Getting to Hydra Island Greece
Most people fly into Athens International Airport.
A taxi takes up to four people and costs approximately 35 euros. The journey takes anything from 30 mins to 1 hour depending on traffic and the time of day. There might be a queue but it moves quickly. Ask to be put down at Piraeus to go to Hydra.
The E96 Express Airport Bus takes about 60 to 90 minutes and costs 3.20 euros per person. Buses go at least every 20 minutes all day and night. You get off at the terminus at Piraeus where the bus stops before turning round to do the return trip back to the airport.
At Piraeus you will get a Flying Dolphin or Catamaran. For your convenience you may book your tickets through www.hellenicseaways.gr/index.php/en/.
Also you may come to Hydra by car.
In approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes following the Attica Road, the National Road Athens-Corinth and then the road to Epidaurus – Galata and finally to Metochi. From Metochi you can take a boat to travel for approximately 15 minutes to Hydra Island.
About Hydra Island Greece
Hydra Island Greece, a beautiful gem of a Greek island – one of the few islands left untouched by modern day advances. Because of its’ status as a National Monument, today you’ll find the island very much as it was in the 1750’s – a real step back in time to this wonderfully preserved island.
The Greek island of Hydra is one of the Saronic Gulf islands of Greece and offers unique architecture, much of it preserved from the 17th and 18th centuries, picturesque cobbled streets and beautiful mountains many covered with pine trees surround the main harbour town, which is also called Hydra.
All motorised vehicles are banned on the island so you won’t have your tranquillity interrupted or polluted by cars and mopeds. (There are two municipal trucks that you might see occasionally, but that’s all.) Instead you will walk or take a boat to your destination and back. Alternatively you could take a donkey ride, which is the only on-land transportation. However most people prefer to walk and we recommend you bring sensible walking shoes with you!
Being such a picturesque island, Hydra has the well deserved reputation for being a magnet to the creative souls. It is a paradise of inspiration to photographers, artists and writers with every corner seeming to present a creative opportunity. It’s will be no surprise to you therefore to find lots of galleries, workshops and exhibitions to visit during your stay on the island. We also have a number of museums on the island that are well worth a visit if you’re interested in the history and splendour of our past. The Kountouriotis Mansion, a recently restored mansion which is maintained in the style of it’s original builders, is definitely worth a visit.
Hydra is a very cosmopolitan island, host to visitors from all over the world who return time and again. You’ll find a range of shops, tavernas, bars and cafes as well as some fantastic pebble beaches with clear tempting water to swim in.
For more information about what to expect from Hydra, please don’t hesitate to contact us.