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!
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.
This tour includes pick-up from the following locations: