Hydra is one of the most picturesque and atmospheric islands of Argosaronic, ideal for romance. The Saronic Gulf is the sea that washes the coast of Athens and Piraeus. Hydra captivates you from your first steps on the island and exudes every corner of it, while it travels you in time in a unique way. Despite the cosmopolitan atmosphere that dominates, the famous Hydra will win you with its simple and its romantic mood.
The simple and strict style of the island’s Mansions, churches, windmills and bare rocks, will welcome you. Transportation is on foot as any type of motorized vehicle is prohibited.
The architectural shell of the evergreen and historic naval state of the early 19th century has been preserved intact, and the high-rise mansions are impressive. The harbor is the heart of the island and, in fact, the only settlement. Around it and in the back alleys you will find fine cafes and restaurants as well as arty boutiques.
The View of the City
The traditional settlement slips from the surrounding hills to the harbor. The captain's mansions, the countless churches and the impressive stone-built public buildings will be your first photos on the instagram! While the neatly populated houses with colorful windows, embrace the rocks, hang on the cliffs tightly and steeply to reach the sea.