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Hydra & Athens

My visit to Greece this year was limited to a little over a week, at the end of March, so I went (again) to Athens and the island of Hydra nearby, at the edge of the Saronic Gulf.

Hydra is a very popular destination, especially for Athenians, due to its proximity to Piraeus and its beauty and style. It's a rather small island, with just one village and a few monasteries. It's quite traditional, and unlike many others, has managed to keep some of its appeal in spite of its accessibility. All buildings on the island are built following the local architecture, and cars are banned. All transportation on the island is done by mule, donkey, bicycle and by foot. None of the ferries that go there can carry vehicles, and there are no roads anyway

So the island is an awesome place to enjoy silence, clean air and nature. At least until around Easter, after which it becomes too crowded by tourists, especially the party/bar/music/drinking crowd. Which is why both my visits to Hydra have been done in March, when the island is green, full of flowers and still quiet and enjoyable.



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Donkeys are very important on Hydra


But they are far outnumbered by cats
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The island was already rich by the 19th century, being home to many important Greek merchants. This also made it important during the Greek War of Independence, when Hydra provided a lot of ships for the newly founded Greek Navy. Which is why today, even though a small village on a tiny island, Hydra is home to the Greek Naval Academy.



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Wow. Great place and amazing photos. Thanks for the virtual tour. Never heard of this place before, but yet another reason to visit Greece.
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