10 Best Things to do in Hydra, Greece [with Suggested Tours]

By Fatima Turla July 27th, 2020 Posted in Destination, Europe Travel Blog, Travel Blog, Travel Guides No comments

Are you planning to travel to Hydra, Greece soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Hydra with suggested tours!

10 Best Things to do in Hydra, Greece
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Hydra is situated between the Myrtoan Sea and the Argolic Gulf. It is considered as one of the most beautiful islands in the Saronic Islands of Greece. Hydra is popularly known for its wonderful architecture, interesting history, and pebbly beaches. The good thing about this island is it’s not to difficult to travel here from Athens (if you’re coming from the country’s capital). You can travel by ferry and enjoy your days on the island.

List of Best Things to do in Hydra, Greece

1. Historical Archive – Museum of Hydra

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This Historical Archive Museum exhibits many interesting pieces in the collection and shows interesting temporary exhibitions. You can see great maritime paintings, historical nautical devices, and learn a lot about the island’s history.

2. Saint Nicholas Beach

 

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St Nikolaos Beach is a lonely, secluded beach that can only be reached by boat. Although beaches are not Hydra’s most popular tourist destination, the boat trip to this bay is beautiful. The water is crystal clear and the view is amazing.

3. Bisti Beach

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With 15-20 min by boat from Hydra, you will reach Bisti beach. Green location, a small cob with pebbles, with the pines literally touching the wonderful waters is what you will see here. The beach itself is pebbly and is equipped with umbrellas and sunbeds.

4. Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra

 

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One of the most interesting and challenging hikes in Hydra. It takes almost 2 hours before you reach the top and the path is steep. The higher you go, the trail becomes more difficult. But the view on the way to the monastery is rewarding enough for you to continue your hike. And the monastery itself is quiet and peaceful. Really worth the effort! It’s recommended to hike early in the morning and don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes and clothes.

5. Komiseos Theotokou Monastery

A very quiet and peaceful church, an old monastery in Hydra, is located in front of the port. It has a wonderful quay and beautiful courtyard. The impressive interior of the temple, with magnificent chandeliers and icons and a stunning art iconostasis, are what to expect here.

6. Harriets Hydra Horses

 

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Have fun and adventurous experience at Harriets Hydra Horse. Whatever your level, Harriet will adapt to you. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you will have fun hiking with Harriet and his horses. It’s really a great experience! Have the opportunity to climb to the top of the city, have a magnificent view of Hydra on horseback. An activity not to be missed in Hydra.

7. Vlychos Beach

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The beach is very nice to reach with a walk of about 40 minutes from the port. The water is very clean and you will be able to see a lot of fish of different species.

Suggested Tour: From Athens: Full-Day Island Hopping with an Archaeologist

8. Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum)

 

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The building was built in the 18th century and housed the famous family of the politician Lazaros Kountouriotis, who had contributed much to the revolution of 1821, in the Struggle for the Independence of Greece. It is a neat and well-maintained space with great views. The tour combined with the interesting exhibits takes you to another era and at the same time, you learn a lot of information about the contribution of the family and the history of the island. A visit is a must.

9. Andrea Miaoulis Monument

The monument honoring Andrea Miaouli offers great views of the port and town. If you want to take great photos, this place offers picturesque views.

10. Agios Konstantinos (Church of St. Constantine)

The church is located at the top of the hill with splendid views depending on where you look with a superb azure blue. The church itself has a magnificent structure.

Where to stay in Hydra, Greece

Budget Hotel

Amaryllis Hotel

10 Best Things to do in Hydra, Greece

Amaryllis Hotel features a sun terrace. Free WiFi access is available in some rooms. Each room here will provide you with a TV and air conditioning. Complete with a refrigerator, the dining area also has an electric kettle. Featuring a shower, private bathroom comes with a hairdryer.

Price: Starts at $51 per night for Double or Twin Room, add $1 for taxes and charges, and it offers a free cancellation.

Luxury Hotel

Hydra Icons

10 Best Things to do in Hydra, Greece

Hydra Icons features themed rooms of world-famous artists. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Decorated in black and white tones, modern accommodation offers inland views. Fitted with Coco-Mat mattresses, all units come with air conditioning, LCD satellite TV, DVD/CD player, and fridge. In-room massage treatments are accessible upon request at an extra charge.

Price: Starts at $79 per night for Superior Double Room, add $1 for taxes and charges, and it offers a free cancellation.

These are the possible things you can do in Hydra, Greece. So if you are ready to have a fun and exciting trip, you know what to do and where to go! So pack your things now and prepare yourself for a wonderful adventure in Hydra.

How to go to Hydra, Greece from London

Via Ryanair: (one way via Athens Route)

*From London Stansted – Athens Greece

Ticket Price: £44.26

*From Athens to Hydra via Ferry

There are two types of ferries that travel from Athens to Hydra; Conventional (Regular) and High-Speed Ferry. Conventional Ferries are the cheapest and most popular. The travel time takes around 2 hours.

*Prices are subject to change. You can visit Skyscanner for more details about the ticket prices.

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Fatima Turla2Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.​​​

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Written by Fatima Turla

Fatima is a full-time writer of Two Monkeys Travel. Her first major trip was in 2016 and got really interested in traveling. She also enjoys learning languages and other country’s cultures. She has a goal to visit at least one country each year and share her experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness her journey by following her on Instagram.

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