One-day trip to Hydra, Greece
Less than two hours from Piraeus, the island of Hydra is an ideal day-trip destination. Completely traffic-free (no cars or scooters allowed), the port town is positively charming, thanks to the magnificent 18th century mansions lining the steep streets tha rise up from the harbor’s edge. The stunning beaches are tranquil, laid-back locations and the island is full of history and cultural charm.
With your reservation we donate 5% of our income to reforestation or beach cleaning, you choose it
What does it include?
- Professional English or French speaking tour leader.
- Round trip transfer from your hotel to the harbor and back.
- Round trip ferry ride on high-speed hydrofoil in assigned seats.
- Scenic horse ride around the island.
- Water taxi round trip from the center of the island to a secluded beach and back.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off, taxes, tolls, gas, 24/7 on the ground support.
- Beach towels.
- Package for 1-2 people: 710 €
- Package for 3 people: 831 €
- Package for 4 people: 992 €
- Package for 5 people: 1160 €
- Package for 6 people: 1302 €
It is possible to book for bigger groups.
At the port of Piraeus, you’ll board the Flying Dolphin for a quick and comfortable hydrofoil ride to the harbor town of Hydra. Once you reach the island you’ll be amazed by the local landscape.
Then it’s time to saddle up a for a family-friendly ride through the town’s different neighborhoods, because the best way to explore Hydra is on the back of the horse, the island’s traditional means of transportations.
After your ride through town, you’ll return to the harbor to board one of the island’s famed water taxis, the easiest and the most exciting way to reach the island’s best beaches. Foremost among these is Plakes Beach, equipped with sun-loungers and umbrellas, where you’ll be heading for hours of fun in the sun and the crystal-blue sea, as well as a delicious lunch at the seafront taverna right at the water’s edge.
Following lunch, it’s back to Hydra Town for a second trip, this time on foot, down the maze-like side streets and by-ways where you’ll spot artists’ workshop, stylish boutiques and a number of well-preserved historic residences, some of which, once owned by important figures in Greece’s 19th-century struggle for independence, are now museums. Hydra has evolved to a cultural hub, where innovative exhibits, hip happenings and events with international appeal attract famous visitors from all over the world each summer.
You stroll will end at a family-run pastry shop that’s famous for the local sweet (made from almonds) know as ‘amygdalota’, and its rich and delicious homemade ice cream. As you finish your treat in the shaded veranda of the pastry shop, you’ll be ready to leave the island with more than just a sweet taste on your lips. You’ll have the long-lasting memory of a special day spent on this little gem of an island.