The Bay of Mandraki is located about 1 kilometre from Hydra Town going east along the coast road.
Mandraki is a small village of about 30 houses, 1 guest house, 2 restaurants & 2 beaches.
The bay is overlooked by the Agios Trianda and Agios Nicolaos Monasteries.
If you walk to Mandraki Bay from Hydra Harbour, you pass the small church of Agios Fotini which is above the road and then as you descend into the bay, the first place you reach is the Mandraki 1800 Taverna.
The Mandraki 1800 Taverna is open for traditional lunches and also sells canned drinks, ice-creams, and water to hikers.
Below the taverna is a small pebble beach, known locally as the Mandraki 1800 beach, that the taverna partially looks after. There are some sunbeds, umbrellas and chairs which are made available to the taverna guests who have reserved a table. The beach is partially shaded by huge eucalyptus trees.
Adjacent to the 1800 Taverna, you will see the Villa Mandraki Holiday Apartments. And there is a mix of residential homes and other holiday lets on the side of the valley overlooking the bay above the taverna.
Walking further along the coast road, dropping down to the back of the Mandraki Bay, you reach the street door of the Mandraki Beach Resort. This is a well-organised beach, the only sandy beach on Hydra, that offers a really deluxe sunbathing experience. They have very comfortable sunbeds and a luxury service. The resort is also the only beach on Hydra that has purpose-built toilets! The resort cafe offers breakfast, lunch and drinks, including cocktails and restaurant is open for lunch or dinner.
This is also the location of Desiree's water colour painting courses. The bay has everything needed to paint landscapes, seascapes, architecture, boats and still life.