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.

Contemporary Art Exhibition - IAMY

September 12, 2018 until 21 July 2019

Visual Presentation " CONTEMPORARY ART MEETS Naive Art in Hydra " from the  Collection of the Family Dr. Panos KORONAKI - Rohlf with  28 Works  20 Artists from eight countries of the world will take place at the Historical Archives-Museum of Hydra.


In the words of Panos Koronaki - 

☀️♥️☀️... our family collection of special works of art, theme: "Contemporary Art meets naive art in Hydra" until Sunday 21 July 2019 ☀️♥️☀️... in the historical archive - museum in Beautiful Hydra, history, art, culture... ☀️♥️☀️ 28 projects, 20 artists from 8 countries of the world (Alexander Calder, antoni tapies, Joan Vila Casas, Victor Vasarely, Ivan Generalic, Ivan Lackovic, dragan gazi etc)



Hydrama Theatre

Date: Thursdays - 27th June - 22nd August 2019 Time: 21:15 Location: Hydrama Theatre Vlychos Ticket Price: Free

Hydrama performances this summer. 
“ORESTES” adapted from the ancient plays. Presented by theatre students from Oakland University. Director: Karen Sheridan
“OUR LEONARDO” Dance/theatre tribute to Leonard Cohen’s Hydra years, returning by popular demand. Presented by a fresh cast of 20 talented & energetic dancers & actors from Canada’s Ryerson Theatre. Featuring Gregory Eadie reprising the title role - and introducing an unusual guest appearance… Director: Peggy Shannon Choreographer Alyssa Martin. 
“THE LADY OF RO” by Gianni Skaragas Featuring the distinguished Greek actress Fotini Baxevani, accompanied by a cellist. A stirring and lyrical performance, based on real events, which will break and mend your heart. Director: Katerina Bertheka
Adapted into English from the award-winning Greek production. Presented by an international cast of performers from Kuwait, Iceland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Holland Romania, Scotland ,USA & India. A contemporary poet encounters ten female figures of ancient Greek tragedy, revealing differing aspects of womanhood through the works of the three tragedians. Director: Kostas Gakis 
“LALIES of HYDRA” Devised theatre, presented by Hydriots. Director: Arabella Ross

Photography Exhibition

Date: 8 July - 8 Sept 2019

Renown French photographer, Pascal Blondeau is exhibiting 2 collections of his work at the Historical Archive Museum of Hydra this summer. Although a longterm resident of Hydra, this is the first time his work has been exhibited on the island.


Location: Hydra Museum


Times: 09:00 - 16:00 & 19:30 - 21:30 every day


Entry: free of charge


Reception: Sunday 4th August 19:30 - 21:30.



Assumption Day

Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019

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.

Charity Concert

Date: Saturday, 17 August 2019 Time: 21:00 Location: Courtyard of the Monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ticket Price: €50

10th charity classical concert in memory of Kostis Sofianos. All proceeds to the Kouloura Hospital of Hydra.

A Kentro Body Balance Retreat in Hydra

Date: August 30 - September 2

Join Angelika Thusius for a Kentro Retreat in Hydra! Enjoy a relaxing and vitalizing vacation by experiencing the Kentro method: Practical, pleasurable centring movements for a healthy back and body, effortlessly. No need to “correct your posture” or “push yourself into shape.” Let your body resolve muscle and joint pain while sitting with a Greek coffee or walking to the beach. Feel more limber and toned with centring movements for standing, bending, sitting and lifting. Savour lasting comfort and ease. With Kentro every move is exercise, every move is grace.


Location: Ippokampos Hotel

Cost: $380 per person (max 12)

Rebetiko Festival

Date: Saturday, 5 October 2019 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 25 - 27 October 2019

Organised by the Greek Yachting Association, the October 2018 regatta closes the summer season. Participating yachts race from Piraeus and depending upon the weather, start coming into Hydra Harbour on the Friday night. There's a hospitality event for the yachtsmen followed by an award ceremony, before the yachts leave on the Sunday morning for the next leg of the race.

Ochi Day

Date: Monday, 28 October 2019 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: Thursday, 14 November 2019 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: TBC November 2019

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. 

2020 Dates

Epiphany: 6 January 2020

Tsiknopempti: Thursday 20 February 2020

Carnival: Sunday 8 March 2020

Clean Monday: 9 March 2020

Western Easter: Sunday 12 April 2020

Greek Orthodox Pascha: Sunday 19 April 2020

Miaoulia Festival Fireworks: Sat 27 June (TBC)



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