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charter sailing vacation from Athens usually starts in the direction of
the Saronic gulf islands,the most famous of this isles is the jewel of
the Aegean HYDRA.
rocky island is famed as a cosmopolitan and cultural center and has played
an important role in Greek history since the 15th century. In the 18th
century, the island was called by many "Small England" due to its increased
naval activity. Large mansions have survived from this period and can still
be seen as part of the characteristic architecture of the town. For all
those who love culture and art, Hydra is a famous meeting point and there
are many galleries throughout the island.
of small churches and monasteries are to be found. The most famous being
the Prophet Ilias, Agia Matrona and Agia Triada. There are beaches on the
west of the island at Kaminia, Molos, Vlichos and Mandraki which is a former
naval harbor. For those who have a boat, a trip around the island provides
the visitor with some unforgettable views of the small inlets and harbors.
Motor vehicles are not allowed on the island, adding to the unique nature
of Hydra. The atmosphere inspires both artists and non-artists into creativity.
church, right in the center of the harbor, is the Metropolis of Hydra,
Assumption of the Virgin Mary, distinguished by its tall prominent clock
tower, with the church's bells that announce religious events.
also other churches with beautiful domes supported by marble arcs, like
Agios loannis and Ipapanti.The newest church on the island is Agios Konstantinos
of Hydra, which is built upon the Saint's old family house.
This is an
elaborate church with wooden sculptures and a gold-plated temple. Among
the multitude of churches on the island, there are also a number of monasteries
and convents, like the monastery of Prophet Elias, and convent of Agia
Efpraxia, both lying on the top or mount Eros - 500 meters height.
You can make
your visit here, either by a lovely one-and-a-half hour hike. or a
donkey ride. Other monasteries are Agia Trias (Holy Trinity), and Agios
Nikolaos: and convents are Agia Matroni and the convent of Zourva.
Molos, Palamida and Bitsi are some of the sandy beaches of Hydra. Hydra
is better known for the rocky beaches. Swimming in such waters is a unique
to Hydra there are ferries daily (duration:3,15 hours).For more information
contact the Coastguard of Piraeus tel. (01) 451.1311-19.
For the local
connections of Hydra contact the Coastguard of Hydra tel. (0298) 52.279.
Hydra main harbor:
Good shelter; Limited
fuel; Water on quay; Night life
Poor shelter; Anchored
off; No fuel or water; Taverns
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