About Hydra Island, Greece

What To Expect

Background information about Hydra Island Greece

Hydra's history and the role it played in the Greek War of Independence, education, geography & weather, flora & fauna, Greek Orthodox Church, architecture, towns & villages, services & utilities, animal welfare on Hydra, the preservation order, Mayor's Office & Municipality.

National Preservation Order

Language & Culture

Churches & Chapels



Sport & Leisure

Postal & Delivery Services


Wildlife & Plants

Animal Welfare

Municipality & Council Services

Medical & Emergency Services

Statue of Admiral Miaoulis on the Greek Island of Hydra Admiral Miaoulis

Hydra Island, one of the Argo Saronic Greek islands, is very cosmopolitan, safe and one of the most unique of the Greek islands to visit because the entire island is a preserved national monument and has retained all its 17th & 18th century charm and quaintness.
As there are no motorized vehicles (including bikes, or mopeds, it really does have a feel of being left untouched by the modern world although you will find all the 'real world' conveniences.


The island's history and culture and the influence of the Greek Orthodox Church are evident wherever you look. The architecture and social structure reflects centuries of external influence creating the diverse, proud and highly individual Greek island of today.


Hydra is a popular destination for Greek as well as non-domestic tourism and it's picturesque and very photogenic beauty as well as a range of stunning locations, makes it a thriving venue for weddings. Whether it's a Greek Orthodox Church wedding or a non-religious civil Registry Wedding, throughout the high season Hydra hosts at least 5 weddings per week, all of which adds a little sense of occassion to the day for everyone looking on when they clap the happy couple who walk from their ceremony location to their reception.
From the ruins of Episcopi, the mansions of the main town - many having been converted into hotels - to the numerous chapels, churches and monasteries, every building has a story to tell.
Welcome to the island that has inspired poets, writers and artists, produced great sea admirals and given Greece no less than 5 Prime Ministers since the Greek War of Independence of 1821.

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