Breathtaking Hydra is one of the only Greek islands that is free of wheeled vehicles. No cars. No scooters. Just tiny marble-cobbled lanes, donkeys, rocks and sea. Artists (Brice Marden, Nikos Chatzikyriakos-Ghikas, Panayiotis Tetsis), musicians (Leonard Cohen), actors and celebrities (Melina Mercouri, Sophia Loren) have all been drawn to Hydra over the years. In addition to the island’s exquisitely preserved stone architecture, divine rural paths and clear, deep waters, you can find a good cappuccino along the harbour, which is great for people-watching.
These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Hydra.
Whether it’s a guided tour of a historic landmark, private tasting of local delicacies, or an off-road adventure — explore the best experiences in Hydra.