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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

Fountaine Pajot, 2018
Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40
Old Mykonos Port, Mykonos
(Greece)
Bimini
Autopilot
Outboard engine
GPS plotter
Batten mainsail
Snorkeling gear
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Dinghy
Sprayhood
Hot water
Deck shower
Swimming ladder
From 27/07 to 03/08
7 100 6 390
for 1 week, bareboat
Lagoon, 2011
Lagoon 450
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Sprayhood
Hot water
Internet connection
Deck shower
Solar panels
Outside speakers
CD/DVD
Air condition
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Batten mainsail
Refrigerator
Outboard engine
Heating
Bimini
Autopilot
From 27/07 to 03/08
8 500 7 650
for 1 week, bareboat
Lagoon, 2016
Lagoon 400 S2
Lavrion Main Port, Lavrio
(Greece)
Gennaker
Outside speakers
Roller furling genoa
Dinghy
Sprayhood
Internet connection
Deck shower
Solar panels
Fans in cabins
Swimming ladder
Stand up paddle
Safety net
Electric toilet
Autopilot
GPS plotter
Refrigerator
Electric winches
Snorkeling gear
Outboard engine
From 27/07 to 03/08
7 200 5 400
for 1 week, bareboat
Beneteau, 2018
Oceanis 411
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Dinghy
Bow thruster
Outside speakers
Roller furling genoa
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Solar panels
Roller furling mainsail
Sprayhood
Hot water
Teak
Autopilot
Bimini
GPS plotter
Outboard engine
From 27/07 to 03/08
4 210 3 158
for 1 week, bareboat
Dufour Yachts, 2019
Dufour 460 GL
Olympic Marina, Lavrion
(Greece)
Bimini
Autopilot
Audio input
Bathing platform
Electric toilet
Refrigerator
GPS plotter in cockpit
CD/DVD
Inverter
Roller furling genoa
Outside speakers
Bow thruster
Dinghy
Teak
Hot water
Sprayhood
Roller furling mainsail
Fans in cabins
Solar panels
From 27/07 to 03/08
5 400 4 590
for 1 week, bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2017
Bavaria 46 Cruiser
Mandraki Marina, Rhodes
(Greece)
Outboard engine
Spinnaker
Autopilot
Bimini
Safety net
Roller furling mainsail
Internet connection
Sprayhood
CD/DVD
Roller furling genoa
Outside speakers
Bow thruster
From 27/07 to 03/08
4 275
for 1 week, bareboat