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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, 2014
Bavaria 46 Cruiser I
Booked 2 times recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bathing platform
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Electric toilet
GPS plotter
Hot water
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Solar panels
Sprayhood
From 09/07 to 16/07
4 400 3 300
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2005
Bavaria 42 Cruiser
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
CD/DVD
GPS plotter
Outboard engine
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Safety net
Spinnaker
Sprayhood
From 09/07 to 16/07
2 733 2 323
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2018
Bavaria Virtess 420 Fly
Booked 3 times recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Air condition
Autopilot
Bathing platform
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Heating
Outboard engine
Swimming ladder
From 09/07 to 16/07
11 200 9 520
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2005
Bavaria 42 Cruiser
Booked 1 time recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
GPS plotter
Hot water
Outside speakers
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Solar panels
Sprayhood
Teak
From 09/07 to 16/07
2 650 2 253
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2019
Bavaria Cruiser 46
Booked 1 time recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bathing platform
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
Electric toilet
GPS plotter
Hot water
Internet connection
Inverter
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Solar panels
Sprayhood
Stand up paddle
From 09/07 to 16/07
4 850
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Jeanneau, 2013
Sun Odyssey 469
Marina Lefkas, Lefkas
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Hot water
Inverter
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Safety net
Sprayhood
TV
From 09/07 to 16/07
4 700 4 230
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat