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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

Lagoon-Bénéteau, 2019
Lagoon 40 - 4 + 2 cab
Corfu (Gouvia marina)
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Deck shower
Dinghy
Electric toilet
Fans in cabins
GPS plotter
Inverter
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Solar panels
Swimming ladder
From 10/12 to 17/12
2 210 1 155
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Jeanneau, 2018
Sun Odyssey 449
Marina Kos, Kos
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Deck shower
Dinghy
Fans in cabins
GPS plotter
Hot water
Inverter
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Solar panels
Sprayhood
From 10/12 to 17/12
1 575 1 000
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Jeanneau, 2018
Sun Odyssey 449
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Deck shower
Dinghy
Fans in cabins
GPS plotter
Hot water
Inverter
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Sprayhood
From 10/12 to 17/12
1 575 1 000
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Jeanneau, 2019
Sun Odyssey 349
Marina Kos, Kos
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Hot water
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Sprayhood
From 10/12 to 17/12
1 005 775
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bénéteau, 2019
Oceanis 51.1 - 5 + 1 cab.
Lavrion Main Port, Lavrio
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Bow thruster
Deck shower
Dinghy
Electric toilet
Fans in cabins
GPS plotter
Inverter
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Self-tacking jib
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
From 10/12 to 17/12
1 870 1 220
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bénéteau, 2014
Oceanis 48 - 5 cab.
Lavrion Main Port, Lavrio
(Greece)
Air condition
Autopilot
Bimini
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
Electric winches
GPS plotter
Hot water
Inverter
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
From 10/12 to 17/12
1 545 1 220
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat