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.

2020 Dates

  • Epiphany: 6 January 2020
  • Tsiknopempti: Thursday 20 February 2020
  • Carnival: Sunday 1 March 2020 (Cancelled throughout Greece as a precaution to avert potential spread of illness)
  • Clean Monday: 2 March 2020
  • Hydra's Trail Event: 3 - 5 April 2020
  • Western Easter: Sunday 12 April 2020
  • Greek Orthodox Pascha: Sunday 19 April 2020
  • Miaoulia Festival Fireworks: Sat 27 June 2020

Light Space Yoga Retreat

MAY 24th – 30th, 2020

 

Nurture yourself with the unique experience of the Light Space Yoga Retreat on the Greek Island, Hydra, set against a backdrop of bougainvillaea and exquisite Mediterranean views. Add to this stunning picture daily yoga in our private yoga room set against the Hotel Bratsera pool, daily meditation, coastal walks, healthy and delicious meals, swimming in the Mediterranean ocean, lying by the pool, time to journal, space to dream, complete indulgence, and lots of time just for you…and you have the 2020 Light Space Yoga Retreat!

Assumption Day

Date: Saturday, 15 August 2020

Assumption Day (Dormition of the Virgin Mary) is a Greek Orthodox Religious observation, which because it is of such significant importance to the Greeks, is also a National Bank Holiday allowing them to travel to be with family at this important occasion. This is a joyful celebration because it commemorates Mary's reunion with Jesus in heaven. On Hydra, the congregation of the island's main churches fast and celebrate mass for the week leading up to the 15th as well as observing mass after. The main focus of the week centres on the Monastery Church in the centre of Hydra Harbour which is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

Rebetiko Festival (2-5 October 2020)

Date: Saturday, 3 October 2020 Time: From 20:30 till late Location: Xeri Elia (Douskos) Taverna Ticket Price: Free Admission (Pay for your dinner & donations on the night appreciated.)

The Rebetiko Conference of Hydra as well as the regular rebetiko music evening organized by Ed Emery, SOAS Rebetiko BAND and the Institute of Rebetology will come to Hydra and present the Rebetiko music evening, which is the main event of the conference,  that is open to everyone. Admission is free but you will need to book a table for dinner at the Xeri Elia Taverna. Please contact Stavros Douskos asap to reserve a table early as this is a very popular event of music, singing and dancing!

Yacht Race

Date: Fri - Sun 23 - 25 October 2020

Organised by the Greek Yachting Association, the October regatta closes the summer season. Participating yachts race from Piraeus and depending upon the weather, start coming into Hydra Harbour on Friday night. There's a hospitality event for the yachtsmen followed by an award ceremony before the yachts leave on Sunday morning for the next leg of the race.

Ochi Day

Date: Wednesday, 28 October 2020 Time: From 10:00 till 12:00 Location: Hydra Harbour

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 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. On Hydra, there are church services and a parade along Hydra Harbour with all the children and students of Hydra taking part.

Hydra's Patron Saint's Day

Date: Saturday, 14 November 2020 Time: Procession from 10:30 till 12:00 Location: Ag. Konstandinos Church to Hydra Harbour

The celebration of Hydra's Patron Saint, Aghios Konstandinos, starts on the 13th. On the 14th the Doxology is sung in the subsequently formed 'Litaneftiki' procession which leaves the Church of Aghios Konstandinos at 10:30 and makes its way down the winding road from Kiaffa through the pine trees to Kala Pigadi and then down to the harbour following Andreas Miaoulia Street. Eventually the procession finishes with a blessing outside the port entrance to the Cathedral.

SwimRun Hydra

Date: 20-22 November 2020


Team Swimming & Running sports event hosted on Hydra for the first time in 2018 with great success. A maximum of 50 pairs taking part in various locations around the island.
A SwimRun is a multiple-stage competition which involves a pair of athletes running and swimming tied together with a rope, over a cross-country race course or loop-course that involves at least 2 transitions (3 transitions in the case of Hydra and a total of 14,7km) between the swim (3,7k) and run (11k) stages of the race. Athletes may use special swimming equipment like wetsuits, paddles or pull buoys, except for floating aids (not provided by the organiser). They can also wear shoes during the running legs. However, each piece of equipment has to be carried throughout the race. The team of 2 must complete the race tied together with the rope which the organiser will provide. 

 

 

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