Day Trip to Hydra Island, Greece

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Day Trip to Hydra Greece

Day Trip to Hydra Island, Greece - this beautiful Greek island is nestled in the Aegean Sea. There are no cars - the only modes of transportation are walking, bicycles and donkeys! This is one of the most beautiful towns in Greece. A MUST on your trip! 

Day Trip to Hydra Island, Greece - this beautiful Greek island is nestled in the Aegean Sea. There are no cars - the only modes of transportation are walking, bicycles and donkeys! This is one of the most beautiful towns in Greece. A MUST on your trip! #greece #travel #eurpoe #hydra

Our day trip to Hydra Island was a highlight of my trip to Greece. I LOVED this little fishing town. My only regret was that we didn't have more time to explore the island. Our trip over to Hydra was delayed a few hours by weather.

Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. It gained fame from the 1957 movie Boy on a Dolphin starring Sophia Loren. Leonard Cohen also owned a home on Hydra.

One really interesting fact about Hydra is there are no cars allowed! The only way to get around is by bike or donkey! Keep reading to see why I fell in love with this beautiful port city.


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Speed boat in port of Hydra Greece
We took this high-speed boat from Poros to Hydra Island.

Hydra Greece
You are surrounded by beauty from the moment you step off the boat!

Hydra Greece
We took a quick walking tour with our tour group before having some free time to explore the island on our own.

No cars are allowed in Hydra - the only modes of transportation are bikes and donkeys
Cars are not allowed on Hydra Island. 
You have to use bikes or donkeys!

No cars are allowed in Hydra - the only modes of transportation are bikes and donkeys
If you are staying overnight on the island, you can hire a donkey to carry your luggage to the hotel.
They are the taxis of the island!

No cars are allowed in Hydra - the only modes of transportation are bikes and donkeys


Rafalias Pharmacy is one of the most famous pharmacies in the world - Hydra Greece
Rafalias Pharmacy is one of the most famous pharmacies in the world.
It was started in 1890 by the Rafalias family. 
They make their own cosmetics, soaps, and lotions.
The owner is a little grumpy and didn't want us to come inside. LOL!

Hydra Greece
I love looking down alleyways - you never know what you will see

Clock Tower Hydra Greece
The landmark Clock Tower in Hydra.

cafe in front of the clock tower Hydra Greece
We had lunch at this little cafe in front of the clock tower.

Greek Chicken Soup - Hydra Greece
The special was Chicken Soup.

Greek Lunch - Hydra Greece
We also got some grilled cheese, fried feta, meatballs and an order of pasta.
After lunch, it was time to walk to the other side of the island.

Port of Hydra Greece
We had PERFECT weather!

Port of Hydra Greece

Port of Hydra Greece
I LOVED all the boats in the harbor.

Port of Hydra Greece

Port of Hydra Greece

Port of Hydra Greece
I LOVE this photo. I have it hanging in our den.

Port of Hydra Greece

Port of Hydra Greece

Port of Hydra Greece


Port of Hydra Greece
This is the view of the side of the island we came in on the boat.

Port of Hydra Greece
Look at these rock cliffs!
There was a little resort in this area of the island. 
I bet it is crowded in the summer.

Port of Hydra Greece
The water was SO blue!

Port of Hydra Greece

Port of Hydra Greece
I could have taken pictures of this little fishing village for days!
So picturesque!

Port of Hydra Greece
Here is a row of restaurants on the island. I bet these are hopping at night!

Ice cream shop Port of Hydra Greece
We stopped in for some ice cream before boarding the boat back to Poros.

Ice cream shop Port of Hydra Greece
The ice cream shop is right next to the boat dock.
Perfect!

Port of Hydra Greece
Everything closes down when the last boat leaves the island.
You don't want to miss the boat! You can't get off the island until the next day.



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