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 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
Configuration: Leather seats , Air Conditioning Big luggage compartment - Dimensions : 120 x 65 x 90cm
Included in the price:
Travel time from AIA to Kivotos AS355: 30 minutes Cost for 4 persons and luggage AS355: €2000 (one way)
Travel time from AIA to Kivotos EC135: 30 minutes Cost for 5 persons and luggage EC135: €2450 (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!).