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Hydra, one of the most exclusive and romantic islands in the Saronic Gulf.

A true pearl unique by its scenery. Hydra is a “car-free” island meaning that no vehicles are allowed, the only means of transportation are the cute island donkeys.

Many poets, musicians, actors and celebrities have been inspired by Hydra in the past, by its impressive well preserved stone architecture, rural paths, and deep crystal clear waters.

Country Greece
Languages spokenGreek
Currency usedEuro
Area (km2)64.443
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Culture and history info

Hydra depends on tourism, and Athenians account for a sizable segment of its visitors. High-speed hydrofoils and catamarans from Piraeus, some 37 nautical miles (69 km) away, serve Hydra, stopping first at Poros before going on to Spetses. There is a passenger ferry service providing an alternative to Hydrofoils that runs from Hydra Harbor to Metochi on the Peloponnese coast. Many Athenians drive to Metochi, leave their car in the secure car park, and take the 20-minute passenger ferry across to Hydra.

Rubbish trucks are the only motor vehicles on the island, since by law, cars and motorcycles are not allowed. Horses, mules and donkeys, and water taxis provide public transportation.[5] The inhabited area, however, is so compact that most people walk everywhere.

Hydra benefits from numerous bays and natural harbors, and has a strong maritime culture. The island is a popular yachting destination and is the home of the Kamini Yacht Club, an international yacht club based in the port of Kamini.

In 2007, a National Geographic Traveler panel of 522 experts rated Hydra the highest of any Greek island (11th out of 111 islands worldwide) as a unique destination preserving its "integrity of place."[6]

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Athens One Day Cruise - Aegina - Hydra - Poros


Departure at 8:00

Our vessel remains in port for about 1 hour 55 minutes with time to leisurely explore the island. You can enjoy our Walking Tour of the island to discover its castles and forts, historic landmarks, quaint narrow streets and artistic shops.

The stay on Poros is 50 minutes with enough time to discover the island’s beautiful sandy beaches and the town highlighted by the architecture of the city hall, Municipal Library, museum, cultural center and characteristic small, white-washed houses of the island. The highlight is the Clock Tower built on the island’s highest point.

The stay on Aegina is 2 hours so you explore its rich history, archaeological and architectural landmarks – and allow plenty of time to enjoy the island’s famous pistachio sweets in a cafe along the beautiful port.

What is included

Outdoor viewing decks
Lounges of high aesthetics
Multilingual tour guides
Lunch buffet with Mediterranean cuisine creations
Live music in board
Dance floor
Fixed departure and arrival time everyday
Real Greek Hospitality

Athens One Day Cruise - Aegina - Hydra - Poros

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