Vacations in Hydra (Argosaronic Bay - Greece)
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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.
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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
Τhis archive in the center of Hydra Town holds a collection of important historical documents, manuscripts, paintings, traditional costumes and rare books.
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.
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.
The main church of Hydra, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Visitors can admire the beautiful architecture, intricate woodwork, and ornate iconography.
A great, different way to say Hydra island on horseback.
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