Discover Hydra
The International Centre of Artistic Creation

Named after the abundant waters that flowed from the many springs of the island, Hydra or Hydrea was inhabited since the After Neolithic Era (3000-2600 B.C.). The island has played a significant role in the maritime history of Greece by commanding the most powerful fleet in the Aegean during the Revolution of 1821.

Hydra was also recognized as the International Centre of Artistic Creation with many artists inspired by its unique landscape. Nowadays Hydra continuous to be a gem of the Saronic Gulf, a paradisiacal hideaway and yachting paradise.

A bohemian island with a story to tell. Its central location makes it the perfect base for island hopping between other islands of the Saronic Gulf such as Poros and Spetses as well as other spectacular destinations such as Hermioni, Porto Heli and Nafplion. It is a heavenly destination blessed with historic grace and abundant natural beauty with many sites and attractions worth exploring.

Sights & Attractions

  • The Bastions (cannons)
  • Historical Archives Museum
  • Merchant Marine Academy
  • Melina Merkouri Auditorium
  • Ecclesiastical Museum
  • Monastery of Agia Efpraxia
  • Monastery of Prophet Ilias
  • Dokos island
  • DESTE Foundation Project Space
  • Church of the Assumption
  • Koundouriotis Mansion
  • Monastery of Agia Triada
  • Monastery of Agia Matrona
  • Monastery of Agios Nikolaos
  • Monastery of Zourvas