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Hydra: The Jewel of the Aegean Sea

Hydra is a Greek island located in the Saronic Gulf, known for its picturesque port town, traditional architecture and its car-free streets. The island offers a variety of activities for visitors, such as swimming, water sports, hiking and exploring the local culture and history. Visitors can also discover the island's unique traditional architecture by visiting the mansions, the monasteries and the churches. Hydra is also known for its lively nightlife, particularly in the towns of Hydra Town and Kamini, and for its delicious local cuisine, particularly seafood. The island is an ideal destination for those looking for a mix of relaxation, culture, history, and entertainment, and for those who want to experience the unique blend of natural beauty and traditional Greek island lifestyle.

Good to Know

Good to know for luxury travelers visiting Delphi:


  • Hydra has a mild Mediterranean climate, with average temperatures ranging from 10°C  in the winter to 30°C in the summer.


  • Hydra is only accessible by sea, making the arrival a luxurious experience in itself.
  • Private transfers or speed boats can be arranged for a smooth and stylish arrival.


  • Hydra offers a wide range of dining options, from casual beachside tavernas to gourmet restaurants serving international cuisine.
  • Fresh seafood is a specialty, and the local wine is highly recommended.


  • Hydra is a safe and secure destination, with low levels of crime and a strong sense of community.
  • Visitors should take normal precautions for personal safety, such as keeping valuables secure and avoiding walking alone at night.

Famous Visitors to Hydra:

Hydra is a popular destination for celebrities and notable figures from around the world. Some of the most famous people who have visited Hydra include:

  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: The former First Lady of the United States spent many summers on Hydra, owning a house on the island and becoming a prominent figure in the local community.
  • Leonard Cohen: The legendary singer-songwriter was a frequent visitor to Hydra, finding inspiration for his music in the island’s beauty and serenity.
  • Maria Callas: The world-renowned opera singer was a close friend of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and spent many summers on Hydra, performing in local concerts and enjoying the island’s relaxed pace of life.
  • Aristotle Onassis: The shipping magnate and husband of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was also a frequent visitor to Hydra, and was known for hosting elaborate parties on his yacht.
  • Pablo Picasso: The famous artist visited Hydra several times and was inspired by the island’s landscapes, creating several paintings and drawings during his visits.

These are just a few of the many famous figures who have been drawn to Hydra’s beauty and tranquility, making it a truly special and exclusive destination for luxury travelers.

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