Town Sightseeing

Here is our section with things to see and do in Town Hydra. Discover 10 interesting sightseeing in Town, with detailed description, exact location on Google map, photos and reviews from visitors. You can also view more sightseeing in other locations of Hydra.

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Best Churches

Church of The Assumption
Location: Town
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The Church of the Assumption of the Virgin is located in the port of Hydra Town. Its main characteristic is the tall bell tower made of pure marble from Tinos. The church was established in 1643 and hosts a small ecclesiastical museum today.

Location: Town

Close to the Monastery of Prophet Elias, at about 500 metres above the sea level, there stands the Convent of Efpraxia. Some nuns live in the convent and run a small embroidery workshop. It was built in 1865 and the main church is a small building with spare and simple lines.

Location: Town

Built in the 19th century, on the site of a small abandoned chapel, the Monastery of Prophet Elias is a good two hours hike from the port. A male community of four monks lives there today. Located on the northern slopes of Mount Eros at an altitude of 500 metres, it offers a magnificent view over the town and the sea.

Best Museums

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.

Location: Town
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The Ecclesiastical Museum is housed in the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin which stands close to the port of Hydra. It hosts ecclesiastical items, clothing of priests and other holy items that date from the 18th and the 19th century.

Koundouriotis Mansion
Location: Town

This elegant stone mansion is an outhouse of the National Historical Museum. It includes relics of the Koundouriotis family, such as weaponry, traditional clothes, woodcarvings, paintings and jewelry.

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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.

The Auditorium Melina Merkouri, also known as The Exhibition and Concert Municipal Hall Melina Merkouri on the island of Hydra, is used for art exhibitions and as a conference center. It is located along a quay and looks like two buildings connected to one another.

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Dokos is a small island between Hydra and Spetses. It has few inhabitants and attracts mostly nature lovers and people for free camping.

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