Hydra Travel Guide – Best of Hydra Island: History, beaches, places to visit & more.   …At the beginning of the 19th century Hydra was a more important town than Athens and [...]

Hydra – general

GeneralAt the turn of the 19th century, when Athens was home to about 6,500 inhabitants, the population of Hydra may have exceeded 30,000—nearly five times its size. Today its residents number [...]

Hydra – history

HISTORYArchaeologists have located as many as a dozen sites dating from the Early Helladic II period (2800 to 2300 bc) mostly on headlands and promontories around the coast of the island, showing [...]

Hydra – Around the Harbour

Around the HarbourAt the northeast corner of the harbour are the fortified batteries of 1821, still furnished with some of their can non. On the upper level is the bronze statue (1892) of Andreas [...]

Hydra – Dokos

DokosFour kilometres north of the western tip of Hydra is the uninhabited island of Dokos, Ancient Aperopia. (Access only by private boat or water-taxi from Hydra.) Lacking any satisfactorily [...]