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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, 2005
Bavaria 36
Booked 1 time recently
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Autopilot
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CD/DVD
GPS plotter
Hot water
Outside speakers
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Sprayhood
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for 1 week, bareboat
Bénéteau, 2015
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(Greece)
Autopilot
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Deck shower
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GPS plotter
Hot water
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Snorkeling gear
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
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5 520 4 968
for 1 week, bareboat
Jeanneau, 2015
Sun Odyssey 439
Marina Alimos, Athens
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Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Outboard engine
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Sprayhood
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3 700 3 145
for 1 week, bareboat
Lagoon, 2019
Lagoon 42
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Air condition
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bimini
Deck shower
Dinghy
Electric toilet
GPS plotter in cockpit
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Self-tacking jib
Snorkeling gear
Sprayhood
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7 400 5 180
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Bavaria, 2019
Bavaria C45 Style
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(Greece)
Autopilot
Bathing platform
Batten mainsail
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Roller furling genoa
Sprayhood
From 25/07 to 01/08
5 400 3 780
for 1 week, bareboat
Alliaura Marine, 1996
Privilege 45
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(Greece)
Autopilot
Deck shower
Dinghy
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Hot water
Inverter
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Refrigerator
Stand up paddle
Swimming ladder
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5 500 4 125
for 1 week, bareboat