Hidden Gems

Enjoy the romance of historic Hydra with luxury yacht charter in Greece

By Jenny Wilson
on  November 03, 2016

One of the most enchanting of the Saronic Islands, Hydra is not to be missed when you holiday with luxury yacht charter in Greece. An utterly charming isle, its rich history and stunning scenery make it the perfect place to enjoy a romantic break.

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Hydra has a long and varied history, reflected in both its architecture and many monuments. The cobbled streets are lined with exquisite examples of local building work, including numerous elaborate stone mansions built for wealthy dignitaries. Many of these now house collections of artefacts or art and are open to the public as fascinating museums. There are also half a dozen monasteries on the island, many of which are home to stunning Byzantine sculptures and artworks.

The fact that motorised transport is not permitted on the island only adds to its not inconsiderable appeal. Once you have had your fill of wandering the twisting pathways and admiring the local culture, head to one of Hydra’s many beaches for a spot of relaxation. There are plenty to choose from, depending on your requirements. Mandraki and Bisti are ideal if you want to enjoy some of the many water sports on offer; however, if you want to seek out the ultimate in tranquillity, head for Limnioniza. This breathtaking beach is situated on the south coast. The hike is substantial, but it is well worth the effort for a memorable excursion.

Enjoy the perfect combination of culture and relaxation with a stop-off in beautiful Hydra.

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