Hydra is charming.  A fast ferry from Piraeus takes you right to its lovely scenic port. It’s a top weekend getaway for Athenians.  Just walking the picturesque cobbled paths of Hydra’s main town is relaxing.  It is the only Greek island where vehicles are forbidden. That’s why donkeys are available for hire!  Some lovely beaches are reachable via water taxi.

Hydra Island Photos

Here’s a small collection of some Hydra island photos I have taken during my last visits.  The small Saronic isle, just a stone’s throw away from Athens, is one of the loveliest getaways in Greece.

Sailing to Hydra

Sailing to Hydra on a friend’s yacht (lucky me) was a wonderful unexpected weekend experience.

Scenes of a Hydra Sunset

Experiencing a Hydra sunset is magical.

Where to Eat on Hydra

You’ll need to know where to eat on Hydra, even if you are off for just a short day trip from Athens.  Here’a a list of a few places I have enjoyed during my visits.

A Weekend on Hydra

I spent a wonderful weekend on Hydra, one of the closest islands to Athens.

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