Location of Hydra
The island of Hydra about 90 minutes by fast boat from the port of Athens (Piraeus), a distance of approximately 40 miles . It is considered one of the prettiest ports of Greece and so close to Athens allowing for a visit either as a day trip or an extended holiday.
The picturesque port of Hydra is known for its exquisite architecture and spectacular neoclassical stone mansions overlooking the port. The island shipping merchants built these spectacular the mansions which still stand today and give the island its unique feel. Hydra does not allow any vehicles and this makes, even the busiest days of the island, feel serene and relaxed.
A notable aspect of the island is the great appeal it has had since the sixties to the vip and the jet set. Major music stars and Hollywood actors frequent the island.
All in all the island of Hydra is well worth a visit. One of the hidden gems of the Greek islands with a unique character evident throughout.