Hydra is a popular destination for a variety of visitors; families, couples, and young people come to our island not only because of its convenient position- just a few hours from Athens- but also for its charming scenery. Apart from Hydra’s natural beauty and picturesque town, visitors will also find interest in its cultural and historical side that begins from the Neolithic and Mycenaean Ages to the Greek War of Independence in 1821 and the era of Ottoman Empire. It was also the birthplace of several significant people, it represents the evolution of marine art and it has been the source of inspiration to many artists.
Hydra is ideal for travelers who wish to leave their cars and wander on foot around the amphitheatrically built town or to discover its wonderful coastline with our boats. There is also a great range of activities and sightseeing for those who wish to discover its history visiting museums, traditional residences, churches and monasteries with unique architecture but also for those who want to enjoy its cultural and cosmopolitan side by tasting local treats, drinks, cinema or art exhibitions.
A scenic island with historical interest and plenty of cultural activities that we will make sure you won’t miss.
Getting to Hydra
By Flying Dolphins
Departures from the port of Piraeus are daily and frequent while the trip to Hydra lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Piraeus Port Authority Call Centre:
Hydra Coast Guard Telephone:
The closest Peloponnesian coast to Hydra is Metochi village of Ermioni Municipality which belongs to the prefecture of Argolis. You can park your car at the available car parks and cross to Hydra by sea taxis or with our fleet, upon request. The transfer lasts approximately 15 minutes.
Contact G&G for your transfer from Metochi at: (+30) 6972 880 214
Hints & Tips
– Hydra’s Museum and Historical Archives
It is located in the eastern side of Hydra’s port near the Coast Guard office
Telephone: (+30) 22980-54142
– “St. Makarios Notaras” Ecclesiastical Museum
It is housed in the Cathedral of The Dormition of Virgin Mary at the waterfront
– Lazaros Kountouriotis Historic Residence – Part of the National Historical Museum of Greece
Located at the port of Hydra
– Post Byzantine Art Museum- George Kountouriotis Residence
Located on the hillside at the western side of the port