Hydra

Hydra, or Ydra or Idra, is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece

At the heart of the Argo Saronic Gulf you will find one of the most cosmopolitan and picturesque Greek Islands, Hydra. Cruising onboard your luxury charter, Hydra introduces you to an idyllic ancient Greek Island Riviera maintaining its unspoilt and unrivalled perfection away from wheeled vehicles and vast touristic attraction.

The port of Hydra stands out with its authentic, untouched culture offering you a must-visit destination to revive traditional Greek Island atmosphere with all day long entertainment ideas, intensive nightlife and beautiful swimming options to enjoy the crystalline waters.
Filled with only yachts, fishing boats, water taxis and occasionally a hydrofoil, Hydra’s port attracts many prominent visitors and is famous for its international art crowd scene.

Adorned with stone mansions, white alleys, unique architecture and timeless appeal, a stroll through the town’s impeccably clean cobblestone streets will convince you of its uniqueness. Hydra offers ample beauty to retrieve, either by strolling her alleys, enjoying the local bars and tavernas, her museums and art boutique shops or by simply escaping to find the perfect spot for your swimming and snorkelling retreat.

From your very first visit, a magic feeling overwhelms you since no wheeled vehicles are allowed. Donkeys provide the most common means of transportation to preserve the eclectic and tranquil life ashore the island. You will also notice many locals enjoying a swim off the platforms around the waterfront. Fine jewellery, works of art and mouth-watering amygdalota (almond cakes) is what you can buy in Hydra. You can visit the Merchant Marine Academy, the Ecclesiastic and Byzantine Museum exhibiting priceless icons, garments and imperial jewels with also a wonderful courtyard as well as the Museum of History and Archives, once an illustrious captain’s house.

History At A Glance

Whereas Hydra’s name derives from ancient Greek meaning “of water” or “surrounded by water”, it should not be confused with the mythical monster. Tracing back her history, Hydra was never socially and historically capable of competing with other areas and islands of Ancient Greece. Though, in modern times, the help of Hydra to the liberation of Greece from the Ottoman Turks in 1821 was profound in utter importance. With her 130 battleships of 30.000 tons each, 5.400 soldiers and 2.400 cannons, the Hydrian fleet dominated the sea during the seven year war with the Ottoman Empire, many human lives; battleships and money were sacrificed for the liberation of Greece. Hydra was used as a service station for the Greek navy, and as a result, it starred in sea commerce with neighbouring countries. Towards the end of the 18th century, Hydra was blooming in export trade and commerce, but also won the great respect of the rest of Greece and Europe.

Is it in the unique architecture and picturesque feel or perhaps caused by the long history and rich heritage, why Hydra prevails on attracting charterers year after year as superyachts jostle for position in her beautiful harbour.

Reasons to Visit

  • Unspoiled and untouched beauty
  • Easy accessible
  • All day long entertainment & intensive nightlife
  • No wheeled vehicles
  • Traditional Greek atmosphere, picturesque feel
  • Annual summer art shows
  • Idyllic main town
  • Hidden bays & coves
  • Museums & cultural retreats

Good For

  • Snorkelling
  • Boutique Shopping
  • Fine Dining
  • Anchorage
  • Catching amazing sunsets

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