Hydra Island

Hydra is one of the most remarkable islands in the Saronic Gulf, perhaps the most attractive port and village in all of Greece. Situated in the Saronic Gulf and very close to the Greek capital, Athens, Hydra is always a favored choice as a holiday destination during the summer season.

The main town is built on the outskirts of a hill overlooking the port and amazes visitors with elegant stone mansions and beautiful colours. One of the characteristics and attractions of the island is that no cars or scooters are allowed. Getting around the island is done by donkeys, horses and water taxis, which can be found at the port. As a matter of fact, the donkeys are a representative symbol of Hydra. Here, the beaches are actually tiny coves with crystal clear water and lush green landscapes. Agios Nikolaos, Bitsi, Vlichos and Kaminia are the most stunning beaches on the island, all of them providing amazing spots under the hot Greek sun.

Our boat will stop here for 2 hours while you enjoy the beautiful city center with its shops, visit the Historical Archive Museum of HHydra, ride the donkey through the village or take a water taxi to the island’s beaches.

Bars and restaurants are located very near to the port giving you a mesmerizing view of the gulf and offering great choices of food and drinks.


Beautiful Hydra island Hydra island on a day time Hydra night time on summer

Spilia beach

Close to the harbour, Spilia is a lovely rocky area with deep shimmering turquoise water and a perfect place for diving. Due to their shape and size, the rocks on this beach can be comfortably used for tanning and relaxing.


This beach is located under the cannons and on the rocks making it very beautiful and a great location to deep dive or relax on the hot rocks.


This small beach is fantastic at night time as it offers an amazing natural light show due to minerals in the pebbles that glow when it is pitch black. Blue-green water will wait for you to take a swim into it.
All of the above-mentioned beaches are in close proximity, being accessible by foot with the port only a few minutes away.


has a small pebble beach, ideal for families with children. It is also perfect for water games, located near to a small natural port which is always full of fishing boats.

Agios Nikolaos

on the south-west part of Hydra island, being located 30min ride by boat taxis from the port and hidden inside a cove, the beach is safely protected from the weather and sea currents. Blue waters, thin pebbles, and fine sand await you here.

Vlichos beach

a small pebble beach with crystal clear waters. The beach is very quiet and can be reached within 40 minutes’ walk from the harbour or with a taxi boat.

Bisti beach

reachable in 30 min ride by taxi boat from the port is a small pebble beach fenced by tall rocks and hypnotic pine trees.
Hydra donkeys on island Hydra on a summer day Hydra on a summer night Hydra Island Taxi boats on Hydra Hydra marina