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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, 2015
Bavaria 51 Cruiser
Agios Kosmas (Elliniko)
(Greece)
TV
Inverter
Outboard engine
Dinghy
Snorkeling gear
Stand up paddle
Air condition
Refrigerator
Teak
Autopilot
Sprayhood
Gennaker
Roller furling mainsail
Bathing platform
Bimini
Heating
Generator
Electric winches
Deck shower
Roller furling genoa
GPS plotter
Swimming ladder
Bow thruster
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1 710 1 282
for 1 week, bareboat
Jeanneau, 2010
Sun Odyssey 44i
Marina Alimos
(Greece)
Bimini
Outside speakers
Roller furling mainsail
Safety net
CD/DVD
Sprayhood
GPS plotter
Roller furling genoa
Electric toilet
Outboard engine
Autopilot
Refrigerator
From 30/03 to 06/04
1 423 1 067
for 1 week, bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2007
Bavaria 44 Vision
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Marina Kos
(Greece)
Autopilot
Spinnaker
Teak
Outboard engine
Electric toilet
Roller furling genoa
Internet connection
GPS plotter
Bow thruster
Solar panels
Generator
Hydraulic gangway
Safety net
Roller furling mainsail
Bimini
Outside speakers
Sprayhood
CD/DVD
From 30/03 to 06/04
1 090 861
for 1 week, bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2017
Bavaria 37 Cruiser
Marina Kos
(Greece)
Stand up paddle
Dinghy
Outboard engine
Autopilot
Teak
Roller furling mainsail
Bimini
Sprayhood
GPS plotter
Internet connection
Swimming ladder
Roller furling genoa
From 30/03 to 06/04
1 255 878
for 1 week, bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2008
Bavaria 50 Cruiser
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Marina Alimos
(Greece)
GPS plotter
Internet connection
Bow thruster
Electric toilet
Deck shower
Roller furling genoa
CD/DVD
Fishing gear
Sprayhood
Bathing platform
Roller furling mainsail
Bimini
Outside speakers
Safety net
Hot water
Refrigerator
Autopilot
Outboard engine
Inverter
TV
Stand up paddle
Dinghy
From 30/03 to 06/04
1 750 1 400
for 1 week, bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2010
Bavaria 55 Cruiser
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(Greece)
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Spinnaker
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2 381 1 786
for 1 week, bareboat