Where to stay around Hydra?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 156 holiday lettings near Hydra. From 61 Villas to 59 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Hydra for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Hydra?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Hydra. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Greek Islands: 13,323 holiday homes
  • Aegean Islands: 13,197 holiday homes
  • Peloponnese: 2,077 holiday homes
  • Greece Mainland: 8,535 holiday homes
  • Spetses: 239 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Hydra! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Hydra?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Hydra with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Poros: 58 holiday lettings
  • Portocheli: 270 holiday lettings
  • Ermioni: 229 holiday lettings
  • Galatas: 40 holiday lettings
  • Methana: 137 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Hydra?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Hydra. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hydra Town Harbour: 342 holiday rentals
  • Spetses Beach: 429 holiday rentals
  • Poros Town Clock Tower: 304 holiday rentals
  • Kanali Beach: 308 holiday rentals
  • Port of Spetses: 433 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hydra listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in Hydra, Greece your home away from home

Sitting between the islands of Poros and Spetses in the Argo-Saronic archipelago of Greece is the beautiful Hydra Island, which is hugely popular with domestic tourists. The incredible beauty and stunning red roofed villages are wonderfully easy on the eye, with no motorised vehicles allowed, nothing can break the peace and quiet. Known as an artists retreat, Hydra villas are very wonderfully comfortable and extremely fashionable, yet manage to retain the authentic character and magical beauty of the island in tact.

Things to do in Hydra, Greece

Hydra Island is kept blissfully peaceful, relaxing and untouched due to the blanket ban on motorised vehicles. Donkey rides are not simply for the benefit of the few discerning tourists that arrive on the island, but an essential part of life from a Hydra villa. Tradition still lives on strong here, and daily lives have not been influenced by the slow increase of foreign tourists finding quiet, self catering Hydra Island accommodation for their holidays. The great role played by the island in the Greek Revolution has also not been forgotten by the inhabitants.

The beaches that surround Hydra are mainly rocky stretches, with tiny pebble stretches from which to swim or launch a boat. The beaches are not the huge sandy expanses common on many Greek islands, but are wonderfully picturesque nonetheless. Water sports are of the highest quality however, and there are plenty of opportunities to go sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing or scuba diving. Bisti Bay, is the best place to head from a Hydra rental for water sports, and the bay is also the beat snorkelling and kayaking location.

Hydra celebrates many festivals throughout the year, which are fantastic fun to get involved with. The religious festivals are celebrated with aplomb especially Easter and the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in August. The historic Miaoulia Festival, which is marked with feasts, dances and a long night of partying, and the Summer Cultural Festival in the middle of July are both magnificent times to be staying in a Hydra accommodation. There are also a great number of art exhibitions throughout the year.

Places to visit on holiday in Hydra, Greece

A holiday rental property in Hydra Island is a fantastic base from which to go island hoping. Chartering a yacht and heading around the warm, clear waters of Mediterranean is a beautifully relaxing way to spend a few weeks, many, many miles from home.

Travel to Hydra, Greece

There is no airport on Hydra Island, the closest being Athens’ International Airport (ATH). There are a great range of inbound flights from the UK arriving into Athens, and from there, there are two daily ferries that cross from Athens’ Piraeus port to the island, taking around 3.5 hours.

Seasonal weather in Hydra

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Exploring the natural landscape of Hydra

Hydra is famous for its pristine beaches and island views. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Hydra. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mandraki Beach (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Vlychos Plakes (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Kanali Beach (10.8 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Askeli Beach (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Dardiza Beach (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • Katafyki Gorge (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)