What's On Calender for Hydra Island


What's On Calendar for Hydra Island Greece, an events guide to all Hydra festivals, follow the parades, live music, party nights, art exhibitions, dance shows, theatre, Full Moon Parties & Guest Dj's. Your what's happening guide to having fun in Hydra.

2017 Exhibitions & Festivals on Hydra

Deste Slaughterhouse

20 June - 30 Sept 2017


Kara Walker

Hydra Workshop

July 23 to mid-Sept. 2017


Jamian Juliano-Villani

Hydrama Festival

29 June - 3 August 2017
5 performances

Hydra Schools Project

23 Jun - 30 September 2017

International contemporary artists presented by Dimitrios Antonitsis.


1 July - 10 September 2017

Underwater sculpture exhibition off Vlychos Beach

Melina Mercouri Hall 2017

Art exhibitions throughout the summer season hosted by the Municipality of Hydra. Various artists.

August 2017


In Mo Yang in Concert

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 21:00

The annual classical concert organised by the Sofianou Family in memory of Mr Kostantinos Sofiano will be on Saturday 19th August 2017, held in the courtyard of the Monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. This year's performer is the internationally acclaimed and award winning violinist In Mo Yang accompanied by pianist Alex Beyer playing: Clara Schumann - Three Romances for violin and piano. Milstein - Paganiniana. Ysaye - solo sonata for violin no. 2 in a minor. Brahms violin sonata no. 2 in A Major. TICKETS ON SALE from Sat 22nd July from the Leto Hotel Reception or

Click this link to RESERVE BY EMAIL and pay with online banking if you can't call in personally.

Latin Dance Lessons

21 - 26 August 2017

Cost: FREE


Location: The Old School Building at the top of Lignou Street.


Start time: 19:00


Duration: 5 evenings, 1 - 1.5 hours per evening


Locals and Visitors all welcome.


Starting with the basics.


Places will be limited by space available in the dance studio so advance booking is essential.


Contact: Agata Strzalkowska Michalewicz


Mobile: +(30) 698 606 0228


Email: latindancehydra@gmail.com


Please email Agata using the above address with your full name, email AND your mobile number so she can get in touch with you to confirm your place.

Book Presentation

Wednesday 23 August 2017

Location: Historical Archive Museum of Hydra

Start time: 20:30

Presentation of "The Dowry" by

Miranda Sofianou and Fotini Stefanidis. 

And the Miranda Sofianos Poetry Collection

"The Yarn Keeps Strong" and "Fugue in Color Red". The books will be presented by:

Konstantina Adamopoulou , Archeologist, Historian & Thodoris Kontareas, Historian & Researcher. There will be a short presentation of the books in the English language by the writer and poet Bruce Walter. Information: IAMY, Tel 22980-52355, 54142,

Email mail@gak-ydras.att.sch.gr. www.iamy.gr


Kentro Body Balance Workshop

23 - 27 Aug 2017 - Week's Immersion

30 & 31 Aug 2017 - Evening Sessions


Venue - Ippokampos Hotel

Please contact Angie via her website for more details

Hydra World Music Festival

Friday 25 - Sunday 27 Aug 2017

Set among Hydra’s peaceful and intimate locations, Hydra World Music launches its first edition this year, from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th August . 

With the sole objective of creating a visionary musical event, Hydra World Music hopes to create a long-lasting legacy that Hydra can be proud of. The festival wants to live up to the existing, impeccable standards of the island by bringing fantastic artists to Hydra over a special weekend. 

Musicians this year include legendary Madagascan artist Kilema (Duo), Señor Coconut’s singer and Latino-tronic specialist Argenis Brito, Egyptian Paris-based singer-songwriter and accordion player Youssra El Hawary, UK’s folk singer Brooke Sharkey, Greek-Brazilian musician Katerina Polemi (duo), Germany’s renown DJs Michael Rütten and Habibi Funk, Argentina's Malanca & Haksten tango duet; as well as local acts DJ Palov (Carnibal records), Patatatiti and Jazz superstars Momo Trio.

Kountouriotis Festival

August - To be announced

This is a Hydra specific celebration acknowleding the political/naval role of Hydriot Paulas Kountouriotis. The municipality organise a number of cultural events and the Greek Navy send a frigate.

September 2017


2 September 2017 - 21:00

Venue - Museum of Hydra

Exhibition of mosaics

Participants in the exhibition are Sophia Tsiami, Giannis Moris and Giorgos Moris.
Exhibition duration: August 10th to September 30th, 2017.

The presentation of the exhibition will take place on Saturday 2 September 2017 at 21:00.

They will be welcomed by the Vice-Governor of Sterea Ellada, Mr. Konstantinos Apostolopoulos, and the exhibition will be presented by the Director of the Historical Archives-Museum of Hydra, Mrs. Konstantinos Adamopoulos and the Theatrologist-holder of the Postgraduate "Performing Arts in Education and Lifelong Learning" Ms. Katerina Haska.

Photo Book Launch

9 September 2017 from 17:00

For their summer book launch and exhibition, Arturo Bamboo are returning to their favourite place and inspiration just an hour from Athens: the island of Hydra. In the beautiful garden of Il Casta, they’ll host an intimate evening supported by Kennedy Magazine. 

The summer book is a collection of intimate snapshots, portraits, legendary places and landscapes shot around various places along the Mediterranean such as Filicudi, Panarea, Formentera and Hydra.

At the event you can purchase the book, limited prints and merchandise from Kennedy as well as the latest issue of Kennedy. 

More at www.arturo-bamboo.com & www.kennedymagazine.com

October 2017

Rebetiko Festival

6 - 9 October 2017

Come and join the impromptu performances around town and join the main event at Xeri Elia (Douskos) on the Saturday. (You will need to book a table with the restaurant as this is a popular evening, click this link to reserve table.)

Ochi Day

28 October 2017, 10:30 - 12:00

Ochi Day is a Greek National Holiday celebrating the Anniversary of the 'NO'.

It is celebrated throughout Greece, Cyprus and the Greek communities around the world on October 28 each year, to commemorate the rejection by Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas (in power from August 4, 1936, until January 29, 1941) of the ultimatum made by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini on October 28, 1940 during World War II. Hydra celebrates with a church service at the Monastery followed by parades of children and students in the harbour.

November 2017

Patron St. Day

14 November 2017

The martyrdom of Aghios Konstandinos, he Patron Saint of Hydra is observed at the church of Aghios Konstandinos which is built on the site where the boy Konstandinos was born and raised. Many people attend the service followed by a procession through the pine forest and down to the harbour. It's a colourful and good humoured parade that visitors are welcome to walk along with.

SwimRun Hydra

17, 18 & 19 November 2017

Swimrun is a multiple-stage competition which involves participants running and swimming over a cross-country race course that involves many transitions between the swim and run stages of the race. What defines a swimrun is that its always carried out outdoors and in water where the goal is to go from a starting point to a finish point through a course with at least 2 swim and run sections. All the equipment that a participant starts with has to be carried all the way to the finish line. Even though swimrun urges participants to use flotation equipment, equipment larger than 100×60 cm is not allowed.[9] Because of safety measures a swimrun competition is usually carried out by teams but there are several races where you can race individually.[7] There are three classes to compete in; either a men`s class, women`s class or a mixed gender class.

December 2017

Dates for 2018


Epiphany 6th January 2018

Tsiknopemti 8th February 2018

Carnival 18th February 2018

Clean Monday 19th February 2018

Yacht Race 23-25th March 2018

Independence Day 25th March 2018

Pascha Sunday 8th April 2018




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