Inspired by people asking me what they can do when they are on Hydra, I have put together this category to give you some ideas. For those who want a little more activity during their holidays on Hydra, the island has a lot to offer for the more energetic visitor. Many of the activities are available throughout the year making out of season holidays more fun on the days when sunbathing on the beach isn't ideal. And the cost of accommodation on Hydra is cheaper during the Spring and Autumn making a longer stay even more appealing!
Prices: From €10 per hour
Hello aspiring Greek speakers, combine your Hydra holiday with Greek lessons so you can enjoy impressing your friends with your new found language skills when you get home! Two, weekly 10-hour courses and two groups, one for absolute beginners and one for those already familiar with the Greek alphabet. All proceeds will go to charity.
Dates: 1st week from Mon, July 31st to Fri, August 4th
2nd week from Mon, August 7th to Fri, August 11th
Times: 11am-1pm and 1pm-3pm
Prices from: €80 per boat per day.
With Vasilis Kokkos: Fully insured small speed boats to hire by the day, with or without a driver (you must have a licence if you don't want a driver). Discover the gorgeous little hidden coves along Hydra's dramatic coastline. Available all year weather permitting.
Pay per session no monthly fees
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Stretching Pilates Classes held 3 times a week in the mornings at the Bratsera Hotel, Hydra Island Greece, open to non-residents as well as guests. Good combination of various exercise techniques to give you an unharsh all round workout without damaging your joints! Please click the link and contact the Bratsera reception for session days and times. Available April - October.
Price: As low as possible - Christos will quote you depending upon time of year and number of people.
Tennis games and informal lessons with Christos. Boat trip over to Metochi and then play at Porto Hydra. Christos will partner you if you are on your own and has rackets etc. Organised 'on demand' even for 1 person. And if you have a family you could combine the trip to the sandy beach next door and still get a game in!
Prices: €150 per person, per course
As Hydra Island has inspired generations of amateurs and spawned Internationally acclaimed professional artists, you are invited to join one of Desiree Prinsloo's water colour painting courses. You too can discover and capture the unique scenery and the special light that mesmerizes visitors to Hydra. Take home your very special memories after your course to treasure and fondly look back on your wonderful holiday on Hydra Island for years to come.
Prices: €60 - €80 per hike (for up to 6 people)
Professional, guided hiking on Hydra with option to have a private hike or to join a more social open hike. Safety first, never more than 6 people. Join a standard hike to visit places like Episkopi, Zourva, the lighthouse or Mount Eros, or specify your own destination.
Each of the activities in this 'Active Holidays' category, is a mini-business in it's own right. They are not run by HydraDirect. All contact information puts visitors in direct touch with the person operating the activity. HydraDirect does not charge a booking fee or commission but simply charges each activity a one off advertising fee per year to handle the marketing and promotion.
If any Hydriot or full-time resident of Hydra has an idea for another or new activity to offer visitors to Hydra, and would like help to put it together and add it to this category, please don't hesitate to contact me - regards Kelsey.
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