Helicopter transfer from Athens AIA to Hydra Island Greece


All private helicopter arrivals and departures are from the uninhabited, rocky islet called Kivotos, just off the Bay of Molos on the north-western coast of Hydra. Once landed, passengers can be collected by water taxi for the 5-minute taxi ride into Hydra harbour.


There is no airport nor landing strip on Hydra where a plane or helicopter can land. The ONLY exception to this is for the emergency services who do have permission to land in the playing field in Hydra town.


Flying over the sea and Hydra is a breath-taking way to start or end your holiday!


AirLift SA Helicopter Service


AirLift offers a number of helicopters to air transfer visitors to and from Hydra and Athens AIA.


Typically for transfers, you will be flown on a French-made Airbus Helicopters AS 355 but they have smaller as well as larger depending on the number of visitors and whether you want a simple transfer or perhaps a fly over sight-seeing an aerial photography session or an ambulance flight. AirLift offer a number of helicopters to air transfer visitors to and from Hydra and Athens AIA.



Airbus Helicopters AS355


AS355 carries up to five passengers in comfortable leather seats with air condition and an incompatible view from above mixed in for a perfect flight.

Origin : France

Configuration : Leather seats Big luggage space compartment for your luggage needs.

Luggage space dimensions: W x H x D

85 x 67 x 20cm

65 x 52 x 95cm

90 x 65 x 20cm




EC135 carries up to six passengers in comfortable leather seats with air conditioning and an incompatible view from above mixed in for a perfect flight.

Airbus Helicopters EC135

Origin: Germany

Configuration: Leather seats , Air Conditioning Big luggage compartment - Dimensions : 120 x 65 x 90cm

Included in the price:


  • AirLift collect passengers from the main international arrival lounge and escort them to the separate helicopter hanger to embark.
  • Flight from Athens AIA to Kivotos Islet (off Molos Bay)
  • They also include booking a water taxi to collect you from Kivotos.
    The price of the water taxi is not included as it will vary depending upon where you want to be dropped off on Hydra. So the water taxi driver is paid separately.
    Travel time from Kivotos to Hydra Harbour by water taxi is 5 mins (cost €40 - €50).




Travel time from AIA to Kivotos AS355: 30 minutes Cost for 4 persons and luggage AS355: €2250 (one way)


Travel time from AIA to Kivotos EC135: 30 minutes Cost for 5 persons and luggage EC135: €2650 (one way)


Please note that Kivotos is a barren rocky islet and you should come prepared with flat or comfortable walking shoes as you will have to walk over rough ground to get on board your water taxi (high heels will be ruined!).



Enquiries & Booking


Contact: Commercial Department of Airlift

Telephone: +(30) 210 559 6914

Mobile: +(30) 6972 710 653

Mobile: +(30) 6981 626 347 


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