Despina I & II

Two of the most immaculately maintained sea taxis for Hydra Island transport.

 

Father and son, Kostas & Nikos Georgeakopoulos are men of the sea. It's in their blood. Both are graduates of the internationally renown Merchant Marine Academy of Hydra. During the summer they operate two of the most up-to-date and comfortable sea taxis, Despina I & II. Both are maintained in tiptop condition.

 
Winter on the high seas.
Summer holidays on Hydra.

 

I have a personal history with the Georgakopoulos family. When I first moved to Hydra in 2000 with my daughter, I lived in Kamini and they were my neighbours. Despina, Kostas' wife and for whom the boats are named, was one of my first Hydriot friends and Nikos was in the same class at school as my daughter. As we arrived in the depths of winter, Kostas was 'away at sea' so I didn't get to meet him until our first Pascha on the island. And I quickly realised that being away at sea was an annual 'happening'. During the winter, Kostas, and now Nikos, both work on the huge ships that sail the international high seas. They return to Hydra like migrating birds to work the summers with their sea taxis, which must seem like a holiday after the pressures of sailing tankers worldwide!

 

Kostas helping with the beach cleaning weekend on Hydra.
Despina I & II sea taxis for Hydra Island Greece. Launching after winter maintenance.

 

So when you come to Hydra, you can be assured that you will be in very capable hands when you book Despina I or II for a quick trip along the coast or a longer trip to the mainland or another island.

 

 
Both of their sea taxis are impeccably fitted out and maintained to the highest standard. With ship-to-shore communication and regularly tested safety equipment you couldn't be in safer hands.
 

 

Slightly larger than most Hydra sea taxis, they have higher ceilings so are more comfortable for taller people especially for longer journeys. And there is plenty of room for luggage if passengers are being collected or returned to the mainland.

 

 

2017 Prices

 

All sea taxis work on a fixed tariff, which is the same for all boats. The tariff is displayed inside Despina I & II. The price quoted is per journey for the maximum number of passengers which in the main is 8 people and their luggage. If you share the ride with another person or group, then the price will be divided by the number of people making the journey. And of course, this is more environmentally responsible too.

 

From Hydra Port to:

Kamini €12

Vlychos €17 (beach) €18 (Harbour)

Vlychos Plakes €20

Palamitha €25

Molos €40

Mandraki €17

Zourva (lighthouse) €40

Porto Hydra €80

Dokos Harbour €75

Metochi €45

St. Nikoloas €80

Bisti €60

Ermioni €120

Poros €130

Spetses €220

Piraeus €500

 

Round the Island Trip: €220

 

(Please note that after dark rates are up to 50% extra, supplements for excess luggage.)

 

If you need transport for other than the standard destinations, please don't hesitate to enquire.

 

Despina I & II sea taxi for Hydra Island sea transport (aka water taxis on Hydra) Kostas (left) & Nikos Georgakopoulos
 

Enquiries & Reservations

 

If you need transport for somewhere other than the standard destinations, please don't hesitate to enquire.

 

Kostas Georgakopoulos

Email: k.n.georgakopoulos@hotmail.com

Mobile: +(30) 6955 190 110

 

Nikos Georgakopoulos

Email nick_geohydra@hotmail.com

Mobile: +(30) 6944 738 100

 

You can find us with the other water taxis in the East corner of the harbour or please use the email form below to pre-book.

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Published 2nd May 2018

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