Despina I & II
Two of the most immaculately maintained sea taxis for Hydra Island transport.
Father and son, Kostas & Nikos Georgeakopoulos are men of the sea. It's in their blood. Both are graduates of the internationally renown Merchant Marine Academy of Hydra. During the summer they operate two of the most up-to-date and comfortable sea taxis, Despina I & II. Both are maintained in tiptop condition.
I have a personal history with the Georgakopoulos family. When I first moved to Hydra in 2000 with my daughter, I lived in Kamini and they were my neighbours. Despina, Kostas' wife and for whom the boats are named, was one of my first Hydriot friends and Nikos was in the same class at school as my daughter. As we arrived in the depths of winter, Kostas was 'away at sea' so I didn't get to meet him until our first Pascha on the island. And I quickly realised that being away at sea was an annual 'happening'. During the winter, Kostas, and now Nikos, both work on the huge ships that sail the international high seas. They return to Hydra like migrating birds to work the summers with their sea taxis, which must seem like a holiday after the pressures of sailing tankers worldwide!
So when you come to Hydra, you can be assured that you will be in very capable hands when you book Despina I or II for a quick trip along the coast or a longer trip to the mainland or another island.
Slightly larger than most Hydra sea taxis, they have higher ceilings so are more comfortable for taller people especially for longer journeys. And there is plenty of room for luggage if passengers are being collected or returned to the mainland.
All sea taxis work on a fixed tariff, which is the same for all boats. The tariff is displayed inside Despina I & II. The price quoted is per journey for the maximum number of passengers which in the main is 8 people and their luggage. If you share the ride with another person or group, then the price will be divided by the number of people making the journey. And of course, this is more environmentally responsible too.
From Hydra Port to:
Vlychos €17 (beach) €18 (Harbour)
Vlychos Plakes €20
Zourva (lighthouse) €40
Porto Hydra €80
Dokos Harbour €75
St. Nikoloas €80
Round the Island Trip: €220
(Please note that after dark rates are up to 50% extra, supplements for excess luggage.)
If you need transport for other than the standard destinations, please don't hesitate to enquire.
Enquiries & Reservations
If you need transport for somewhere other than the standard destinations, please don't hesitate to enquire.
Mobile: +(30) 6955 190 110
Mobile: +(30) 6944 738 100
You can find us with the other water taxis in the East corner of the harbour or please use the email form below to pre-book.
Published 2nd May 2018