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Greece Sailing and Exploring the Island of Hydra

By MedSailors Crew
on  July 22, 2016

The Greek island of Hydra has plenty to see and much to enjoy. A wonderful combination of old and new, the island offers many glimpses into the Greece of the past whilst providing everything the modern visitor could want or need. Not only that, the island’s enviable position in the heart of the Saronic Gulf means holiday-makers can enjoy a temperate climate nearly all year round.

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Adventure seekers may want to challenge themselves to reach the peak of Mount Eros. Perfect for a summer’s day hike, Mount Eros is, perhaps unsurprisingly, the highest point on all of Hydra. As such, the views from here are unparalleled, as they span Hydra itself and beyond.

Amongst the incredible archaeology on the island are over 300 traditional Greek churches. Here visitors can learn much about the fascinating culture of the Greek people, and nowhere more so than at the monastery built as a tribute to the Virgin Mary. This building can be found on the town’s waterfront, meaning that once it has been explored, you are in the perfect place to enjoy one of Hydra’s many eating and drinking opportunities.

When you are at Hydra’s port, you may also find the time to explore the National Historical Museum, which can tell you much about the island and the rest of Greece’s amazing past too. However you choose to spend your time, you can rest assured that a Greece sailing visit to Hydra will live long in the memory.

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