Hydra Chronicles is a collective work of short stories, articles, poems and observations by Hydriot and International authors and writers about life on the Greek Island of Hydra.


In addition to the blogs in this category, a list of books featuring or set on Hydra has been included and links to the websites of authors who like to write on the island but not necessarily about Hydra.


Following in the footsteps of literary greats such as Henry Miller & Lawrence Durrell who launched the 'intelligentsia' movement of Hydra in the 1940's when they visited as guests of Ghikas, the island has continued to draw writers as well as artists who appreciate its creative atmosphere and charm. 

Books written on and/or about Hydra include:

First Impressions


White buildings,

Orange tile roofs,

Gleaming in the sun.


At the bottom of the hill

The town

Opens to the sea.


Traditions and culture

Are strong.

The island life 

Is not disturbed,

Remains unspoiled,

With the influx

Of visitors.


In sight 

Of the mainland,

Yet floating on its own

In the Aegean Sea.


Foster De La Houssaye, Copyright February 22, 2017



Hydra continues to attract writer's who contribute much appreciated articles and short stories to Hydra which reflect the island's idiosyncrasies and foibles. The diversity of styles and topics show the wide appeal of Hydra to professional as well as amateur writers.


Jorgen Thornberg

Hydra Colours:

The Girl With The Green Umbrella - Oct 2016

Climate Change - Jan 2017

Roger Green

Pyrofani Poems:

History And Cookery - May 2017

Conspiracy - Oct 2016

Same Old Same Old - May 2016 

Nero & Epicurus Walked Into A Bar - Oct 2015 

Authors Who Like To Work On Hydra


Authors who live on the island either full-time or part-time and regularly come to work on their latest manuscripts, inspired by the island's atmosphere of creativity and lack of modern distractions, include:


Alison Leslie Gold

Panos Koronakis Κορονακγσ Πανοσ

Christos Daskalakis Χρήστος ΔασκαλάκηςAfrica

Clémence de Biéville

French Novelist & Screen Writer

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