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Hydra

No connection here between the island’s name and the mythological goddess, but rather, deriving from the Greek word Ύδρα meaning “water.” Historically living up to its name, it used to be a site for plentiful fresh-water springs which would later facilitate naval glory, Hydra’s golden age began in the 15th century, when the population of the neighbouring Peloponnese began fleeing the islands from the advancing Turkish invasion. The rocky local terrain was difficult for growing crops, so the inhabitants were forced to turn to the sea. Gradually, the talented fisherman began distinguishing themselves as outstanding mariners and the island wound up giving Greece dozens of admirals and fleet commanders.

But Hydra’s cultural life was not to be outdone. Despite its relatively small size, the island counts roughly 300 churches, six ancient monasteries, numerous captains’ houses turned museums, and a handful of monuments to prominent local figures and milestone events. The Greeks decided that the locally shot film, Boy on a Dolphin (1957), was one such milestone event. It dramatically enhanced the locality’s tourist attraction, making Hydra a high-end resort for international celebrities. The monument to the film was erected on the island in 2006.

Recommended boats for this region

Bavaria Yachtbau, 2016
Bavaria 51 Cruiser
Booked 2 times recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Outboard engine
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Safety net
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
From 02/10 to 09/10
3 250
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2019
Bavaria C45 Style
Booked 2 times recently
Marina Lefkas, Lefkas
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Electric toilet
GPS plotter in cockpit
Hot water
Outside speakers
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Self-tacking jib
Solar panels
Sprayhood
Teak
From 02/10 to 09/10
3 200 2 784
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Lagoon, 2018
Lagoon 42
Booked 2 times recently
Marina Gouvia, Corfu
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Internet connection
Outboard engine
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Safety net
Snorkeling gear
Sprayhood
Stand up paddle
From 02/10 to 09/10
4 400 3 740
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Dufour Yachts, 2020
Dufour 520 Grand Large
Marina Gouvia, Corfu
(Greece)
Bow thruster
Electric toilet
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Roller furling mainsail
Self-tacking jib
From 02/10 to 09/10
5 500 4 675
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Lagoon, 2020
Lagoon 42
Booked 1 time recently
Skiathos, Skiathos
(Greece)
Air condition
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bimini
Bow thruster
Deck shower
Dinghy
Inverter
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Roller furling genoa
Snorkeling gear
Sprayhood
From 02/10 to 09/10
4 800 4 320
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Lagoon, 2017
Lagoon 39
Sami Marina, Kefalonia
(Greece)
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bimini
CD/DVD
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Outboard engine
Roller furling genoa
Safety net
Solar panels
Swimming ladder
From 02/10 to 09/10
3 800 3 420
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat