Mandraki Bay is 1km east along a level road out of Hydra Harbour. The main beach area is currently under redevelopment although the beach is functioning while the buildings are being renovated. The little pebble beach below the Mandraki 1800 Taverna is unaffected and very picturesque making this a popular swimming destination to walk to.
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.