How to get to Hydra?

Below, you will find all the needed information to travel to Hydra with ease!

In brief, travelers can reach the island only by ferry. Ferries to Hydra depart from the port of Piraeus in Athens and a few areas in the Peloponnese.
The closest airport to Hydra is the International Airport of Athens.

Getting informed about the local transportation options before visiting the island is recommended. That will help you organize your transportation throughout your stay in advance!


From Athens, Peloponnese, other Saronic Islands

There is a regular ferry connection between Hydra and Athens. Ferries depart from the port of Piraeus daily, but more crossings take place during the high season to serve the thousands of travelers. The trip lasts approximately 2 hours and the route is operated by high-speed ferries.
Ferries that depart from Piraeus have Porto Heli as their final destination and also stop at the islands of Poros and Spetses, as well as the cosmopolitan seaside region of Ermioni. Therefore, it is possible to reach Hydra from any of these four areas.
Lastly, a small vessel connects Hydra with the village of Metochi in the Peloponnese.
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Hydra doesn't have an airport.
The closest airport is the International Airport of Athens. From there, travelers have to go to the port of Piraeus in order to take a ferry to Hydra. The airport is connected with the port of Piraeus via metro, suburban railway and bus.

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How can I travel there from abroad?

Since Hydra doesn't have an airport, the best you can do is to fly to Athens and then take a ferry to Hydra from the port of Piraeus. After landing in the Greek capital, you can get to the port via metro, suburban railway or bus. Crossings to Hydra are frequent during summer, so booking a ticket probably will not be a challenge.

How can I travel there from Athens?

The only way to reach Hydra from Athens is by ferry. Ferries to Hydra depart from the port of Piraeus daily, with itineraries increasing during the high season.

How can I travel there from other islands?

Poros and Spetses are the only islands directly connected to Hydra via ferry. In the case of any other island, you need to get to Athens and then take a ferry from the port of Piraeus.



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