FERRY ITINERARIES & ISLAND INFO
You will find below information about how to get to Hydra by ferry, where to buy your tickets and information about Hydra and its port, with many photos.
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• Popular Itineraries • About Hydra • Port info
Hydra is located in the Saronic islands, in Greece. The cosmopolitan and elegant island never loses its allure; with its traditional architecture and the glamour of a past era, this enchanting and historic small island is an ideal choice for those who seek to experience an authentic side of the islands. Due to its closeness to Athens and its cosmopolitan character, the island of Hydra gets very popular in summer. It is only 2 hours by hydrofoil from Piraeus and itineraries are daily and frequent.
The landscape of the island is mostly mountainous and rocky. The capital is Town, a picturesque village with impressive stone mansions, paved paths and a lovely harbor.
Some other small settlements are scattered all over the island with few inhabitants, such as Kaminia and Vlichos. The special feature of Hydra is that cars are prohibited there, in order to keep the traditional vibe of the island.
In brief, ferries to Hydra depart from Piraeus port in Athens. The trip from Athens to Hydra lasts for 1.5-2 hours. It is also connected with Porto Heli, Poros, and Spetses. There are ferries to this destination from Athens and the islands every day throughout the summer.
POPULAR FERRY ITINERARIES
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In peak season, there are at least 6 ferries from Piraeus to Hydra every day. The ferry trip from Athens lasts for about 1.5-2 hours and the cost of a ferry ticket is approximately '20' 'EUR' (20 Euros) - '30' 'EUR' (30 Euros) for a standard seat.
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Throughout the summer, there are at least 6 ferries from Poros to Hydra every day. The ferry trip from Poros lasts for about 30 minutes and the cost of a ferry ticket is approximately '14' 'EUR' (14 Euros).
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In peak season, there are at least 6 ferries from Spetses to Hydra every day. The duration of the trip from Spetses is 30 minutes-1 hour and the cost of a ferry ticket is approximately '12' 'EUR' (12 Euros).
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INFORMATION ABOUT HYDRA
The cosmopolitan and elegant Hydra never loses its allure; with its traditional architecture and the glamour of a past era, this enchanting and historic small island is an ideal choice for those who seek to experience an authentic side of the islands.
Why visit this island?
Hop on a ferry from Athens to Hydra for cosmopolitan vibes, retro charm, and magical landscapes, within just a couple of hours of Athens!
- Cars are not allowed on this island. People use bikes, carriages, or their feet to move around the island.
- This location is where the film "Boy on a Dolphin" starring Sophia Loren was filmed.
- Hydra derives from the Greek word "hydor", which means water.
- The island emits a retro charm, as it is full of noble 18th-century mansions, traditional churches, narrow cobblestone alleys, and colorful corners.
Best time to visit
The best season to visit Hydra is the summer! During the summer, you can dive into the crystal-clear waters of Hydra’s beaches, embark on excursions to the nearby Saronic islands, stroll around the picturesque town, watch magical sunsets and so many more!
Is the island for you?
Hydra is perfect for those who want to relax in a cosmopolitan destination near Athens! The unique charm of the island combined with its glorious history makes it a very interesting place to explore. What’s more, given that cars are not allowed on the island makes it a quiet destination for peaceful holidays.
Hydra is a very picturesque island with unique architecture, so even a stroll around Town will leave you in awe. Apart from the quaint Town, don’t miss to visit Profitis Ilias monastery, Kiafa settlement, and the port.
Discover more online resources about the island:
- Hydra by Wikipedia: Information by the most famous online Encyclopedia.
Thanks to its location in the heart of the Saronic Gulf, this is a very good base for island-hopping to the Saronic islands.
Popular island-hopping itineraries are the ones from Hydra to Poros and Aegina. The island is also connected to Ermioni and Porto Heli.
Photos of Hydra
ABOUT HYDRA PORT
The picturesque port of Hydra is located at the center of the entire island. Surrounded by traditional stone-built houses, this port receives hydrofoils from Piraeus, Hermioni, and the island of Spetses.
Connected ports to Hydra
Athens, Piraeus - Hermioni - Poros - Porto Heli - Spetses
As no motor vehicles are allowed on the island, the easiest way to move around the island is on foot. There are also taxi boats that sail to some popular beaches around the island.
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