After the Greek “hurricane” season with lots of rain, and stormy winds, and when the seas calmed again, we decided to take a trip to Hydra with our friends and family. Our favorite rib boat is ready as always to sail the short 30 miles trip to Hydra. We lowered our engine into the water, and started the trip in a perfect afternoon sunshine weather towards the south-west into the Saronic bay, and Argolida bay to reach Hydra in about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Renting a rib boat in Athens from Akeydor Blue, guarantees a safe, stable and speedy sail journey to our destinations. Renting our favorite rib boat in Athens, we sailed smoothly riding the Saronic waves and we entered the beautiful port of Hydra in the late afternoon.
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. It is separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strip of water. In ancient times, the island was known as a reference to the natural springs on the island. Hydra is one of the beauties of Greece and the Saronic bay, with lots of restaurants, cafes, old beautiful shipping mansions, and a wonderful view of the port happenings from the Miaoulis statue on top of the hill. Only 30 miles away from our launch spot, Akeydor rib cruises (Akeydor Blue) sails easily to the island with any of its modern rib boats.
After drinks at the quiet café at Hydra port, under the stars, we chat with the local fishermen and we walked the beautiful streets of Hydra to dine. Late night we slept in our rib boat at the quiet spot we moored, for the night, with view of the port and the Hydra Marine Museum at the other side of the picturesque island.
Our next day was filled with lots of walks at the picturesque streets of Hydra – and a quick sail to Dokos island for an autumn swim. Dokos is only a few minutes away, an uninhabited island where an ancient shipwreck was found at its quiet bay. We swam at the north bay, with view of Ermioni, and we enjoyed the afternoon sun.
We sailed back in absolute tranquility! Akeydor rib boat started the return voyage back from beautiful Ermioni, towards the east, past Dokos, Hydra and into the Saronic bay, to arrive at our calm Sounio bay before sunset. One more wonderful trip had taken place with our favorite Akeydor rib boat, start Athens, towards Hydra and Ermioni, and back!
- Into your voyage towards Hydra westbounds, if time permits, try to swim at Tselevinia islands where the water is crystal clear blue!
- Take several walks in and out of Hydra port, and have a cup of coffee at one of the great cafes, watching the boats come in and out of the busy port!
- Try to visit the Marine Museum where numerous antique assets are displayed from the Greek war of independence (1821) and several Greek heroes are described for their contribution to the war. Several of their ships were used at the war times, and many of them offered their properties and fortune to help Greece get up on its feet.
- If your time permits, take a swim at Dokos island, or visit Ermioni, or Spetses which are only a few miles away from Hydra.
- Dine at one of the cosy restaurants inside the walking area of Hydra.
- Visit in spring, or autumn when the weather is at its best!