Hydra Sightseeing

Hydra sightseeing
Sightseeing: 17 things to see in Hydra island

The island of Hydra is a popular small island of the Saronic Gulf, just a couple of hours ferry ride from Athens. It is famous for its picturesque architecture, the vivid nightlife and cosmopolitan character. Except for relaxing at cozy beaches, there is not much sightseeing in Hydra island. In spring and autumn, hiking is a popular thing to do as the island is crossed by many walking paths that lead to impressive spots with sea view and historical monasteries. Hydra Town is also a picturesque place to stroll around, with elegant mansions and a museum at the port.

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In this section, you can see the best Hydra Sightseeing. You can also view all things to see in Hydra by category: villages, beaches, museums and churches.

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Best Sightseeing

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Location: Town
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The Museum of Historical Archives is located in an elegant stone mansion, at the port of Hydra Town. It houses manuscripts from the revolutionary period, paintings and ship models, rare books and other interesting exhibits.

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These cannons were used for protection in the past. They surround the port of Hydra and serve as reminders of a glorious past.

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This is the first Merchant Marine Academy that operated in Greece. It is housed in Tsamadou Mansion, on a hill overlooking the port and the whole village.

Best villages

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Location: On the northern side of the island
Description: Hydra Town is the capital and main port of the island. The elegant stone mansions and the lovely port make Hydra a picturesque and relaxing holiday destination.

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Location: 1 km west of Hydra Town
Description: Kaminia is a small fishing port in close distance from Hydra Town. It has nice taverns at the waterfront and a calm beach.

Best beaches

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Location: 2 km west of Hydra Town
Description: Vlichos is a lovely beach with pebbles and clean water. It is reached by taxi boat or on foot from Hydra Town.

Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Organised

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Location: 1 km west of Hydra Town
Description: Kaminia is a small pebbled beach close to Hydra Town. Some delicious fish taverns and cafeterias line the coast.

Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Organised

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