HYDRA ISLAND ESCAPE
May 30 – June 2 after Sacred Sites tour May 19-30
October 12 – 15 before Sacred Sites tour October 15-26
Hydra is one of Greece’s most popular islands for many reasons. For one, it is very near Athens, only a two hour sea transfer. For two, it is car-free, not even any motorcycles, which means serenity prevails. For three, it is an artists island, a place where talent gravitates as reflected in the beautiful architectural landscape. The fact that artists abound means fine shopping whether for original clothes, jewelry, or artwork all crafted in distinct Greek tones.
Activities on Hydra
Swimming at four different beaches where the water is very blue and very pristine
Hiking various trails including up to Prophet Ilias Monastery where the guerrilla leader Kolokotronis was held in a cell that still commemorates his presence there.
Visiting museums, including the Deste Foundation’s Slaughterhouse art gallery, the Historical Museum with a focus on Hydra’s naval history and the elegant 18th century Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion.
Horseback riding tours to the monastery or a beach
Strolling one of Greece’s most gorgeous island towns, walking the labyrinth streets, getting lost and not caring because it’s always easy to head for the sea
On day 4 you return to Piraeus port.
760 euros per person based on double occupancy for 2-4 persons
720 euros for single person
3 nights accommodations: in 4 star hotel on Hydra, upscale hotel with swimming pool in beautiful, romantic, restored old mansion.
Luggage transfers: Between Hydra port and Hydra hotel.
2 sea transfers: Piraeus to Hydra on Day 1 and Hydra to Piraeus on Day 4
Transfers between airport and Piraeus port
- All meals except breakfasts
- Port & airport transfers
- Activities on Hydra
- Travel Insurance
Serene Life on Car-Free Hydra Island, Greece
Libyan Sea Coast Hiking