Renting a boat in Hydra is the ideal way to sail on some of the calmest waters in Greece. The area is popular among yacht owners, and you’ll notice sailing and fishing is a popular activity. Hydra is situated in the Argosaronic gulf near Athens, with a private yacht charter you can pamper yourself and your loved ones for an unforgettable vacation. You can easily find the ideal catamaran, sailboat, motor yacht or speedboat of your choice from the picturesque harbor of Hydra or any marina in Athens. You can directly contact the owners for the ideal boat or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a sailboat or speedboat with a skipper, or without if you own a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise along the unique coastline of Hydra. You also have the option to rent a motorboat, their fast cruising speed will allow you to tour various beaches you desire in a short amount of time. With the option to book a catamaran, you can throw a birthday or bachelor party, enjoy a romantic cruise, or celebrate a wedding anniversary onboard. Finally, you can hire a luxury yacht or sailboat at a decent price and enjoy a 4-day charter in the Argosaronic islands.
Hydra is a heavenly island in Greece that resembles quite well the enchanting landscape mentioned in several myths. There are several activities you can do in Hydra. If you’re a hiking enthusiast, you should explore Mount Eros for fantastic views over the islands. On the route, you can stop at the Prophet Elias Monastery. Hydra has many cultural attractions. The Museum and Historical Archives of Hydra is a former Greek mansion, beautifully restored and transformed into a museum. Here you can admire a collection of Greek artifacts and archives. Other attractions you can explore are the Lazaros Koutouriostis Museum and the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. An interesting fact about Hydra is that there are no scooters or cars allowed in Hydra. It is a rather remote and tranquil tourist destination. You can reach Hydra by ferry from Athens or by water taxi. Even though Hydra is not so popular among tourists because it is rather difficult to reach. But its charming coastline will entice you from first sight. Several small taverns and shops cater to visitor’s needs. Keep in mind that usually, in colder month’s shops and taverns are closed in Hydra. Once you have strolled through the beautiful town of Hydra, it is time for you to head to your yacht and enjoy a wonderful sailing adventure with your family and friends.
You can rent a motorboat or rib boat to reach some remote beaches of Hydra. Some unexplored bays and coves are ready to enchant you. Avlaki, Kaminia, and Vlyhos are pebbly and organized beaches of the island you can visit. The beaches have very nice tavernas and bars that can only be accessed by boat. You can also rent a catamaran and visit the beach of Bisti on the southern side of the island. Bisti forms a small bay with very nice shade, there are also watersports available. Any moment you can also stop to visit the ruins of important temples, dedicated to the God Poseidon. Finally, the beach of Mandraki is the only sandy beach on the island that is ideal to enjoy a swim in turquoise waters.
A yacht charter in Hydra can also be spent sailing around the Saronic and Argolic islands. You can begin your boat trip from Athens and include Hydra, Poros and Aegina in your itinerary. You also have the option to stop by Dokos island between Ermioni and Hydra for a two-day cruise. From Hydra, you can also visit Spetses and Porto Heli or follow the route along the Poros canal and visit the uninterrupted beaches along the coast. Hydra also makes a wonderful weekend escape with a sailboat. You can join dozens of sensational yachts in the magical harbor and be fascinated by so many beautiful islands that have preserved their distinctive atmosphere through the passage of time.
Below you will find some useful information for your boat hire in Hydra.
Hydra Harbour: filled with colorful fishing boats and may get crowded in the summer. Crossed anchors are a common event on the weekends as it remains to be a favorite spot for yachts to tie in the main quay.
The ferry from the Piraeus Port in Athens to Hydra should take 2 hours. Hydra is connected by ferry with Portos, Spetses, Ermioni and Porto Heli.
Mandraki, Hydra: the bay is located ¾ mile east of Hydra. A great bay for a swim with taverns ashore and fairly sheltered except to northerly winds.
Agios Nikolaos, Hydra: A great bay with nice surroundings and great for a swim.
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