Hydra is without doubt, the most cosmopolitan island of the Saronic island chain and stands out for its classy beauty!
On Hydra island, there are no cars! Everyone uses their foot, boats or donkeys to get around the island. The car ban, along with the elegant stone mansions of the island, create a charming atmosphere and make the island one of the most serene destinations near Athens.
Spilia, Mandraki and Vlichos are some of the top beaches across the island.
You can mix gastronomic pleasure with breathtaking views of the sunset on one of the many restaurants around the island.
The island experienced exceptional economic growth in the past thanks to its great naval and commercial activity. The Hydriots contributed significantly also to the 1821 War of Independence as their powerful fleet participated in crucial sea battles. It is rather impressive the fact that such a tiny island is the birthplace of five Greek Prime Ministers!