A unique gem in Greece
Hydra Island, one of the most UNspoiled and interesting of the Greek islands in the Saronic Gulf. It’s very cosmopolitan, safe and one of the easiest of the Greek islands to get to from the main city of Athens. Hydra maintains a charm and warmth off the tourist trail.
The main harbour of Hydra is a breathtaking amphitheatre of houses. The streets are cobbled and little alleyways are discovered in every direction. The island is full of pretty balconies, painted pots of flowers sited outside doorways and charming old ruins scattered in between.
Hydra Island is protected by the archeological society, preventing any sort of motorised transport and with having strict laws, it remains a unique gem in Greece.
True to nature, Hydra offers donkeys and mules, hand pushed carts and small caique fishing boats, each and everyone a memorable photograph.
A place where nobody can forget.
Info On Getting There
Arriving at Athens International airport, there are several ways of getting to the port of Piraeus.
You can catch the X96 bus outside of arrivals, a more economic way of traveling and very safe. The metro goes straight from the airport to the port of Piraeus, however do be aware of personal belongings such as money and passports.
A taxi maybe more convenient if you have a lot of luggage.
From the port of Piraeus you catch the hydrofoil directly to Hydra.
You can also travel down to Hydra the scenic way from the airport by taxi to Metoxi which takes about 2.5 hours. From Metoxi there is a shuttle boat, which during the summer months usually goes every half an hour and takes 20 minutes to the island.
Hydralines – shuttle boat from Metoxi to Hydra
Hellenic Seaways – hydrofoils from Piraeus to Hydra