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

Museum Exhibitions

6 May - 6 July 2017


Nikos Koundouros - 'Testimonies in the Kardos'

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

June 2017


Hydrama Theatre - 'Elektra'

Thursday, 29 June 2018

The 2017 Hydrama Theatre Festival kicks off on Thursday 29th June with Oakland University's theatre students' production of Elektra - devised and directed by Karen Sheridan. In English. Η πρώτη παράσταση στο Hydrama Θέατρο φέτος - στα Αγγλικά.

July 2017

Hydrama Theatre - 'The Tempest'

Thursday, 6 July 2018

Hydrama Theatre - 'Our Leonardo'

Thursday 13th July 2018

Hydrama Theatre - 'Romeo & Juiliet For 2'

Thursday 20 July 2017

August 2017


Hydrama Theatre - 'Trojan Women'

Thursday, 3 August 2018

Saronic Chamber Music Festival

5 August 2017 - 21:00

Venue - Bratsera Hotel

Debussy Sonata for Cello and Piano (1915)
Brahms String Quartet in A minor, Op.51 No.2  
Schumann Piano Quintet in Eb major, Op.44 

Tickets on the door from €10

Saronic Chamber Music Festival

6 August 2017 - 21:00

Venue - Bratsera Hotel

Beethoven Sonata for Violin & Piano, Kreutzer
J.S. Bach The ‘Goldberg Variations’, BWV 988

Tickets on the door from €10

Assumption Day

14 August 2017

Greek Orthodox Religious observation of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. All churches on Hydra hold services. Visitors are welcome to watch the church processions along the harbour front.

In Mo Yang in Concert

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 21:00

The annual classical concert organised by the Sofianou Family in memory of Mr 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. Tickets will be on sale from the Leto Hotel in July. Revenue, as every year, will be donated to the hospital of Hydra. Click the link below for more information, photos and videos of this extraordinarily talented violinist.

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
So far, no events have been planned for this month.
October 2017

Rebetiko Festival

6 - 9 October 2017

The dates for performances and the locations are still to be confirmed. They will be announced as soon as I know!

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

Christmas & New Year

20 Dec - 1 Jan 2017

The festive season is a local affair that is wonderfully non-commercial with the emphasis on religious observation and family. Father Christmas puts in an appearance (on more than one occassion) and the local children hold a bazaar in the run up to Christmas Day. Quite a few restaurants stay open and of course there are parties held at all the favourite night spots which go on well into the early hours of New Years Day.


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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