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Hydra Island

City break in Hydra Island. Active leisure ideas for Hydra Island - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Hydra Going to Hydra, remember that wheeled transport is completely prohibited on this island which area is only 55 square kilometres. You won't see any buses, cars, motorbikes and even bicycles here. The only transport you can see on the island is garbage trucks, but they are absolutely irreplaceable here. However, you shouldn’t be worried that your holidays will be spoiled by exhaustion caused by long walks.
Hydra is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece famous for its incomparable architecture and indescribable nature. Vehicular traffic is completely absent on this wonderful island, so … Open
Locals will be happy to offer you their favourite mode of transportation for a small fee. This transport is a horse or a donkey. It is a perfect way to travel back in time. All the animals are trained and they won't hurt you, they are friendly to people and they obey the rider. Moreover, you can move on the island in a carriage. This mode of transportation helps to save the environment of the island and gives a chance to communicate with animals.
However, you should spend a couple of days walking on Hydra. There are many paths on the island linking settlements with the main attractions. The shortest paths lead to Kastraki, a small coastal castle of the 17th century and the Monastery of Agios Nikolaos. People with different physical training can easily walk on these paths. If you are tough enough, you can go to the Zouvra Monastery. It is one of the longest routes on the island. You will have to spend three hours to reach this place. Copyright
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece. It is a perfect place for active and curious children. The island is small, its area is only 55 square kilometres, but it is perfect for … Open
The most crowded beaches on Hydra are pebble beaches and they are located not far from the port. The most popular beach among young people and divers is Spilia Beach. It attracts divers with great depth and clear water. Hydroneta Beach is a silent place perfect for holidays with small children. Avlaki Beach is an interesting place with huge rocks which are highlighted at night. It creates a magnificent atmosphere, that’s why the place is popular among tourists who walk at night here.
The shallow Kaminia is popular among fishermen. There are several places for fishing on Hydra and locals are always ready to tell you all the subtleties of fishing. You can rent all the necessary equipment on the beach or in Chora. Vlichos is a small pebble beach with clear water where you can admire the bridge built in the 17th century. Palamidas is among the few of the sandy beaches in Hydra. Molos and Bisti are secluded beaches where you can enjoy snorkelling. Moreover, you can swim with a mask on Agios Nikolaos beach. If you want to feel rich, you can go to Klimaki Beach. There are located ancient villas which function as hotels nowadays.
You can hardly immerse yourself in the culture of a country without trying its national cuisine. So, if you want to get the most of your holidays on Hydra, you should miss a couple of meals … Open
You should definitely go on a sea trip around the shores of Hydra. There are amazing views and you will have a unique chance to swim in the bays which you can reach only by sea. If you want, you can rent a boat and go to nearby islands. Fans of waterskiing, sea kayaking and sailing will find all the necessary things for active holidays on the island. Hydra is also well-known for its nightlife. The golden youths of Greece come here to have a great time. Some of the taverns work until dawn, the main beaches become open-air dance floors and cocktail bars in Chora are crowded with people.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Hydra Island
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Schinia Marathona' , 102.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Amusement parks near Hydra Island
♥   Amusement park 'Allou Fun Park' , 71.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Ta Aidonakia Luna Park' , 82.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Hydra Island from our surveys on extreme Earth places

Waterfront of Nafplion

From the series “The Most Beautiful Waterfronts and Embankments”
Waterfront of Nafplion is a real entertainment center in the open air. There you can find several restaurants and cafes. In the evening you can drink some glasses of vine in the bar or to dance in the club. In the daytime tourists can rent a boat and to make a sea voyage along the coastline. There is no minute when the life calms down at the embankment. People walk there not only late in the evening but also early in the morning. The embankment is an ideal place for watching how the sun rises and the new day begins. … Read further

Bratsera Hotel

From the series “Best industrial-style loft hotels”
The decor in it imitates the decor on the deck of an ancient ship today. The wood finish is very beautiful in the hotel. Beautiful antique furniture, chandeliers, works of art, and various accessories in the marine style were used in its design. All this serves as a reminder of the factory's past. The historic building managed to completely preserve all the wooden floors. They are decorated with artful painting today. … Read further
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Guide to your best city break in Hydra Island - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Hydra Island - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Hydra Island?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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