One day tour to Hydra island, from Athens
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This is a private tour and can be arranged any day. As the transfer to/from the port is done by taxi and taxis can accommodate up to three people according to their policy, a booking can be made for three people maximum. If you want to make a booking for 4-6 people, for example, you have to make two separate bookings, as you will be transferred by two or more taxis.
Please note that the times mentioned on the schedule are approximate and are subject to change depending on boat schedules.
- Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the port of Piraeus.
- Embarkation on the flying dolphin at 09.00.
- Arrival at Hydra Port at 10.30. The rest of the day you’ll be free to explore the island.
- Departure from Hydra port to Piraeus at 16.25.
- Arrival at Piraeus port at 18.00.
- Transfer to your hotel.
Your stay in Hydra is unescorted, so it will give you the freedom and flexibility to explore the island at your own pace.
Information about Hydra:
Hydra, the most cosmopolitan of the Saronic islands, is not the typical Greek island with the large beaches and the whitewashed houses. Hydra has surpassed the geographical obstacles of its rocky landscape and it has been developed into a popular and charming tourist destination. Hydra is less than 2 hours away from Athens
The small bay of Hydra Town is surrounded by elegant mansions that stand out for their austere style and natural colors. The highest mansion on the port hosts the Historical Archives of Hydra, a lovely museum where art exhibitions, festivals, and seminars are organized in the summer. Other mansions stand all over the town and have turned into boutique hotels or public buildings, such as the Kountouriotis Mansion that hosts an ethnological collection or the Tsamadou Mansion that houses the School of Merchant Marine.
Walking around Hydra Town you’ll come across stone-made houses with colorful gardens, lovely gift shops, and picturesque paved streets. Riding a donkey is the most traditional means of transport on the uphill and downhill paths of the town. Moreover, hiking all around the island is quite a popular activity. Hiking trails lead to monasteries on the slopes of hills and lovely coves to swim.
Apart from a few exceptions, beaches on Hydra are generally rocky, however, most of them are organized and the water is always crystal. Small boats and water-taxis leave the port of Hydra and make a tour around the island, making stops at several beaches.
Touristically developed and cosmopolitan, Hydra is also famous for its nightlife. Lounge cafes, seaside bars and clubs are found all over the town. However, most activities on Hydra concentrate around the port, which is lined by yachts and fishing boats.