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Top sigths of Greece

Athens is known as the most famous tourist destination in Greece. The city is included in the list of the oldest settlements in the world. It’s a true treasury of historic and archaeological landmarks. Tenths of thousands of tourists come to Athens to see Mount Lycabettus and the Acropolis of Athens as this is where first settlers appeared on the territory of modern Athens 6 thousand years ago. The city was formed around these two landmarks. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Hydra Island

Hydra Island sightseeing

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 locals move exclusively on donkeys and horses, making the place even more interesting and attractive for travelers. Fans of excursions, beaches and hiking would enjoy vacations there, as the island is rich in historical sites and … Open

Cultural excursion through Hydra Island - things to see

Despite the fact that Hydra was inhabited before our era, there are no ancient monuments on the island. The reason is that not a lot of people lived on Hydra during the heyday of Hellas and all the traces of their existence disappeared over time. But you can visit Hydra and admire houses and monasteries built in the 17th century. The buildings almost haven't changed. Be sure to walk along the streets of Chora. … Open

Top hotels with reviews

Hydra Island has no big hotels usually offered by popular resorts. Guests of the island can rest at incredibly comfortable villas, as many popular hotels are set up in amazing old mansions. The upscale hotel Miranda is situated in a spectacular mansion of the early 19th century, which was built in compliance with all national traditions. The hotel is a few minutes’ walk from the port, and therefore enjoys great … Open

Attractions and active leisure

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. … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

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 at the hotel and visit a local tavern. The tavern is a name for local catering establishments. There are no cafes and restaurants on the island. Taverns differ with dishes in a menu. Locals have a special ritual. They meet with … Open

Traditions and mentality of Hydra Island

The surest way to win the favour of Greek people is to say something pleasant about Hydra and Greece. Greeks are patriots but they love to criticize the government. But they hate when foreigners do the same, try not to discuss some issues if you don’t want to offend locals. One more thing you shouldn’t do is to discuss relationships between Turkey and Greece. It is customed here to greet everyone entering … Open

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