Overview of Hydra
The beautiful island of Hydra is just 37 miles from the capital of Greece, Athens. It’s recognised for its style and charm, making it a perfect holiday destination. There are no motor vehicles or even bicycles on Hydra, and when you land, your luggage is transported to your villa by donkey. It’s perfect for those looking for a peaceful and authentic holiday.
The Greek Island of Hydra
The Greek island became a hangout for artists in the latter half of the 19th-century and still retains its attractions today. Visit the picture-postcard harbour or explore the rugged shoreline before enjoying the upscale boutiques, quaint restaurants and sophisticated cocktail bars dotted along the picturesque alleys of the beautiful waterfront area.
For those with interest in yachts, Hydra attracts enthusiasts each year and has become a popular destination for yachting. The Greek island has a famous, international yacht club – Kamini Yacht Club, which we recommend visiting. You can expect to see the waterfront area, particularly at the Kamini Port, to be lined with yachts and sailing boats.
Although Hydra is small in size, there are still plenty of things to do and see during your visit. Now a Maritime Academy, the building was once home to the Tsamadou family, the mansion was donated to support the academy.
Another mansion that has been donated was owned by the Kountouriotis family, which was home to traditional 18th-century furniture. The mansion was given to the Historic-Ethnological Institute of Greece, an extension of the National Museum of History.
Villa Retreats has one stunning, luxury villa in Hydra available for rent. It’s a popular luxury villa rental, so we advise to be quick when booking, particularly during the high season. However, this is a charming holiday home on a delightful island surrounding by the beautiful Mediterranean waters.
We also offer a wide range of luxury Greek island villas in other Greek islands destinations Crete.
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