Hydra or Ydra is only 37 nautical miles between Athens and the Saronic Gulf Argolid and has something of an artistic pedigree as well as being a favorite destination for Athenians weekend.
Hydra has been declared “eedra”, “discovered” in the late 1950s by artists such as the beat poet and singer Leonard Cohen and cafes port has entertained celebrities of the author Henry Miller to rocker Mick Jagger. Hydra day still attracts artists and writers, even if the island is much more heavily dependent on tourism.
Hydra is a long, thin island with a rocky hill and the interior is almost uninhabited, except for the odd farm and some remote monasteries. A beautiful building houses the eighteenth remind us that the Hydra was once home to the rich merchants and shipbuilders.
Donkeys and boats are the only means of transport such as cars and bicycles are prohibited. strict construction laws protecting traditional knowledge of the island architectural style and retains its serene beauty. Hydra can be no beaches and forests important so much lost to fires, but he exudes the charm and wealthy Athenians now constitute a large part of his regular customers.
Holidays in Greece Hydra architecture is unique among the Greek islands. In 18th and 19th centuries, the island was a base for a large merchant fleet. Wealthy merchants and ship owners built beautiful mansions on the Venetian island.
Holiday guide to Hydra Many houses on the Island of Hydra in Greece have been faithfully restored. Most houses are built of gray stone Hydra, with tall narrow doors and window shutters stained.
Hydra rental are few sandy beaches of Hydra and tend to be crowded. The rest are pebble beaches and rock. The main bathing areas in Hydra Town are around the rocky coast.
Hydra Vacation Guide is a weekend getaway for wealthy Greek mainland a draw for foreign visitors, but if you are looking for a quiet retreat, this could be the whole island for you.