Hydra Yacht Charters
Explore island Hydra on your luxury yacht charter in Greece
With its mountainous and desert-like terrain, the narrow island of Hydra is truly unique amongst the rest of the Saronic archipelago an a popular stop for yacht charters in the Saronic Islands.
Boasting a vibe that is both sophisticated and serene, Hydra’s central town revolves around the island’s main harbor; the source of cobblestone streets winding their way up the island’s steep, rocky hillsides and jagged coast. The highest point on the island, Mount Eros, overlooks Hydra’s Venetian-style, 18th-century architecture, as well as its stately port, lined with boutique shops, quaint hotels, and tasty cafes and tavernas.
Offering yacht charter guests a snapshot of the past, the island’s few pebbled beaches can be reached by a restored 19th-century walking bridge. At the heart of its charm, Hydra is a local fishing village. It is a national historic monument, a repeated backdrop for novels and movies, as well as a desired haunt for both foreign and Greek artists and intellectuals.
Reserve your very own private charter yacht today, and take a step back in time on the picturesque island of Hydra.
Things to Do and See on Hydra
Lazaros Koundouriotis Historical Mansion: Reigning high over the Saronic Gulf, the Lazaros Koundouriotis Historical Mansion – once the home of Lazaros Koundouriotis, a shipowner who played a significant role in the Greek War of Independence – is the island’s main cultural attraction. An idyllic example of late 18th-century architecture, today, this stately “arhontiko,”Greek for “stone mansion,” is fitted with the original furnishings, folk costumes, local handicrafts and a painting exhibition of the time period in which it was built.
Monastery of Agia Efpraxia: Founded in 1825, this picturesque monastery is one of the most interesting places in Hydra; today serving as the home of nine nuns, who also work as embroidery artists, and four monks. Hidden amongst verdant forests at the top of a hill, the Monastery of Agia Efpraxia is known for its magical views and historic complexity. Further securing its clouded past is the fact that this monastery was once a jail for imprisoned Greek heroes.
Spilia: Though it’s not actually a beach, Spilia, a large cove of paved swimming rocks, is often considered the closest public beach area to Hydra Town, the island’s central village. The Greek word for “cave,” Spilia is recognized for its translucent waters and immaculate sunset views. Its three eateries – the Spilia Cafe, Sunset Restaurant and Ydronetta Bar – are the perfect place for an island cocktail after a day of bathing in the refreshing Saronic Gulf.
Limioniza: Accessible only by boat, donkey or a two-mile hike by foot, Limioniza is often considered the most beautiful beach on the island of Hydra. Characterized by shimmering pebbles and the crystal clear, turquoise waters of the Saronic Gulf, this secluded beach gives travelers a unique opportunity to explore Hydra’s distinguishable landscape, while relaxing under Greece’s warm, revitalizing sun.