The main characteristic of Hydra is that vehicles are not allowed within the town and transport is only done by boat or on foot. At the port of Hydra, there are boats to transfer tourists to beaches around the island, including Mandraki, Kaminia, Vlichos, Bitsi, and Agios Nikolaos. There are also taxi boats to get visitors around the island, which are faster than regular boats but more expensive.
The locals widely use donkeys to move around or carry things. At the port, there are also few companies that rent bicycles for bike tours in Hydra.