You can surf plenty of web-site and swallow plenty of information but it anyway it will be not enough to get ready for what you will see in Hydra, with its round port surrounded by the rocky mountains, which are built up with the -2-3 storey houses to their peaks. These houses with the tiled roofs and unchangeable traditional architecture make an unforgettable impression from the very first minute of your being on the island.
The landscapes and picturesque views resulted in turning Hydra into a cosmopolitan centre in summer and absolutely quiet place in winter. Hydra is in great favour among the painters. The whole island is only 55 Kilometers long and it will take you only an hour and a half to get to the island from Athens, an hour and a half of nice views and pleasant colours.
The cliffs and volcanic rocks, thanks to which some beaches boast black pebbles, nice villages and attractive capital of the island. Another positive moment is that Hydra authorities prohibited all kinds of motor vehicles, enabling usage of donkeys, horses and boats – this imparts additional coloring to the Island. The Island passed through many rulers – Genoa, Venice and other flags owned this island.
The locals are not spoiled with the fertile black earth, they have to fight with the nature for every piece of earth, cleaning it from burs and stones, of which they later construct fences, while new stones are allegedly growing from the earth.
A shelter for pirates of the Mediterranean Sea, where they were hiding their ships, the island of artists and poets, of the English who have left their Albion and settled in this warm and cosy nook and of the heaps of cats, gathering in the harbour in evening, when fishers return from night fishing – there are so many features, typical only for this island that on pronouncing them the vivid and pleasant reminiscences come up in the memory.