Hydra is one of “777 Greek islands” and is truly the gem of the Saronic Gulf. It stands alone among Greek islands as the one free of wheeled vehicles. It offers tiny cobbled lanes, cozy cafes and tavernas, warm inlanders, donkeys as transport means and the sea. When you set your foot on Hydra you’ll find yourself in another world - simplified, quiet and friendly.
Hydra offers visitors an opportunity to experience the island's old way of life in the modern ambience with traditional captains' mansions converted into hotels and guest-houses.
Hydra Town has everything a visitor could ask for: elegant mansions, smart boutiques and galleries, gift shops selling art objects, paintings, hand-made jewellery and fabrics, fine restaurants, surrounded by blooming gardens, tavernas, offering a day’s catch and barrel wine, cozy street cafes and ouzo bars grilling octopuses over coals. Everything is within a short walking distance due to the town’s small size. Hydra with the captains' mansions converted into hotels and guest-houses, offers visitors an opportunity to experience the island's old way of life in a modern ambience.