Hydra, dressed in spring colors, festive!
Loved by artists, lovers, and by people who know how to distinguish the special charm of a place. In a short distance from the port of Piraeus (half an hour) is an ideal springtime destination, even for a weekend.
Without the noise of cars, since they have no place on the island, Hydra is ideal for endless walks in whitewashed streets with the stately mansions, but also down to the harbor, along the sea...
Of course, we can discover the island by riding the likeable donkeys, accompanied by the mule drivers that will give us the information of what we will see and whatever attracts our interest.
During our walk at the promenade street, we will meet Tsamadou mansion, which houses the oldest Naval School in the world, today's Academy of Merchant Navy, which operates on the island since 1749. At the beach, we will visit the Historical Museum - Archives of Hydra, where is well hidden the history of this place over the years...
Ascending the picturesque streets, we will discover the hidden charm that is engraved on each captain’s stone house, in any sunless narrow street, at its whitewashed chapels... Up here are the mansions of Kountouriotis from distant times...
As we ascent, the view over the harbor and the sea enchants us!
For your stay in Hydra, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In the town of Hydra, as well as in many other areas of the island, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
From the harbour of Piraeus in front of the church of Saint Spyridona leave daily flying dolphins and catamaran, in very frequent itineraries.
The way up to Hydra is approximately about one hour and ten minutes (1,10 ').
By car you can go up to Ermioni. You leave it there and go to Hydra by Flying Dolphin or water taxi.
For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.