Hydra Island, built in the shape of an amphitheater on a slope overlooking the Argosaronic Gulf, is one of the most romantic destinations in Greece.
Hydra Island is only 90′ with a speedboat far from the Port of Piraeus and it is a very popular destination during the summertime and all year. You can visit Hydra for a Day Trip or for a weekend or if you are looking for relax and beautiful beaches then these can be your best choice. In Hydra Island, the only way of transportation is or walking or by using the main transportation which is donkeys or if you want to visit a beach around the island you can use the small boats which they can transfer you around the island. Traditional stone mansions, narrow cobblestoned streets, secluded squares and above all the banning of cars and the use of around 500 donkeys as means of public transportation, explain the reason why Hydra preserved its distinctive atmosphere through the passage of time. The island experienced exceptional economic growth in the past thanks to its great naval and commercial activity. The Hydriots contributed significantly also to the 1821 War of Independence as their powerful fleet participated in crucial sea battles. It is rather impressive the fact that such a tiny island is the birthplace of five Greek Prime Ministers!
Highlights of Hydra Island
Pick Up from your Hotel or Apartment with a privet car at 08:30 am and transfer you at Piraeus Port
Departure from Piraeus at 09:30 arrival 11:30 at Hydra Island
Departure from Hydra Harbord at 14:40 to Piraeus Port and arriving at 16:40
Pick Up from the Port of Piraeus with a privet car and transfer you to your Hotel.
*(Pick up from the center of Athens is included in the price) If your Hotel or Apartment is in Athens Coast then there are charges on your transfers. Please advise us for your Transfer.
Your stay in Hydra is unescorted for about 3 hours and it gives you the freedom and flexibility to enjoy your time on the island at your own leisure. Or having a walk around the island using the main transportation donkeys or by foot or eating in the famous tavernas where you will enjoy the fresh fish or by discovering the amazing beaches of Hydra with the crystal waters, the fresh air. It is up to you how you want to spend your time on the island.
This excursion is unescorted and gives you the freedom and flexibility to enjoy your time on the island at your own leisure Exact departure/arrival times depend on the availability of the ferry tickets and season.