Upper class sophistication, some serious art collections and the very blissfulness of doing nothing at all, paint the picture-perfect of Hydra. One of the most cosmopolitan islands, Hydra is a favorite destination of the Athenians, just two hours away from the capital.
Brim with exquisite lodgings, Hydra is the perfect place to stay overnight. Don’t expect much action on this island. Instead, what awaits you is the incomparable bliss of doing nothing at all. This is a destination for the lovers and those who want to experience the easygoing feeling of the Greek summer.
A favorite amongst many celebrities, it is here you will hear endless stories about Leonard Cohen who made it his favorite destination (there is even a street named after him on the island), Sophia Lauren called it her second home, and Henry Miller wrote here extensively. And if you happen to be a cat lover, well, this will be your pilgrimage. Just have your camera ready as the stunning scenery unfolds before you and don’t forget to check out the pharmacy from the 1890s, one of the island’s most instagrammable points.
Hydra has no sandy beaches but the rocky landscape is certain to thrill you with rocky platforms where you can practice your diving. Alternatively you can stay on board and enjoy your sun drenching session while admiring hydra from afar.
Relax. You can relax in Hydra in a way that you have never relaxed before. The island is basically a time capsule back to a very simple life, one that has no place for stress, anxiety and cars. Yes, there are absolutely no cars in Hydra. Only donkeys! Just stroll around the elegant alleys, have a traditional coffee in one of the scenic coffee houses and trust the local lifestyle to work on you in no time.