1 Day and 2 Day Hydra Itinerary
1 Day Itinerary
10:00-13:00 – Explore Hydra Town and lunch. You’ll arrive via ferry to Hydra Town, the only village on the island. Once you disembark, you will be steps away from the quaint village. Wander through the narrow streets and be sure to stop occasionally and soak in the culture. You’ll likely find hidden gems along the way.
After exploring the village, take a break for lunch at a cafe overlooking the marina.
13:00-16:00 – Walk to the beach. Next, head out on the walking path along the coast to Vlychos Beach. This is the walking path that goes to the west of Hydra Town. The beach is a 30 minute walk and the views are breathtaking. Once you arrive at the beach, go for a swim in the sea. From the beach you’ll be able to see the church in the sea – sitting on a rock is Agios Ioannis.
If you’re visiting Hydra for more than one day, stay at the beach longer. You can also use Vlychos Beach as a base for the day and go on short hikes from here. There are unique churches and other landmarks within a short walking distance.
16:00-18:00 – Shopping in Hydra Town. Before you board your ferry, walk through some shops and buy a treasure or two. And on your ferry ride back to Athens or another island, be sure to look west to catch the sunset.
2 Day Itinerary
After your first day on the island, add-on this day of fun to your itinerary.
Morning – Horseback Riding. Soak up the magnificent views of the island with amazing animals. Book a tour with Harriet’s Hydra Horses. She has 30 minute to full day (8 hour) treks available.
Afternoon – Water Taxi to Beaches. Take a sea taxi around the island or to the nearly uninhabited island of Dokos. You’ll be able to stop at beaches or simply take in the beauty of the island from the water.
Evening – Dinner in Hydra Town. Enjoy dinner among the sounds and smells of the village in the evening. It is truly a Greek cultural experience.