Hydra, the queen of the Saronic Gulf, is just 15 minutes away from Hermione by ‘flying dolphin’.
Hydra is the most cosmopolitan island in the Saronic Gulf, an island enchanting to all travellers. As the ferry approaches the port, visitors are greeted with promises of an unforgettable stay. A promise easy to keep, as Hydra has it all. Past and present co-exist harmoniously on this beautiful island creating the foundations for a brilliant future. Hydra has been inhabited since ancient times and has a long history. Hydra’s experienced captains contributed their ships and expertise to the Greek War of Independence in 1821, while the island is the birthplace of many important Greek politicians.
Hydra is a small mountainous island sitting between the Argolic and Saronic Gulfs, measuring just 50 square kilometres. In contrast to other nearby islands, there are no green expanses on this island; the landscape is bare and wild, while few pine-trees flourish on the south-western side of the island, an oasis in the otherwise barren scenery.
Your dream holiday is guaranteed in Hydra, a certainty stemming from the picturesque beauty of the island and the local’s faith and loyalty to traditions and values. It is an ideal holiday or short-break destination, easily accessible from Athens with daily boat connections from Piraeus.