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hydraHydra is the southernmost island of the Saronic Gulf with a surface of 50 square kilometres and a rocky coastline of 56 km. Thr distance from Piraeus is about is 36 miles and has daily ferries and hydrofoil services .Hydra also is connected by boats to the nearby Peloponnese towns like Porto Heli Nafplio and Ermioni.

Hydra is a rocky island of Greece with its highest peak being 593mt high. Hydra use to be famous for the island's cosmopolitan atmosphere during the 60's and the 70's when use to be the beloved summer resort of the aristocracy of Athenian and many Greek tycoons like Niarchos and Livanos. Hydra has a long naval tradition that begun from the Byzantine times and reached its highest peak during the 17th and 18th centuries, when Hydra's inhabitants developed a large fleet of commercial ships ( Galleons ,Schooners ,Frigates ) in the Aegean and further on to the Mediterranean.

With that large fleet the people of Hydra served the Greek Revolution of 1821with great Captains like Koundouriotis, Tombazis, Kriezis and many others. Today on the island, you can see the mansions of those heroic captains and ship owners that helped Greece on its independence together with the neigbouring island of Spetses.

On the island there are many picturesque areas where you can swim. Places worth a visit are Molos ,Kaminia and Vlyhos. A much unusual but very interesting point of Hydra isthe ban of all motorized vehicles. You can travel its winding streets and steps on foot or, for the romantic ones, by donkey.

Useful telephone numbers:

City Hall 22982 52210
Port Police 22982 52279
Tourist Police 22982 53360
Health Centre 22982 52420
Hospital 22982 53150/1

Hotels in Hydra

aris hotel hydraHotel Aris located at the heart of Hydra, the jewel of the Saronic Gulf, and is just 300 meters from the port of Hydra.
It is an imposing mansion from stone, built in 1992, a characteristic example of the architecture of Hydra.
Aris Hotel combines the modern classic style with comfort and high quality services with family hospitality that makes it an ideal destination for an unforgettable holiday in the Greek island of Hydra.
All rooms of the hotel are equipped with all modern amenities that ensure a pleasant stay in Hydra. The dining room with old antiques, where visitors can enjoy a real homemade breakfast made out of pure ingredients and care, or simply relax drinking your coffee.
Our visitors can admire the panoramic view of Hydra from the roof of the hotel and enjoy the sunset with a drink.

amaryllis hydra hotelAmaryllis hotel is located in the beautiful island of Hydra is a small family hotel, offering traditional hospitality and comfort.
Situated near the port of Hydra (just 70 meters away) and close to restaurants, cafes, shops and beaches.
All rooms are equipped with all necessary amenities to ensure a pleasant vacation in the island. Our guests can prepare breakfast in the kitchen, located on the roof of the building, while enjoying the sun and beautiful views.
The Hydra is a cosmopolitan island with many small beaches with pebbles, offering a wide selection to choose from restaurants, shops and galleries and many interesting things to see and do.

leto hotel hydraLeto Hotel. The hotel is located in Rafalia in Hydra and not far ( about 200 meters) from the beautiful harbor of the island. Recently renovated Leto hotel offers comfortable and relaxing vacation stay in Hydra. Each of the 23 rooms of the hotel has its own style with different decor and design.
All rooms of Leto cared with beautiful furnishings, light and spacious. The hotel offers fitness room, sauna and Jacuzzi. In the living room you can relax and enjoy a drink in the hotel's garden.
The complex has a well air-conditioned conference room for forty people.
The hotel offers Garden, Terrace, Rooms and Facilities for Disabled, Gay Friendly, Bar, Safety Deposit Box, Soundproofed rooms, air conditioning, Shops in the Hotel.

hydra hotelHydra hotel offers eight rooms with excellent views of the island of Hydra, you can enjoy panoramic views of the beautiful city and the port of Hydra from this elegant hotel. Your stay in Hydra will remain unforgettable staying at this hotel that is located in a quiet location ideal for relaxing holidays.
The rooms are beautifully furnished and feature all modern amenities that will satisfy our visitors. Decorated with taste and elegance, the rooms of Hydra hotel , each one with a spacious lounge and separate bathroom,  offers the suitable accommodation in the beautiful and historic island of the Saronic Gulf. All apartments have air conditioning and there is wireless Internet access.
The hotel has rooms for non-smoking guests, store for your luggage, family rooms, patio, air conditioning and heating.

hydra hotels

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