 70 Kilometers

Vacations in Hydra island - The ideal destination for your vacations

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Why Hydra

  • To witness the Miaoulia event
  • To relax on an island where no cars are allowed
  • To have a drink on the popular Hydra port
  • To admire the lovely neoclassical mansions

Information On Hydra

Hydra is one of the islands of Argosaronic Bay close to Athens.

Hydra is popular for many reasons, but the main ones are two. First Hydra is very close to Athens and secondly it is a very picturesque island that excudes elegance.

Hydra island is famous for the Miaoulia, a popular event that happens once per year on the Saturday closest to 21st of June. They are three-day events in honor of the great Hydra admiral Andreas Miaoulis who greatly contributed to the Liberation of Greece. The festivities culminate with the representation of the Old Man's Naval Battle and the burning of the Turkish Flagship, solemnly closing with fireworks on the third and last day of the events.

There are plenty to see in Hydra town. The main town is characterized by its picturesque harbor filled with fishing boats and luxury yachts. There are many lovely neoclassical mansions scattered around the town as well are many traditional windmills. Hydra Island is also dotted with remnants of its historical fortifications, including bastions and cannons.
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Beaches Of Hydra

Hydra is not famous for its beaches, as they are small, pebbly and not easily accessible. In order to visit the best ones simply get a boat or a sea taxi.
  • Vlychos (West Hydra): Vlychos Beach is a small, pebbly beach located a bit west of Hydra town.
  • Plakes (West Hydra): Plakes Beach is a small pebble beach a bit west of Vlichos Beach, on the southwestern coast of Hydra.
  • Mandraki (West Hydra): Mandraki Beach is a beautiful fully organized tiny beach located a bit east of Hydra town.
  • Bisti (Southwest Hydra): Located on the southwestern coast of Hydra, Bisti Beach is a hidden gem characterized by its breathtaking natural beauty.
  • Agios Nikolaos (Southwest Hydra): A lovely pebble beach hosted in a small bay in the southwest.
  • Limnioniza (South Hydra): Limnioniza Beach is a secluded pebble beach located on the southern coast of Hydra.
  • Molos (North Hydra): Molos Beach is a picturesque long narrow pebble beach located on the northern coast of Hydra Island.
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Travel To Hydra

It is a short trip by ship from Piraeus port, around 2 hours. You can also get to Hydra by boat from Porto Heli in just one hour or the port of Ermioni that is only 30 minutes away.
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Transportation On Hydra (Car Rentals)

Hydra is a small island where cars are not allowed. There are boats that can take you to some of the beaches that are not easily accessible. There are also sea taxis or you can move around by foot, bicycle or horse carriages. You can also ride a donkey for a short tour of the town.
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Accommodation On Hydra (Hotels, Apartments, Guesthouses, Rooms to let)

Most of the accommodation of Hydra is around Hydra town and this is exactly where you want to stay as there is practically nothing else on the rest of the island.
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Food & Drink On Hydra

On Hydra island you can have fresh fish and seafood. The most famous seafood dish of Hydra is Savoro fish with red mullet and the famous Goggles, the delicious handmade pasta served with melted butter.
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What To Buy On Hydra

You can buy traditional products like the famous amydgalota (almond sweets) for which Hydra is famous for.
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Attractions On Hydra

Hydra Historical Archive Museum

Τhis archive in the center of Hydra Town holds a collection of important historical documents, manuscripts, paintings, traditional costumes and rare books.

Hydra Historical Museum Lazaros Kountouriotis

Housed in the former mansion of Lazaros Kountouriotis, this museum showcases the history and culture of Hydra through a collection of traditional costumes, furniture, and historical items.

Profitis Ilias Monastery

Located on the highest point of Hydra Island a bit south of the town, this beautiful monastery provides a peaceful and serene atmosphere for visitors.

Hydra Cathedral

The main church of Hydra, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Visitors can admire the beautiful architecture, intricate woodwork, and ornate iconography.

Harriets Hydra Horses

A great, different way to say Hydra island on horseback.
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Islands Connected To Hydra

There is a ferry from Hydra to the following islands:

Aegina (direct connection to Hydra)
Poros (direct connection to Hydra)
Spetses (direct connection to Hydra)

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