In this article you'll read why Hydra should be on your bucket list! Hydra is a beautiful island in Greece and it's definitely worth your time!
1. Hydra is just a short trip by ferry from Athens and other places in Greece
Since Hydra is very close to many places in Greece, it's the perfect place for a day trip! For example, it's just a short trip by ferry from Poros and Athens. Therefore, if you're in one of these places, you can easily access Hydra and go there for one day! Since Hydra isn't a very large island, you will also have enough time to explore it if you're there for one day. Furthermore, it's also very fun to travel by ferry when you're in Greece and the views from the very are beautiful as well.
2. You can find amazing pieces of history there
Hydra has many interesting pieces of history. For example, you can go to the bastions of Hydra. These bastions and its cannons used to be there to protect the island in the 18th century. The cannons are still there, which is very impressive to see! You could also visit the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. This is very nice cathedral that's in Hydra that was built about 400 years ago. Furthermore, there are also some great museums on Hydra where you can learn about the history of the island. In short, it's a great place for those who love history! If you want to know about the other amazing things to do in Hydra, then click here.
3. Cars are forbidden on the island
On Hydra, cars are forbidden by law. This makes the island very unique and it's also a very unique to be on an island where you will see no cars at all! Instead of traveling by car or by taxi, you can travel by boat or by water taxi. Furthermore, in my opinion, this makes the island even more beautiful. The views won't be interrupted by tons of cars that are parked in front of it!
4. Hydra is very photogenic
Hydra has many very photogenic places, so if you want to take some beautiful photos, you will really love this island! However, if you're not really into photography, it's still amazing, because there are extremely beautiful places that are so nice to see.
5. There are so many donkeys and mules
If you love animals, then this is one of the most important reasons why Hydra should be on your bucket list. As soon as you arrive in Hydra, you will see many donkeys and mules! You really, don't have to look very long to spot one, because they are everywhere! These donkeys and mules are so cute. Furthermore, this is very typical for Hydra, which makes it really unique!
6. The port is a lovely place to be
There are so many cute boats in the port and it's just lovely to walk around a bit. The port is located in Hydra Port, which is the main village of Hydra. There only live about 2000 people in the main village and there are some other villages, but there aren't many people living there. However, there are still so many boats in Hydra! Definitely one of the reasons why Hydra should be on your bucket list!
7. Hydra is perfect for a beach day
If you want to go to a place where you can have great beach days, then Hydra is also a good choice! Hydra has several beaches that are really amazing. For example, there is one beach where you can jump off many rocks into the water. This beach is called Spilia. If you want to go to a more ordinary beach, then there are also great options. For example, Kamini Beach is very beautiful as well! This beach is located in another village, Kamini.
8. It's a great place for hiking
Hydra is very beautiful and so is its nature. Therefore, it is a great place if you love hiking! I would highly recommend hiking to Kamini. This is a village in Hydra and it's a cute place! Furthermore, it's just a short hike from Hydra Port, but definitely a beautiful one.
9. You can really relax in Hydra
This island is very nice if you just want to relax a bit. There are so many places where you can just sit down and enjoy the beauty of the island. For example, you can go to many amazing beach bars. One of the most beautiful places to sit down is at Sunset Restaurant. This place is magnificent, especially during sunset. You can just have something to drink here, but you can also have dinner here.
Furthermore, there are many other places where you can relax in Hydra. Since the views there are great, the possibilies of cute places to sit down are endless.
10. It's the place to rent a boat
Since the water is very blue and there are no cars on the island, it is the perfect place to rent a boat! As soon as you arrive in Hydra Port by ferry, you can rent your own boat and start exploring the island. Therefore, for people who love boats, this is a very important reason why you should Hydra should be on your bucket list!
If you're going to Hydra, I'm sure you will have an amazing time there! It's such a beautiful island and I really enjoyed it when I was there for a day trip. Also, there are many other beautiful islands in Greece. If you're wondering which are the best islands in Greece to visit and why, then you can read this article! Island hopping is also a great idea if you're traveling through Greece.
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