We start from the center of Athens and your hotel. It is a short drive to Piraeus port to board the commercial high-speed pickup that will take us to Hydra island within (approximately) two hours and usually via Poros island too. The great views from within the fast passenger boat trip will allow you to see many small and bigger islands of the Saronic Gulf surrounded by the amazing and hard-to-believe blue water.
Hydra island is a great relaxing but cosmopolitan alternative to the craziness of Mykonos and Santorini! The hiding place of many recent celebrities but also from the past including Jacky Kennedy & Onassis, John Lennon, Maria Kalas, Sophia Loren, and many more.
Depending on your pace, energy, and available time, you will explore Hydra’s highlights such as :
☼ Statue of A.Miaoulis
☼ Merchant Marine Academy
☼ Monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
☼ Walk from Hydra port along the coastline to Kaminia port and back to Hydra town/port around the back streets.
☼ The Lazaros Kountouriotis Museum.
☼ Square of the Five Hydriot Prime Ministers & Rafalias Pharmacy.
☼ Sophia Loren’s windmill.
[This is only a draft itinerary]
There are limitless places next to the water for enjoying lunch, drinks, coffee, and/or dessert before we ride the boat to return to Piraeus port and then to your Athens accommodation.
OPTION: Let your tour leader join you for lunch & drinks and experience real Greek food.
Are you ready for a day next to the amazing blue and for an authentic experience?