Where to swim

    The island of Hydra has only a very few sandy beaches. Most of the places for swim are small bays and coves with pebbles or rocks. All Hydra beaches have crystalline waters. Mandraki (MIRAMARE) This is one of the few true beaches of Hydra. It is a pebble organised beach[…]

  • Places of interest

    Lazaros Kountouriotis Mansion The mansion of Lazaros Kountouriotis was built in the late 18th century. It is an exceptional architectural example of the transition from post- byzantine tradition to neo-classicism. Lazaros Kountouriotis was one of the notables of the island during the years of the Greek Revolution. In the upper[…]

  • The name of island

    The modern name comes from the ancient name of the island ,which was Hydrea meaning a place rich in water,although modern Hydra has a lack of water resoures.