Fall in Love with the Beauty of Hydra Island on a One Day Self-Guided Tour

Fall in Love with the Beauty of Hydra Island on a One Day Self-Guided Tour
Fall in Love with the Beauty of Hydra Island on a One Day Self-Guided Tour
Fall in Love with the Beauty of Hydra Island on a One Day Self-Guided Tour
Fall in Love with the Beauty of Hydra Island on a One Day Self-Guided Tour
Fall in Love with the Beauty of Hydra Island on a One Day Self-Guided Tour
Fall in Love with the Beauty of Hydra Island on a One Day Self-Guided Tour
Fall in Love with the Beauty of Hydra Island on a One Day Self-Guided Tour

One Day Self-Guided Tour the Island of Hydra...

8 - 10 Hours: Get ready for a day filled with romance, history, and stunning views on the island of Hydra. This self-guided tour allows you to explore the island's unique atmosphere, from traditional stone mansions to cobblestoned streets and secluded squares.

With around 500 donkeys serving as the primary means of public transportation, Hydra has preserved its distinctive atmosphere through the passage of time. Start your day by walking along the waterfront, the heart of the town. As you wander through the streets, you will encounter monuments, churches, museums, old mansions, statues of famous heroes, and local shops and cafes. Don't forget to take in the picturesque views from the winding streets leading you to the neighborhoods located at the upper part of the town.

Discover the island's rich history, including the fact that it is the birthplace of five Greek Prime Ministers! Complete your day with a romantic lunch at one of the island's upscale restaurants, and savor the flavors of Greek cuisine. With 8-10 hours to explore, this self-guided tour of Hydra Island is the perfect day trip from Athens for those seeking a unique and unforgettable experience.


  • Explore the enchanting and romantic island of Hydra on our One Day Self-Guided Tour from Athens! Departing from Athens Downtown, our driver will transfer you to Piraeus Port to catch the ferry to Hydra. After a 1.5 hour journey, you'll arrive on this unique island, known for its distinctive atmosphere, traditional stone mansions, narrow cobblestoned streets, and secluded squares.
  • With no cars allowed, the island is home to around 500 donkeys as the main means of public transportation, adding to its charm and preserving its beauty. Take a stroll along the waterfront and discover monuments, churches, canons, museums, traditional mansions, and statues of famous heroes. Winding streets lead you to neighborhoods located at the upper part of the town, where you can explore art galleries, handicraft shops, and the Hydra Museum Historical Archives.
  • Don't forget to visit the historic Monastery of Profitis Ilias, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the island and the Aegean Sea. Hydra is also home to several beaches, including Vlychos, Mandraki, and Avlaki, where you can relax and soak up the sun.
  • In the afternoon, catch the ferry back to Piraeus port at around 14.50, or later if you prefer. Our driver will meet you at the port and transfer you back to your hotel in Athens. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the beauty, history, and romance of Hydra Island. Book your One Day Self-Guided Tour now!




  • Island of Hydra & the Traditional town with narrow streets
  • Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra
  • Lazaros Koundouriotis Historical Mansion (National Historical Museum)
  • Neoclassical & Traditional Buildings 
  • Byzantine Museum
  • Stone mansions families such as:(Voulgaris, Kountouriotis, Tombazis, Kriezis, Bountouris etc
  • Explore the island’s beaches


  • Round transfers from/to your designate point
  • Ferry tickets from/to Piraeus port - Hydra port
  • Mineral water, wet & dry tissues 
  • All taxes


  • Meals & personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)

Useful Info

  • All year, any time that you wish.
  • The duration of a ferry ride from Piraeus to Hydra varies depending on the type of ferry and the route taken. Generally, a high-speed ferry takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes. The duration of all trip is about 8 - 10 hours including the ferry ride 
  • In cooperation with the Luxury Car Rental Company www.premiumrentacar.gr ith a wide selection of brand new cars we offer the following:
  • From 1 to 4 persons, we provide you Mercedes E class or MPV, Citroen Picasso or similar
  • From 5 to 8 persons, we provide you Mini Van type Mercedes Vito or similar
  • From 9 to 17 persons, we provide you Minibus Mercedes Sprinter 18 seats
  • Our driver meets you at your hotel in Athens or Airbnb (or from your specific address) which hand you a folder with the necessary travel documents, ferry tickets and other useful information).
  • Once your booking is finalized, we will send you the booking confirmation form with pick up time and other details of the trip.
  • One day prior to the trip we will send you the drivers’ details.
  • If you arrive at Athens airport or Piraeus, our representative will be waiting there holding a sign with your name written on it, helps you with your baggage, and accompany you at your car, provide you mineral water & Tissues. 
  • Our tours are PRIVATE only for you and not for other passengers. You can add or remove everything from our proposed program in order the tour to be modified to you, also note that we can accommodate from 1 person to 36 persons or more.
  • To take full advantage of your stay in Greece, we would also like to draw your attention to the importance of taking out an insurance policy in the event of an unexpected happening during your trip. To this effect, we have collaborated with INTERAMERICAN, the largest private insurance company in Greece.
  • If you wish we can arrange your accommodation a day before and after your tour.
  • We can arrange private arrival & departure transfers from/to Athens airport
  • We keep your luggage at our luggage store with 3€ per day/per luggage

Cancellation Policy

  • In order to confirm any booking, 30% payment in advance is required, fully refundable in case of any written cancellation received 7 days prior the arrival date.
  • For any cancellation OR change within 6 days prior to the start of the tour or non - shows, full cancellation fees apply
  • A written notification of any cancellation or change is necessary to be sent to PRIVATE TOURS Greece

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