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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

Beneteau, 2012
Oceanis 45
Skiathos, Skiathos
(Greece)
Bimini
Safety net
Stand up paddle
Autopilot
Outboard engine
Snorkeling gear
Refrigerator
Electric winches
GPS plotter
Batten mainsail
Roller furling genoa
Outside speakers
Bow thruster
Dinghy
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Internet connection
Hot water
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
Deck shower
From 28/09 to 05/10
3 220 2 737
for 1 week, bareboat
Beneteau, 2009
Cyclades 50.5
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Air condition
Dinghy
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outside speakers
Bow thruster
Roller furling genoa
CD/DVD
Solar panels
Deck shower
Fans in cabins
Hot water
Sprayhood
Internet connection
Bathing platform
Autopilot
Safety net
Stand up paddle
Heating
Bimini
Outboard engine
Snorkeling gear
Refrigerator
GPS plotter
Batten mainsail
Spinnaker
From 28/09 to 05/10
3 890 3 501
for 1 week, bareboat
Beneteau, 2015
Oceanis 38
Marina Lefkas, Lefkas
(Greece)
Bimini
Stand up paddle
Safety net
Autopilot
GPS plotter
Refrigerator
Outboard engine
Roller furling genoa
Gennaker
Dinghy
Internet connection
Sprayhood
Hot water
Roller furling mainsail
Deck shower
From 28/09 to 05/10
2 400 2 040
for 1 week, bareboat
Beneteau, 2012
Oceanis 48
Booked 1 time recently
Marina Kos, Kos
(Greece)
Roller furling mainsail
TV
Outboard engine
GPS plotter
Deck shower
Refrigerator
Internet connection
Spinnaker
Sprayhood
Hot water
Autopilot
Dinghy
Roller furling genoa
Inverter
Bimini
CD/DVD
Outside speakers
Bow thruster
From 28/09 to 05/10
4 400 3 740
for 1 week, bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2005
Bavaria 42 Cruiser
Skiathos, Skiathos
(Greece)
Hot water
Sprayhood
Internet connection
Solar panels
Deck shower
Roller furling mainsail
Swimming ladder
Outside speakers
Roller furling genoa
CD/DVD
Dinghy
Spinnaker
Outboard engine
Refrigerator
GPS plotter
TV
Safety net
Bimini
Electric toilet
Autopilot
From 28/09 to 05/10
1 400 1 036
for 1 week, bareboat
Elan Marine, 2012
Elan 310 Performance
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Bimini
Safety net
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
GPS plotter
Refrigerator
Outboard engine
CD/DVD
Roller furling genoa
Gennaker
Outside speakers
Dinghy
Internet connection
Sprayhood
Hot water
Deck shower
From 28/09 to 05/10
1 750 1 575
for 1 week, bareboat