top of page




Destination type:



Hydra Island, located in the Saronic Gulf of Greece, is a picturesque destination known for its stunning scenery, rich history, and relaxed atmosphere. Although the municipality of Hydra is part of Islands regional unit of Attica region, it lies just off the eastern tip of the Argolida peninsula of the Peloponnese.

Explore Hydra Town: The main town of Hydra is a maze of narrow cobblestone streets, lined with elegant stone mansions, boutique shops, and cafes. Stroll around and soak up the ambiance.

Visit Historical Sites: Hydra has a rich history, and there are several historical sites worth exploring. Don't miss the Hydra Museum Historical Archives, which provides insight into the island's maritime past, including its maritime heritage and role in the Greek War of Independence and the historic mansions like the Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion and Tsamadou Mansion where the first Merchant Marine Academy operated.

Swim at Hydra's Beaches: While Hydra is not known for its beaches, there are a few spots where you can enjoy a refreshing swim, such as Vlychos Beach, Mandraki Beach, Kaminia beach.

Take a Water Taxi: Hire a water taxi to explore secluded coves and nearby islands like Dokos, where you can enjoy pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters.

Hike or Horseback Ride: Hydra Island offers some fantastic hiking trails with breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and surrounding landscapes. You can also opt for a horseback riding excursion to explore the island's rugged terrain in a unique way.

Enjoy Sunset Cocktails: Relax and unwind at one of the waterfront bars or cafes, and savor a cocktail while watching the spectacular sunset over the Hydra harbor.

Accommodation: Hydra offers a range of boutique hotels and guesthouses, many of which are housed in beautifully restored historic buildings. Consider staying in one of these charming properties for an authentic island experience.
No Cars Allowed: One of the unique features of Hydra is its ban on cars and motor vehicles. Transportation on the island is mainly by foot, donkey, or water taxi, adding to its old-world charm.

Interested in visiting Peloponnese?

bottom of page