Friday, August 9, 2013

Making the most out of your Hydra holidays
Making the most out of your Hydra holidays
The gorgeous Greek island of Hydra is one of the top holidaymaker destinations in the world today. During the 1950’s and 60’s, Hydra was discovered by artists, which is the reason this vacation spot has a reputation for being an artist's haven.

One fantastic thing about Hydra is that any type of motor vehicle is prohibited. If you need to get somewhere in Hydra, you may find yourself on the back of a donkey!

Through spring, summer and fall months especially on weekends plenty of Athens locals are soaring into the island with their private speed boats and private yachts.

Hydra's modest port village is a breathtaking sight. It's tiny harbor is ringed with cafes, places to eat and shops, and followed by a village of stone houses and villas, little squares that rise up the hills like an amphitheater.

This easy accessibility makes ease of the experience -- no bus times to keep up with, no vast city to learn on a map, simply a simple walk out of your resort to wherever you need to be.

This idyllic island will talk to all of your romantic senses. It will lull you in with the straightforward life and you won't want to shift from your ringside seat to the bordering natural beauty.

Hydra is not a real beach island destination. Most of its beaches are small and consist of stones or they may be just rocks were you can go in the water. One of the few beaches with sand and in all likelihood your best option is the Mandraki beach just east of Hydra Town.

Hydra Town is the only settlement on the island; you can find most of the action is centred around the waterfront area. In summer time caiques ferry tourists to the islands seaside areas also water taxis will take and collect you, to numerous places on the coast, including Bisti and Agios Nikoloas.

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