Hydra is a small rocky and barren island in the Saronic Gulf . The capital Hydra fascinates with the graphic architecture and its countless historical mansions, beautiful residences, museums, various means of fortification. Green and full of flowers always with the air of the island, demonstrates with pride stoned “villas” of the past, churches, monasteries, fantastic view and unique beaches. The capital of Hydra, is a town that startle with its plenitude in all sectors. The nightly amusement and the movement during summertime is amazing , the market is full of tourists, the choices for food , coffee, drink unlimited and qualitative, while the hotel units abundant as the beaches.
Hydra is the most impressive island in the Argo Saronic Gulf. Due to its close distance to Athens , it gets one of the most popular destinations as a summer weekend destination. The town is constructed on the slopes of a hill around a port and impresses visitors at first sight with the elegant stone mansions. The port of Hydra has a scenic location in a deep harbor, with whitewashed houses rising on the hills on both sides from an azure blue sea. An enlightened policy of development has meant that there are absolutely zero high-rise houses, cars, or motor-bikes. The only internal combustion vehicles on the island are the few city-owned trucks and a fire truck and while the main port boulevard is packed full of tourists in season, only a few minutes away are quiet back alleys with nary a soul, and many of those visitors are day trippers, leaving the town relatively peaceful by night.
Hydra Island is definitely one of the best places to visit among the Saronic islands, whether you prefer to be in the spotlight of happenings or you are into relaxing and just getting closer to nature. Hydra offers quite a few attractions such as wonderful beaches, natural attractions, sightseeing spots, picturesque settlements, scenic pathways and quality island life with a great number of entertainment options.