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Ferry to Hydra

Hydra is located in the Saronic islands, in Greece. 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. 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 Hydra is mostly mountainous and rocky. The capital is Hydra 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.

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.

HOW TO GET TO HYDRA BY FERRY

The island of Hydra is connected with Piraeus port (Athens), the other Saronic islands (Poros, Spetses) and some ports of the Peloponnese (Ermioni, Porto Heli). Discover how to get to the ports of Athens from the airport and Athens's center.

Going to Hydra by ferry is simple!

  • Ferries from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra and ferries from Hydra to Athens operate daily throughout the year.
  • Ferries to Hydra depart from Piraeus port in Athens.
  • Ferries to Hydra arrive at Hydra port.
  • The trip from Athens to Hydra lasts from 1 and a half hour to 3 and a half hours.
  • The ferry companies that sail from Athens to Hydra are Blue Star Ferries and Anes Lines.
  • Ferry tickets from Athens to Hydra cost between '20' 'EUR' (20 Euro) and '30' 'EUR'  (30 Euro).
  • The best way to plan your trip from Athens to Hydra is to book your ferry tickets in advance, as Greek ferries may be fully booked, especially in July and August. This also applies to ferry tickets from Hydra to Athens.

 

HOW TO BOOK FERRY TICKETS TO HYDRA?

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INFORMATION ABOUT HYDRA

Why visit Hydra?

 

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 prohibited in Hydra. People use bikes, carriages, or their feet to move around the island.
  • Hydra 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.

What's the best season to visit Hydra?

 

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 Hydra for you?

 

Hydra is perfect for those who want to relax in a cosmopolitan destination near Athens! The unique charm of Hydra 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 Hydra a quiet destination for peaceful holidays.

And what about Hydra sightseeing?

 

Hydra is a very picturesque island with unique architecture, so even a stroll around Hydra town will leave you in awe. Apart from the quaint Hydra town, don’t miss to visit Profitis Ilias monastery, Kiafa settlement, and Hydra port.

Hydra island hopping

 

Thanks to its location in the heart of the Saronic Gulf, Hydra is a very good base for island-hopping to the Saronic islands.

Popular island-hopping itineraries are the ones from Hydra to Poros and from Hydra to Aegina. The island is also connected to Ermioni and Porto Heli.

More about Hydra

 

Discover more online resources about Hydra island:

Photos of Hydra

Ferry to Hydra map

About Hydra Port

Connected ports to Hydra

Athens, Piraeus - Aegina, Ag.marina - Hermioni - Poros - Porto Heli - Spetses

Port description

The picturesque port of Hydra is the center of the entire island. Surrounded by traditional stone houses, this port receives hydrofoils from Piraeus, Hermioni and Spetses.

Directions

As no motor vehicles are allowed in Hydra, the easiest way to get around is on foot. There are also taxi boats to popular beaches around the island.

Ferry to Hydra map
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