Top things to do in Hydra Town

Top Choice Church in Hydra Town

Kimisis Tis Theotokou Cathedral

Housed in the peaceful monastery complex on the harbour, this lovely cathedral dates from the 17th century and has a Tinian-marble bell tower. Its Ecclesiastical Museum contains a collection of icons and vestments.T…
Top Choice Museum in Hydra Town

Lazaros Koundouriotis Historical Mansion

Hydra’s star cultural attraction is this handsome ochre-coloured arhontiko (stone mansion) high above the harbour. It was the home of one of the major players in the Greek independence struggle and is an exquisite e…
Top Choice Cafe in Hydra Town


Friendly Wendy and Takis and their kids, Zeus and occasionally Zara, run this daytime cafe with first-rate coffee, some of the island's most delicious breakfasts and home-cooked lunches (9am to 5pm), then morph it i…
Top Choice Greek in Hydra Town

Oraia Hydra

Oraia Hydra translates as 'Beautiful Hydra' and this small bistro lives right up to its name. You'll dine on the harbour with sailboats bobbing alongside and enjoy Greek dishes elevated by top ingredients and creati…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Hydra Town


Famed for its splendid panoramic spot near the cannons to the west of the harbour, Sunset also has fine, fresh cuisine. Tasty salads, inventive pastas and local fish are prepared with flair and a hint of elegance.
Top Choice Bar in Hydra Town


You can’t beat this gorgeous waterfront location on the swimming rocks to the far west of the harbour. Brothers Andreas and Elias provide snazzy cocktails and lunch (high season only) with a smile.
Top Choice Italian in Hydra Town

Il Casta

Dine al fresco and enjoy authentic Italian food like owner Pietro's Neapolitan grandmother used to make. Menus change daily. Reserve in high season.
Top Choice Gallery in Hydra Town

Deste Foundation

Deste Foundation hosts an annual Hydra exhibit at the small former slaughterhouse on the sea.
Cultural in Hydra Town

Miaoulia Festival

Celebration of Admiral Miaoulis and the Hydriot contribution to the War of Independence, with a spectacular boat burning (with fireworks) in Hydra harbour.
Sweets in Hydra Town


Flora’s sweet shop on inland Plateia Votsi makes galaktoboureko (custard slice), rice pudding and ice cream from local goats’ milk.