Hydra

 

Hydra is one of the closest islands to Athens and is popular, and quite unique, for a number of reasons. Many believe it has one of the most beautiful harbour’s in all of Greece and it is dotted with restored homes mostly belonging to wealthy Athenians.

There are no cars or scooters on Hydra which also adds significantly to its appeal and over the years it has attracted a large number of famous artists and bohemians including Leonard Cohen who called it home for 20 years. 

If you don’t have time to spend a few days (or weeks) on Hydra then its is really worth a day trip from Athens which is quite doable. 

You may also like

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT GREECE FOR VISITORS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT GREECE FOR VISITORS

Travelling to any new country can be overwhelming and there is often a plethora of conflicting information available. Greece seems to attract a particularly unique set of myths and misleading advice often based on limited exposure by inexperienced travellers. These...

read more
VISIT IKARIA – THE ISLAND OF MODERN DAY IMMORTALS

VISIT IKARIA – THE ISLAND OF MODERN DAY IMMORTALS

Thought to be the place where the hapless Ikarus fell to his death after his wax wings melted, if you visit Ikaria today you will meet some of the oldest people in the world. This Northern Aegean Island is a certified 'Blue Zone' and much studied by doctors and health...

read more
TRANSFERS IN GREECE – BOOK YOUR AIRPORT OR PORT PICK UP

TRANSFERS IN GREECE – BOOK YOUR AIRPORT OR PORT PICK UP

PRE-BOOK YOUR PORT OR AIRPORT TRANSFERS   Arrive on your dream trip to Greece knowing that someone will always be waiting for you at the airport or port with a friendly smile, a personalised sign and a late-model, airconditioned car. If you have pre-booked your...

read more