The pretty island of Hydra is just an hour or so by ferry from Piraeus, the port of Athens. Temperatures were pleasant and moderate during our October visit. We had no rain, either. The tourist crowds of summer were gone by mid-October, and this was a perfect time to visit.
The island has no motorized vehicles! No cars, no trucks, no buses. It is quiet, and the air is fresh. Mules stand ready at the port to move goods around the island. This absence of vehicles make Hydra a special place.
|Sunset behind Hydra town, Greece|
There are walking trails along the coast on either side of the town. More vigorous hikes take you up into the higher parts of town and beyond. Be prepared to climb up and down in Hydra, on cobblestone steps and sidewalks or gravel hiking trails.
|Hydra, Greece - no cars allowed|
|Hydra, Greece - hike along the coast, or up in the hills|
|"Like a bird, on a wire" Leonard Cohen wrote the beloved song on the island of Hydra.|
|At the pretty port of Hydra|
|Sponge - once an important industry|
Greece is, of course, the best!