As soon as you step onto the cobblestone harbor, you understand the allure. Hydra’s daily life hardly feels like the 21st century. Everything on this island (including your luggage!) is carried by mule, cart or hand. Cars don’t exist and aren’t allowed, water taxis buzz around the island like bees in a field. The pace slows down. The well-preserved mansions and manors are like the set of an old movie.

Hydra’s long naval history is apparent at every point of the harbor. Cannons still target the Aegean Sea, busts of admirals abound, and captains’ homes line the port. This is where revolutionaries and heroes lived.

Hydra favor to its romantic atmosphere is a loved destination for romance lovers, weddings and private luxury events.