All of Hydra's Beaches, Hydra Island, Greece

 

Heading EAST out of Hydra harbour to a small hamlet nestled in Mandraki Bay where there are two beaches to choose from.

 

For sandy beaches in Hydra, you will need to go EAST from Hydra Harbour to the Mandraki Beach Resort which has a 100% sandy beach that is very comfortable with luxury sunbeds and call button beach service. Mandraki Resort in the furthest east corner at the back of Mandraki Bay is the ONLY 100% sandy beach in Hydra Island.

 

Mandraki Bay

Mandraki Beach Resort

Distance from Hydra: 1.2k

Type: Only SANDY beach on Hydra

Walk to it: Yes

Hike to it: Yes

Horse trek to it: Yes

Beach Boat: Yes

Water Taxi: Yes

Suitable for: All

Swim from: Beach into shallow, protected water with sandy bottom.

Refreshments: Mandraki Beach Resort Restaurant & Cafe

Beds & Umbrellas: Yes (with towel, ice, water, sorbet and call button waiter service)

Wi-Fi: Yes

Music: Background

Toilets: Yes

Freshwater Shower: Yes

Tested Sea Quality: EXCELLENT

Mandraki 1800 Beach

Distance from Hydra: 1k

Type: Pebble Beach

Walk to it: Yes

Hike to it: Yes (inland route)

Horse trek to it: Yes

Beach Boat: No

Water Taxi: Yes

Suitable for: All

Swim from: Beach

Refreshments: Mandraki 1800 Taverna

Beds & Umbrellas: Some (taverna guests only)

Wi-Fi: No

Music: Occassionally

Toilets: Taverna guests only

Freshwater Shower: No

 

Tested Sea Quality: EXCELLENT

 

Here are all the accessible sunbathing or swimming areas & beaches of Hydra in the order you'll find them in if you go along the coast heading WEST from Hydra Harbour. Some you can walk to along the coast roads and tracks, others you will have to hike inland a bit to reach them. Some are organized with sunbeds, umbrellas and refreshments nearby with a regular beach boat service, others you can hike to or catch a water taxi to and are as nature intended, glittering little oasis, untouched and waiting for you to discover them.

 

Spilia

Distance from Hydra: 50m

Type: Rocks & platforms

Walk to it: Yes

Hike to it: No

Horse trek to it: No

Beach Boat: No

Water Taxi: No

Suitable for: Adults

Swim from: Rocks

Refreshments: Spilia Cafe

Beds & Umbrellas: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

Music: Some below cafe

Toilets: Yes

Freshwater Shower: No

 

Tested Sea Quality: EXCELLENT

Hydronetta

Distance from Hydra: 60m

Type: Platforms

Walk to it: Yes

Hike to it: No

Horse trek to it: No

Beach Boat: No

Water Taxi: No

Suitable for: Adults

Swim from: Platforms

Refreshments: Yes

Beds & Umbrellas: No

Wi-Fi: Yes

Music: Yes

Toilets: Yes

Freshwater Shower: No

 

Tested Sea Quality: EXCELLENT

Avlaki

Distance: 100m

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Type: Platforms

Walk to it: Yes

Hike to it: No

Horse trek to it: No

Beach Boat: No

Water Taxi: No

Suitable for: Able bodied

Swim from: Rocks

Refreshments: No (Techne Restaurant above)

Beds & Umbrellas: No

Wi-Fi: No

Music: No

Toilets: No

Freshwater Shower: No

 

Tested Sea Quality: EXCELLENT

Kamini

Distance from Hydra: 0.5k

Type: Pebble

Walk to it: Yes

Hike to it: No

Horse trek to it: Yes

Beach Boat: Yes (harbour)

Water Taxi: Yes (harbour)

Suitable for: All

Swim from: Level beach

Refreshments: Castello Restaurant

Beds & Umbrellas: Yes (from Castello)

Wi-Fi: Yes

Music: Yes

Toilets: Yes

Freshwater Shower: No

 

Tested Sea Quality: EXCELLENT

Vlichos

Distance from Hydra: 1k

Type: Sand & Pebbles

Walk to it: Yes

Hike to it: Yes

Horse trek to it: Yes

Beach Boat: Yes

Water Taxi: Yes

Suitable for: All

Swim from: Level beach

Refreshments: Yes

Beds & Umbrellas: Yes

Wi-Fi: Yes

Music: No

Toilets: Restaurant or Taverna customers only.

Freshwater Shower: Yes

 

Tested Sea Quality: EXCELLENT

Vlychos Plakes

Distance from Hydra: 1.5k

Type: Sand & Pebbles

Walk to it: Yes

Hike to it: Yes

Horse trek to it: Yes

Beach Boat: Yes €3

Water Taxi: Yes

Suitable for: All

Swim from: Level Beach

Refreshments: Yes

Beds & Umbrellas: Yes

Wi-Fi: Yes

Music: No

Toilets: Yes

Freshwater Shower: No

Molos

Distance from Hydra: 5km

Type: Pebble Beach

Walk to it: No

Hike to it: Yes

Horse trek to it: No

Beach Boat: No

Water Taxi: Yes

Suitable for: All

Swim from: Level beach

Refreshments: No

Beds & Umbrellas: No

Wi-Fi: No

Music: No

Toilets: No

Freshwater Shower: No

Kaoumithi

Located: Just after Molos bay on the north west coast.

Type: Small rocky

Walk to it: No

Hike to it: Yes

Horse trek to it: No

Beach Boat: No

Water Taxi: Yes

Suitable for: Adults

Swim from: Level rocks

Refreshments: No

Beds & Umbrellas: No

Wi-Fi: No

Music: No

Toilets: No

Freshwater Shower: No

Bisti

Distance from Hydra: 8k

Type: Level Pebble Beach

Walk to it: No

Hike to it: Yes

Horse trek to it: No

Beach Boat: Yes

Water Taxi: Yes

Suitable for: All

Swim from: Beach

Refreshments: Yes

Beds & Umbrellas: Yes

Wi-Fi: No

Music: Some

Toilets: No

Freshwater Shower: No

St. Nikolaos

Located: Western end of Hydra Island

Type: Pebble Beach

Walk to it: No

Hike to it: Yes

Horse trek to it: No

Beach Boat: Yes

Water Taxi: Yes

Suitable for: All

Swim from: Beach

Refreshments: Yes

Beds & Umbrellas: Yes

Wi-Fi: Patchy

Music: Some

Toilets: No

Freshwater Shower: No

Nisiza

Located: South west coast

Type: Level Pebble Beach

Walk to it: No

Hike to it: Yes

Horse trek to it: No

Beach Boat: No

Water Taxi: Yes

Suitable for: All

Swim from: Beach

Refreshments: No

Beds & Umbrellas: No

Wi-Fi: No

Music: No

Toilets: No

Freshwater Shower: No

Klimaki

Located: Middle of the north coast of Hydra

Type: Level Pebble Beach

Walk to it: No

Hike to it: Yes

Horse trek to it: No

Beach Boat: No

Water Taxi: Yes

Suitable for: All

Swim from: Beach

Refreshments: No

Beds & Umbrellas: No

Wi-Fi: No

Music: No

Toilets: No

Freshwater Shower: No

Limnioniza & Karalis

Distance from Hydra: South coast

Type: Mixed

Walk to it: No

Hike to it: Yes

Horse trek to it: Yes

Beach Boat: No

Water Taxi: Yes

Suitable for: All

Swim from: Beach

Refreshments: No

Beds & Umbrellas: No

Wi-Fi: No

Music: No

Toilets: No

Freshwater Shower: No

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