A Dazzling Day Trip to Hydra

From £200 pp


11 hours

Private group of 1-8 people

A Dazzling Day Trip to Hydra

From £200 pp

What You'll Do

Less than two hours from Athens, Hydra island is ideal for a day-trip. Completely traffic-free, the pretty port town, lined with magnificent 18th-century mansions is full of history and cultural charm. Hydra's beaches are stunning and tranquil, and the laid-back atmosphere of Greek island living will win your heart!

At the port of Piraeus,  in Athens, you’ll board the Flying Dolphin for a quick and comfortable hydrofoil ride to the harbour town of Hydra. Once you reach the island you’ll be amazed by the local landscape that has made it a favoured retreat of jet-setters and rock stars such as Maria Callas, Leonard Cohen, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Picasso and many more.

Then it’s time to saddle up for a ride through the town’s different neighbourhoods, because the best way to explore Hydra is on the back of a horse, the island’s traditional means of transportation (no cars allowed!).

After your ride through town, you’ll return to the harbour to board one of the island’s famed water taxis, the easiest and the most exciting way to reach the island’s best beaches. Foremost among these is Plakes Beach, equipped with sun-loungers and umbrellas, where you’ll have chance to relax for a couple of hours and to bathe in the crystal-blue water and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch at a seafront taverna, right on the waters edge. 

Following lunch, it’s back to Hydra Town  and you’ll take a leisurely stroll down the maze-like side streets and by-ways where you’ll spot artists’ workshops, stylish boutiques. There are a number of well-preserved historic residences, some of which are now museums. In recent years Hydra has evolved to a cultural hub, where innovative exhibitions, hip happenings and events with international appeal attract famous visitors from all over the world each summer.

Your stroll will end at a family-run pastry shop that’s famous for the local sweet called ”amygdalota”made from almonds, and for its rich and delicious homemade ice cream. As you finish your treat on the shaded veranda of the pastry shop, you’ll be ready to leave the island with more than just a sweet taste on your lips; you’ll have the long-lasting memory of a special day spent on this little gem of an island.


The beautiful port of Hydra, rich in history and cosmopolitan fame

Horse riding through the town's cobbled streets

A sea-taxi ride, swimming in crystal clear waters and a delicious Greek lunch (not included in price) at a seaside taverna

Sightseeing in this historic location, an important center during the 1821 Greek War of Independence

Your Local Host:

Tina Kyriakis

We want to show travellers the genuine side of Greece and take them to places where they can get a real understanding of the country and the local way of life. Our tours are unique, but its our people who make them really unforgettable.

Location Information

This  private tour starts in Athens at the port of Piraeus. The exact time and location will be confirmed when you book.

You will travel by ferry to Hydra with your guide, and enjoy a full day in this enchanting island. Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, in the Aegean Sea. Widely known as one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, famous for its fine architecture, pebbly beaches and captivating character, this is a characterful and elegant island perfect for a relaxing day.

  • Professional, fun, knowledgeable top-rated English speaking tour leader from our specially trained team
  • Round trip transfer from your hotel to the harbour and back
  • Round trip ferry ride on high speed hydrofoil in assigned seats
  • Scenic horse ride around the island
  • Water taxi round trip from the centre of the island to a secluded beach and back
  • Hotel pick up and drop off, taxes, tolls, gas and 24/7 support on the ground


The group size can vary based on your prefernce. Let the host know what you request and they will accommodate towards that, ensuring you have the perfect day trip.

No - this day trip is enjoyable for all. This relaxing adventure in Hydra includes an easy walking pace, allowing people of many ages to thoroughly enjoy themselves whilst exploring this beautiful city.

Yes - a delicious Greek lunch at a beautiful seaside taverna can be included in the price. Let your host know your preferences and they can take care of the rest for you!