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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, 2009
Bavaria 43 Cruiser
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Safety net
Outboard engine
Spinnaker
From 01/06 to 08/06
2 692 2 019
for 1 week, bareboat
Lagoon, 2017
Lagoon 450
Booked 1 time recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Deck shower
Solar panels
Hydraulic gangway
Internet connection
Hot water
Dinghy
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Roller furling genoa
Inverter
CD/DVD
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Electric winches
GPS plotter
Batten mainsail
Outboard engine
Spinnaker
Autopilot
Electric toilet
Bimini
Heating
Safety net
Stand up paddle
From 01/06 to 08/06
7 700
for 1 week, bareboat
Lagoon, 2018
Lagoon 42
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Fans in cabins
Generator
Dinghy
Air condition
Electric winches
Outboard engine
Autopilot
Stand up paddle
From 01/06 to 08/06
6 200 5 270
for 1 week, bareboat
Catana, 2016
Bali 4.3
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Snorkeling gear
GPS plotter
Outboard engine
Autopilot
Safety net
Stand up paddle
Bimini
Roller furling mainsail
Sprayhood
Dinghy
Roller furling genoa
From 01/06 to 08/06
6 500 3 575
for 1 week, bareboat
Jeanneau, 2010
Sun Odyssey 44i
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Bimini
Autopilot
Spinnaker
Outboard engine
GPS plotter
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Outside speakers
Bow thruster
Dinghy
Sprayhood
Roller furling mainsail
Solar panels
From 01/06 to 08/06
2 750 2 337
for 1 week, bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2003
Bavaria 44
Booked 1 time recently
Marina Lefkas, Lefkas
(Greece)
CD/DVD
Outside speakers
Dinghy
Internet connection
Teak
Hot water
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
Deck shower
Bimini
Safety net
Stand up paddle
Autopilot
Bathing platform
Refrigerator
GPS plotter
Outboard engine
From 01/06 to 08/06
2 100 1 785
for 1 week, bareboat