The entire island of Hydra is a preserved national monument and has retained all its 17th & 18th century charm and quaintness. Hydra town, built in the shape of an amphitheatre on a slope overlooking the Argosaronic gulf, is one of the most romantic destinations in Greece. Traditional stone mansions, narrow cobblestoned streets, secluded squares and above all the banning of cars and the use of around 500 donkeys as means of public transportation, explain the reason why Hydra preserved its distinctive atmosphere through the passage of time. The island experienced exceptional economic growth in the past thanks to its great naval and commercial activity. The island is one of the most serene destinations near Athens, as a ferry from Athens to Hydra, will get you to Hydra in just 2 hours. It’s picturesque and very photogenic beauty as well as a range of stunning locations, makes it a thriving venue for conferences.
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It is recommended to book your accommodation early, to ensure availability due to high season.
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There is no airport in Hydra.
The closest is the airport of Athens that receives domestic and international ferries all year round.
From the airport of Athens, visitors can go to the port of Piraeus the largest port of Athens, and take the ferry to Hydra.
Ferries to the island depart very frequently, about 5-6 times per day, and the trip takes 2 hours.
Travel to Hydra island, Greece: The only way to travel to Hydra is by ferry.
There are daily ferries to Hydra from the port of Piraeus, the largest port of Athens.
These ferries are hydrofoils, which means that they are small in size, speed boats and take only passengers.
The ferry trip from Piraeus to Hydra takes about 2 hours.
These ferries also connect Hydra to other islands of the Saronic Gulf, such as Poros and Spetses.
You can book your ferry ticket with:
Hellenic Seaways https://hellenicseaways.gr/
Blue Star Ferries https://www.bluestarferries.com/
Ferries are departing from gate E8 at the Piraeus port.
You can click on the map, to open Google Maps and plan your route to the port: