Private Luxury Tour Of Hydra Island!_373999

$51

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Private Luxury Tour Of Hydra Island!

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Duration
time-raw12 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Starting point
Athens
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Pickup Option
Free Pickup

On this day-long private tour, you'll get to explore Hydra Island like a local as you visit the islands best restaurants, cafes, and cocktails lounges before enjoying a scenic drive along the Peloponnese coast and a train ride to the picturesque Corinthos Station. Get ready to soak up authentic Greece in a luxurious manor!

What to expect?

Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. In the ancient times, the island was known as Hydrea, derived from the Greek word for "water", which was a reference to the springs on the island. Also, some believe it was the home of the Hydra, the horrible monster Heracles killed, thus its name.

In this tour, we will focus on the town of Hydra Island, which is the unique settlement of the island. It counts some 3000 permanent residents. Garbage trucks are the only motor vehicles on the island, as cars or motorcycles are not allowed by law. Donkeys, bicycles, and water taxis provide public transportation.

The Town of Hydra Island is amphitheatrical. Arranged within a close bay situated approximately at the middle of the northern coast of the island. Also, it is surrounded by bare rocks and steep mountains. The first impression of the visitor, as the ship reaches the port, is the image of the highly impressive Old Mansions overlooking the Town of Hydra Island.

Stone mansions surround the small bay that distinguishes for their austere style and earth colors. The highest mansion right at the port hosts the Historical Archives of Hydra, a lovely museum that organizes art exhibitions, festivals, and seminars in summer. Other such mansions survive all over the town and have turned into hotels or public buildings, such as the Koundouriotis Mansion that hosts an ethnological collection or the Tsamadou Mansion that houses the School of Merchant Marine.

What is included?

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off, Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Walking tour, Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Native English speaking drivers
  • On-board WiFi
  • Handmade candies
  • Refreshment wipes
  • Bottled water

Is this experience for me?

  • All ages welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Ideal for culture vultures, sea lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts!

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Layered clothing
  • Camera
  • Bathing suit & towel

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

Meeting point

This tour includes pick-up from the following locations:

  • Athens International Airport
  • Centre of Athens
  • Piraeus port
  • Corinth Suburban Train Station (Proastiakos)
  • Corinth
  • Loutraki
  • Nafplio
  • All Hotels, AirBnbs and Apartments from the regions listed above

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$51