The Island Hydra ( belongs to the Saronic Islands) with 3000 habitants is car free. The transportation of people is being made only by donkeys. The Island is located 76 km south of the port of Piraeus There are regular ferry and water taxi - connections from Piraeus, Peloponnese and Poros to the car free Island of Hydra. The town of Hydra island is built amphitheatrically around the port.
The port of the glamorous Island with its unique architecture looks like an art-paint and is an exemplar of architectonics and aesthetics. Bars, shops and restaurants circle the old picturesque harbour.
Today, the port of Hydra is filled with yachts and cruisers.
The island's strictly preserved architecture, spectacular views and clear blue waters have inspired countless writers, artists and film-makers.
A stroll through the town's picturesque cobble stone streets, will convince you of its uniqueness. The connection to the rocky beaches is being done from the sea with water taxis or private boats.
Hydra was transformed into a cultural center that attracts more and more famous Greek and foreign artists.
The Cathedral of Hydra accommodates the Town Hall and the Ecclesiastic museum.
To the east side of the town of Hydra is located the School of Arts. It is housed to the Manor of Tompazi, since 1936. The painter Periklis Vizantios (1893 - 1971), with the ex-manager of the School of Art, in 1936, created the today's School of Art that is housed to the Manor of Admiral Tompazi.
Hydra is famous for its THEATRE & ARTS CENTRE called "HYDRAMA" and its cosmopolitan night life.
Hydrama Theatre is a member of The International Theatre/Drama in Education (IDEA) and The Hellenic Theatre and Drama in Education Network (Tenet-gr)
Hydrama hosts international dance and theatre productions, courses, workshops and seminars. Its location offers a unique opportunity to train and perform in a Greek theatre and experience Greek drama and culture in a beautiful and inspiring setting which echoes theatre’s origins.
Hotel to get there:
Metochi ( East Peloponnese) is a Village with a port opposite from Hydra, where there is a free public parking to leave your car and then come across to Hydra with the ferry or water-taxi (daily departures). Or from Piraeus.
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