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Hydra, the lordly island of senses

13 Hours
  • Mini Van of 9 seats, full air-conditioned
  • 08:00 am from Monastiraki square, Ermou 80 str. / Pick up is available by arrangement if you live in the center of Athens
  • Day tour, out of town, local experience, museums & culture, youth & family, nature & landscapes / Youth & Family / Greek islands
  • English
  • Light
  • I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the archaeological sites or museums. But you are going to have any detailed information you need, before your entrance in an archaeological site. Also, you will get for free a small Book guide for the site.
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Overview

Avoid a long ferry ride from Piraeus and take the scenic route to Hydra instead on this intimate door-to-door tour that includes a stop to photograph the Corinth Canal. You’ll pay for your own boat tickets, any entrance fees, and lunch, and enjoy free time to explore the island’s winding alleys, rugged landscapes, and secret beaches.

 

Spend the day touring Hydra, once home to Leonard Cohen

Admire the Corinth Canal, a marvel of 19th-century engineering

Numbers are capped at just eight travelers for a more intimate experience

Stress-free round-trip transfers direct from your Athens hotel

Why this experience?

Hydra is the island that invites you to stop time and relax.Beautiful cobbled streets next to the endless blue, paths for demanding walks and traditional settlements of natural beauty.

It is one of the most attractive islands you will ever visit. From the very first minutes you walk in its alleys you feel like you are in another era.

The city of Hydra is one of the most beautiful you will find and is full of traditional houses, of the 17th and 18th century with tiled roofs, dark blue doors and windows.

Donkeys and horses are, along with sea taxis, the only means of transport on the island, since wheeled vehicles are prohibited on the island. Everything in this place is transported by hand, mules or carts.

Many movies have been shot here.The windmill of Sophia Loren is also mentioned here, from the characteristic scene of the movie “Boy on the Dolphin”. Many painters and artists have chosen to live here, one of them Leonard Cohen, who bought a house in Hydra in 1960, an initiative which, he said, proved to be the smartest of his life, as the island gave him confidence,calm and inspiration.

Once, in one of his travels, the American writer Henry Miller wrote about the island: “There are only two colors, blue and white, and white is freshly whitewashed every day.Aesthetically it is perfect, the very epitome of impeccable anarchy that it replaces, because it includes and transcends all the standard settings of the imagination.Hydra is a pause in the score of the creation of an excellent calligrapher “.

It is not possible to visit Greece without seeing even one of its islands.

Highlights

  • Hydra island
  • Corinth Canal
  • Landscapes of Peloponnese

Itinerary

3 hours • Admission Ticket FreeActivity
Corinth Canal
we will see and take photos of corinth canal One of the most important projects of modern Greece, which played a catalytic role for the Mediterranean trade, the canal of the Isthmus of Corinth, has constituted an inspiration for centuries and was completed … 25 centuries after the conception of its idea. The “Afneios Corinth” since the ancient times was one of the most important cities of the then known world, but also of modern Greece. Its geographical position has highlighted it to a great Navy, Commerce and Cultural Centre.
15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
Metochi
Metochi is a small port opposite to Hydra, We will get the boat for Hydra island (tickets including)
30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
Hydra
Swimming and Lunch in Island of Hydra. Hydra is the island that invites you to stop time and relax. Beautiful cobbled streets next to the endless blue, paths for demanding walks and traditional settlements of natural beauty. Donkeys & horses are, along with sea taxis, the only means of transport on the island, since wheeled vehicles are prohibited on the island. On the island of Hydra we will have at our disposal a little more than five hours to walk the narrow streets of the city and admire the traditional buildings, enter museum, walk on paths outside the city, to hidden beach.
4 hours • Admission Ticket Free
Athens
Driving back to Athens from coat road on our way we will see Galatas Poros
Included
Transfer,
Hotel pick up
Water & Sodas
Ticket for the boat
Towels for the beach
Excluded:
Any extra consumptions
Lunch

Includes/Excludes

The Cost Includes

  • • Transportation (I will be your guide and your driver, we will drive from Athens with a minivan of 9 seats, full air conditioned)
  • • Hotel pick up (if you stay at the central Athens)
  • • Water, sodas

The Cost Excludes

  • • Ticket for the archaeological site of Sounio (5€/winter time - 10€/summer time)
  • • Lunch
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  • Professional Local Guide
  • Mini Van of 9 seats, full air-conditioned
  • 08:00 am from Monastiraki square, Ermou 80 str. / Pick up is available by arrangement if you live in the center of Athens
  • Day tour, out of town, local experience, museums & culture, youth & family, nature & landscapes / Youth & Family / Greek islands
  • English
  • Light
  • I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the archaeological sites or museums. But you are going to have any detailed information you need, before your entrance in an archaeological site. Also, you will get for free a small Book guide for the site.
  • 1-8