What's On Calender for Hydra Island


What's On Calendar for Hydra Island Greece, an events guide to all Hydra festivals, follow the parades, live music, party nights, art exhibitions, dance shows, theatre, Full Moon Parties & Guest Dj's. Your what's happening guide to having fun in Hydra.

2017 Exhibitions & Festivals on Hydra

Deste Slaughterhouse

20 June - 30 Sept 2017


Kara Walker

Hydra Workshop

July 23 to mid-Sept. 2017


Jamian Juliano-Villani

Hydrama Festival

29 June - 3 August 2017
5 performances

Hydra Schools Project

23 Jun - 30 September 2017

International contemporary artists presented by Dimitrios Antonitsis.


1 July - 10 September 2017

Underwater sculpture exhibition off Vlychos Beach

Melina Mercouri Hall

Art exhibitions throughout the summer season hosted by the Municipality of Hydra. Various artists.

Museum Exhibitions

Various exhibitions and performances throughout the year. Hosted by the Historical Archive Museum of Hydra.

September 2017


10 Aug - 30 Sep with opening party on 2 September 2017 - 21:00

Venue - Museum of Hydra

Exhibition of mosaics

Participants in the exhibition are Sophia Tsiami, Giannis Moris and Giorgos Moris.
Exhibition duration: August 10th to September 30th, 2017.

The presentation of the exhibition will take place on Saturday 2 September 2017 at 21:00.

They will be welcomed by the Vice-Governor of Sterea Ellada, Mr. Konstantinos Apostolopoulos, and the exhibition will be presented by the Director of the Historical Archives-Museum of Hydra, Mrs. Konstantinos Adamopoulos and the Theatrologist-holder of the Postgraduate "Performing Arts in Education and Lifelong Learning" Ms. Katerina Haska.


Mon, 25 September 2017, 20:30

Location: Archives - Museum of Hydra

(The lecture will be in English language)

Cost: Free

Lecture by Professor of Archaeometry Emer Jan Gunneweg, of the Institute of Archeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

 "Biblical and apocryphal manuscripts from 2000 years ago, found in caves near the Dead Sea in Israel, have been studied by nuclear technology".

Musical Concert

Sat 30 September 2017, 20:30

Location: Archive Museum Terrace

Cost: Free

"Hydra, The Way to Freedom!" Music Evening inspired by the History of Hydra with works by composer Alexandros Hahalis.


Alexandros Hahalis, composer

Gina Foteinopoulou, soprano.

Alexander Chachalis, internationally renowned composer with long artistic career abroad and extensive discography, during his recent visit to our island inspired by the stormy history of Hydra last two centuries and the beauty of the historic island and will present the first version of project "HYDRA, FUTURE TO FREEDOM".

October 2017

Rebetiko Festival

6 - 9 October 2017

Come and join the impromptu performances around town and join the main event at Xeri Elia (Douskos) on the Saturday. (You will need to book a table with the restaurant as this is a popular evening, click this link to reserve table.)

Ochi Day

28 October 2017, 10:30 - 12:00

Ochi Day is a Greek National Holiday celebrating the Anniversary of the 'NO'.

It is celebrated throughout Greece, Cyprus and the Greek communities around the world on October 28 each year, to commemorate the rejection by Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas (in power from August 4, 1936, until January 29, 1941) of the ultimatum made by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini on October 28, 1940 during World War II. Hydra celebrates with a church service at the Monastery followed by parades of children and students in the harbour.

November 2017

Patron St. Day

14 November 2017

The martyrdom of Aghios Konstandinos, he Patron Saint of Hydra is observed at the church of Aghios Konstandinos which is built on the site where the boy Konstandinos was born and raised. Many people attend the service followed by a procession through the pine forest and down to the harbour. It's a colourful and good humoured parade that visitors are welcome to walk along with.

December 2017

Dates for 2018


Epiphany 6th January 2018

Tsiknopemti 8th February 2018

Carnival 18th February 2018

Clean Monday 19th February 2018

Yacht Race 23-25th March 2018

Independence Day 25th March 2018

Pascha Sunday 8th April 2018

Miaoulia Festival (Final weekend) 21 - 23 June 2018.


Hydra's Trails Event

31 March –1 April 2018

Start getting into shape now!

SwimRun Hydra

17, 18 & 19 November 2018

Swimrun is a multiple-stage competition which involves participants running and swimming over a cross-country race course that involves many transitions between the swim and run stages of the race. What defines a swimrun is that its always carried out outdoors and in water where the goal is to go from a starting point to a finish point through a course with at least 2 swim and run sections. All the equipment that a participant starts with has to be carried all the way to the finish line. Even though swimrun urges participants to use flotation equipment, equipment larger than 100×60 cm is not allowed.[9] Because of safety measures a swimrun competition is usually carried out by teams but there are several races where you can race individually.[7] There are three classes to compete in; either a men`s class, women`s class or a mixed gender class.



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