Hydra is located in the south of the Saronic Gulf, opposite Metochi and Ermioni and east of Spetses. Also known as the “Mistress of the Saronic Gulf”, it is famous for its beautiful old mansions and narrow alleys, which will charm you and take you to other times.
Holidays in Hydra means endless walks in the picturesque city and port, nature walks, magical views of the Aegean, dives in clear blue waters and good food. The unchanging beauty of the island was loved by many celebrities from Greece and abroad, such as Maria Callas, Leonard Cohen, Nikos Hatzikyriakos-Gikas, Pablo Picasso and George Seferis.
With a rich naval tradition and a strong cosmopolitan character, Hydra, one of the most famous islands of the Saronic Gulf, attracts every year many famous personalities from Greece and abroad. The canyon stations in the port, the imposing mansions, the School of Merchant Mariners and the historic monasteries are a sample of the glorious past of Hydra. Important families that starred in the Revolution of 1821 (Koundourioti, Miaouli, Kriezi, Tombazi, etc.) came from the island.
A true model of aesthetics, the city of Hydra is built amphitheatrically around the port, where small boats, tourist boats and cruise ships flood the pier, especially during the summer months. The stone mansions of Hydra stand like fortresses in the rocky landscape, emphasizing the majesty of the island.