Hydra Holidays

The entrancing island of Hydra, fondly known as Ydra or Idra, serves as a serene sanctuary in the bustling Aegean Sea. As one of the charismatic Saronic Islands of Greece, it offers a unique place where natural springs, cobbled paths, and local mules replace the humdrum of modern city life.

Historically significant and aesthetically alluring, Hydra charms visitors with its gleaming mansions, engaging museums, and enigmatic maritime culture. Rated highly by the National Geographic Traveler panel for its preservation of integrity, it stands as a timeless testament to Greece's illustrious past. A holiday escape to Hydra is a soulful voyage through Greek traditions, stunning landscapes, and culinary delights.

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Things to See and Do

Hydra's attractions are treasures hiding in plain sight, promising a unique and memorable trip. Whether you aim to step off the beaten track or relish in the abundant culture, the island has a charm that transcends epochs and enthralls your senses. Here's a pick of what's in store.

Harriet's Hydra Horses

Explore the picturesque trails with Harriet's Hydra Horses; trot alongside splendid views of mountains, monasteries, and beaches.

Museum of Hydra

Immerse yourself in Greek history at the Museum of Hydra, host to an impressive collection of manuscripts, paintings, and fascinating maritime artifacts.

Lazaros Koundouriotis Historical Mansion

Head to the captivating Lazaros Koundouriotis Historical Mansion, a lasting symbol of Greece's strive for independence. Discover Hydra's rich maritime traditions and get swept up in the island's history, architectural grandeur, and captivating culture.

Food and Drink

No trip to Hydra is complete without indulging in the island's mouthwatering local delights. Its endearing tavernas and restaurants cook up a storm, bringing the traditional Greek cuisine to life while offering modern twists that will tantalise your taste buds.

Hydra cuisine

From the hearty ladopita (olive pie) to the sweet, flaky amygdalota (almond cookies), food in Hydra is a celebration of the region's rich products and age-old recipes. Savour the island's unique dish 'Gida Vrasti', a stew made from goat's meat, before rounding off your meal with the local almonds dipped in syrup, fondly known as 'loukoumi'.

Destination Essentials

The perfect time to visit Hydra is during July when the island basks in warm Mediterranean sunshine. As the rush of crowds subsides, May offers an inexpensive option to witness the island in its full glory at a relaxed pace alongside temperate weather making it perfect for sightseeing, walking around, and visiting attractions.

From budget-friendly accommodations to luxury stays, Hydra caters to every traveller's desire, ensuring your Greek holiday is comfortable and memorable. With a strong maritime culture, mild winters, and hot summers, Hydra invites you for a splendid holiday, any time of the year.


Hydra's beaches present an idyllic setting for sun-seekers and water babies. From secluded pebbled coves to lively sun-baked stretches, there's a spot for every beach lover.

Limnioniza Beach

The tranquil Limnioniza Beach, surrounded by lush vegetation, is a slice of paradise for those seeking serenity whilst plunging into crystal-clear waters.

Bisti Beach

For a more active day, head to Bisti Beach, where you can snorkel and explore the vibrant underwater world.

Vlychos Plakes Beach

Vlychos Plakes Beach, on the other hand, is perfect for families, offering shallow waters and a variety of amenities for ultimate comfort.

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