Getting to Hydra
Where is Hydra? The tiny island of Idra or Hydra is located in the far south of the Saronic Gulf off the Peloponnese coast to the south of the Greek capital of Athens and the Saronic island of Aegina.
Although Hydra is too small for an airport, daily ferries sail from Piraeus and to neighbouring islands of Spetses and Porosso it enjoys good ferry connections with the mainland and would make a good base for holidaymakers planning to tour the cultural sites of Athens.
With no traffic on Hydra you won't need a car. All transport is on foot or water taxi - not even bicycles are allowed and strict building regulations protect the island's unique architecture.
The interior is mountainous and virtually unihabited so holidays are normally restricted to the coastal resorts where most of the holiday accommodation is found.
With no traffic this is good walking country with several mule trails crossing the island but mountain trails are steep and often overgrown.
Updated for 2016