Hydra island located between the Argolic and the Saronic gulf in the West Aegean Sea. This island is considered as one of the most popular destinations for sailing nearby Athens and it is highly suggested not to miss to stop here.
Draught max: 6.50 meters
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Hydra island is mountainous with infertile landscape with bare and rocky hillsides.
The capital and the main port of the island is also called Hydra which is built amphitheatrically around the port. The town is dominated with its traditional white houses and narrow alleys. The port is at north coast of island, and very safe shelter. This small port of Hydra is almost always full of small and bigger yachts during summertime.
One another important note for Hydra Island is that cars and motorbikes are not allowed in the island. People use taxi boats and donkeys which represents a different lifestyle for the island.
The villages of Kaminia and Vlichos offer privacy, country life, seafood, nice beaches and privacy.
Nnightlife of the islands offers variaties for all tastes. There are tens of cafes, small bars, good restaurants & tavernas as well as “after” night clubs. as well as providing a wide range of commercial shops.
Hydra island consists of clean sandy beaches and coves. Island is famous for the rocky coastlines and crystal - clear blue waters. The island's well-known beaches are Spilia, Hydronetta, Kamini & small Kamini, Vliho, Palamidas, Molos, Kaoumithi, Bisti, Saint George, Saint Nikolaos, Klimaki, Limnioniza and Mandraki.
Contrary to general prevailing wind in Aegean Sea, the prvaling wind at Hydra Island is SE at about
2-4 Bft. The climate is the typical Mediterranean: dry, sunny and hot summers and mild winters with little rainfalls. During summer, the temperatures are sometimes quite high but the constant breeze blowing in the area makes the atmosphere more enjoyable.
Hydra harbour is very crowded during summer. It is very possible to find out the yachts to be berthed second and even third row from the quay. Anchoring into harbour is an another alternative. Yachts can moor to the town quay or to the N mole (when available). NOTE: In case of N-NW strong winds, the only safe shelter for yachts is on the N mole.
Anchorages in Hydra island: Vlihos, Ormos Molos, Petassi, Bisti, Saint Nikolaos.
One can enjoy various watersports and activities in Hydra island. There is a diving centre in Bisti bay where they offer courses and training and practise scuba diving. The island is also offers many alternative routes for hiking and trekking
There are several choices so as to rent a bike or a DONKEY mostly around the capital where vehicles are banned. Sea taxis (small boats) are available for short/ daily excursions as well.
Limín Ídhras Idra 180 40
VHF channel 12
Tel. Port Authority: +30 22980 52279
Fax Port Authority: +30 22980 53912
Medical Center: +30 22980 52420
Maps: British Admiralty Chart 180