All private helicopter arrivals and departures are from the uninhabited, rocky islet called Kivotos, just off the Bay of Molos on the north-western coast of Hydra. Once landed, passengers can be collected by water taxi for the 5 minute taxi ride into Hydra harbour.
There is no airport nor landing strip on Hydra where a plane or helicopter can land. The ONLY exception to this is for the emergency services who do have permission to land in the playing field in Hydra town.
Flying over the sea and Hydra is a breath-taking way to start your holiday!
AirLift offer a number of helicopters to air transfer visitors to and from Hydra and Athens AIA.
Typically for transfers you will be flown on a French made Eurocopter AS 355-N but they have smaller as well as larger depending on the number of visitors and whether you want a simple transfer or perhaps a fly over sight-seeing or aerial photography session.
This particular helicopter is specified as being able to carry 5 passengers but in reality as luggage weight is a factor, it is normally used to transfer up to 4 people. It features:
Included in the price:
Travel time from AIA to Kivotos: 25 minutes
Cost for 4 persons and luggage: €1900 (one way)
Please note that Kivotos is a barren rocky islet and you should come prepared with flat or comfortable walking shoes as you will have to walk over rough ground to get on board your water taxi (high heels will be ruined!).
Published 30th August 2017