Hydra is a strikingly beautiful island in the Argosaronic Gulf with a rich history which comes to life as your local tour leader Maria walks you back through time. Sparsely populated in 1600 you will learn about the island’s history and how, after 400 years of Turkish rule, it played a crucial role in the Revolution leading to Greek independence in 1821. By 1820 Hydra was one of the richest locales in the Mediterranean, fortunes having been amassed through shipbuilding and trade.In their passionate desire for independence many Hydriot Admirals, political figures and sailors sacrificed these fortunes for the cause.
- Monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
- Merchant Marine Academy
- Monument of N. Kolmaniatis
- Statue of A. Lignos & A. Ekonomou
- Statue of A. Miaoulis
- Square of the Five Hydriot PrIme Ministers
- Rafalias Pharmacy
- Artists square
- Mansion of P. Koudouriotis
- Sophia Loren’s windmill
- Photo opportunity sitting in the place where Leonard Cohen had his picture taken for LIFEMagazine.
- Moreover, this year, we are offering all our clients the chance to have a virtual tour of the port of Hydra by giving them a barcode/application. Our virtual guided tour will give the visitors a realistic experience as if you were actually walking through Hydra’s streets. Hydra’s virtual walking tour gives you the opportunity to visit Hydra, the noble lady, again and again!