Endurance running in Hydra's countryside is a new sport and activitiy that has taken off in the last couple of years and has inspired hundreds of Hydriots to get fit and healthy at the same time as giving them a reason to get out and enjoy the stunning views and landscapes that the island offers which few had really ever appreciated before. There is a hard core team who meet at the Isalos Cafe regularly who are always available to help and encourage others to get fit. This is not just a sport enjoyed on Hydra. The Hydra Team regularly travel to take part in marathons and runs all over Greece. Last year Hydra was host to the Hydra Trails Event which had 800 entrants and for 2015 (first weekend in April) the event is being run again with nearer 900 entrants taking part.
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A new sport and leisure activitiy started on Hydra in 2014 with Harriet Jarman launching her horse trekking business called Harriet's Hydra Horses, which is proving popular with both tourists and locals. She has 10 different treks to choose from but is happy to adjust to fit the ages, ability and fitness of the riders. Her horses are sweet natured and sturdy. Proper English style riding saddles with safety helmets provided.
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HYDRA DIVING CENTER operates qualified Scuba Diving from Vlichos Beach. You can hire all the equipment you need or bring your own. They have a dive boat and obviously can fill you tanks. Depending upon your experience they can take you to different dive sites and also offer 'taster' sessions for complete beginners who want to try out scuba diving for the first time.
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The Greeks are as mad for football as any other nation and you will find fans clustered around the big screens that the cafes put ouside for everyone to watch big matches together in the port. There is a very active team in Hydra that plays at home and trains in the 'Stadium' which in 2014 had astro-turf laid which quite aside from looking much better, is a great improvement for the player as it reduces injury. Visitors are more than welcome to watch and support games and new residents of the island are welcome to go along on practice evenings to meet the team and join. The easiest way to find out what is going on, is to stroll round to the stadium and look at the notice board which will show when the next fixture is on. And if there happens to be someone inside, they will be very happy to talk.