... The beautiful beaches with the grey color of the rocks and the blue of the sea, give to Hydra a natural wild beauty and make it the ideal place for inspiration and creation.
Hydra has got a lot of beaches with rocks or sand and pebbles. You have got access to them on foot, with donkeys or sea transportation means. Common characteristic of these beaches are the crystal clear blue waters.
In Spilia, in Hydroneta and Avlaki someone can go by feet, as they are just minutes away from the port of Hydra.
Close to the harbour is a beautiful rocky area with deep blue water, called "Spilia", which is ideal for diving. Some rocks can be used for sunbathing.
Next lies Hydronetta, which is located to the most beautiful place, under the cannons and on the rocks, to the same area as Spilia. You can also deep dive here and sunbathe on the cemented rocks.
After Hydronetta there is Avlaki, one amazing small beach full of pebbles which is lighted at the night. You descend from some stairs right after Hydronetta and you meet the beach with blue green waters and sunbathe places.
To the three above beaches you can go on foot, as they are only a few minutes away from the main port of Hydra. Also you can go to all the above beaches with a sea taxi or tourist's boats and small boats.
Following the coastal road, we reach Kamini, one small and natural port full of fishing boats. Right next to it, there is Small Kamini, a beautiful small pebbled beach, ideal for children and sea games. At Kaminia, place for family tourism, there are rooms to rent and tavernas.
Continuing the soily coastal road, we reach the beautiful, coastal settlement of Vlychos, with magical views and magnificent sunsets, which also is ideal for family tourism. Bright white cottages and houses with spacious, full of flowers yards, are spread out and reach the hills above the beach.
Among them, the quaint seaside chapels of St. Charalambos at the plateau of the peak of a rock emerging from the sea, and the one of the Saints Karpou and Papylou (1815) and St. Paraskevi which dominates the tempest tall rock by the beach, offering a unique and magnificent spectacle.
One of the most beautiful and organised beaches of Hydra is the organised and picturesque beach of Vlychos with gray pebbles and crystal clear waters, suitable for young children. Nearby there are picturesque taverns with fresh fish and traditional food and refreshment shops for coffee and drinks.
After the small port of Vlychos, you will find the coastal settlement of Plakes Vlychou, a beautiful and organised beach with blue and clean waters. A few meters from the sea you will find a Hotel with a bar and a restaurant, where you can enjoy cool juices and delicious dishes.
Leaving Vlychos, after 20 min. of hiking and crossing a 17th century old bridge, we reach the coastal area of Palamida, a beautiful and sandy beach. There you will find the Manor of Voulgaris and the house that Kapoudan pasas lived. Close to the Palamida beach there is a place to repaire boats and further the remotly beach of Saint Kiprianos.
After Palamida, there is Molos, a close and quiet cove with a beatiful pebbbled beach, 70 minutes from the main port of Hydra.
After Molos there is Kaoumithi, a non organised beautiful beach with large sand. Bisti is a cove at the northern of the island, surrounded by tall rocks. It is an organised beach ideal for water sports, deep diving and scuba diving, next to the pine tree forest.
Next beach, close to Bisti cove, is the beautiful beach of Saint George, quiet and non organised, between two pine-clad heels. There is the small church of the named Saint.
From the northern side of the island, we reach the cove of Saint Nikolaos. An organised beach eith pebbles and crystal clear waters and scuba diving. There are there sun decks and unbrellas with tables, beach bar with beverages and fast food and pine trees with shade. At some point there is also sand to play the kids.
East there is Nisiza, a beautiful pebbled beach, non organised, in a cove, surrounded by pine trees. Next is Klimaki, a big beach, non organised, with pebbles and crystal waters, with some cottages and small Churches.
After the "Spilia tis Fokias" and "Rigas" , we are to the most beautiful beach, Limnioniza, with pebbles, non organised, which is offered for scuba diving.
After Zouvra we reach Mandraki, the old port, where its entrance was protected by two small cannons. In Mandraki there is a beutiful beach, the only in Hydra without pebbles. The beach is organised with water sports, beach bar, taverns and a hotel.
The larger beach in Mandraki Bay is operated by the Mandraki Beach Resort is the ONLY 100% sandy beach on Hydra. The resort beach offers deluxe sun beds, umbrellas, towels and complimentary water in buckets of ice with a welcome sorbet. It is the only beach on Hydra that has purpose built toilets, showers and changing rooms specifically for beachgoers. The resort provides call-button waiter service with a beach cafe menu for snacks and drinks. The Mandraki Beach Resort also has a gourmet restaurant serving breakfast for early morning swimmers, lunch as well as evening dinner. The menu is a delicious blend of Mediterranean and Asian cuisine including Sushi which is also available on the beach. The Mandraki Beach Resort can be reached by walking 20 minutes along the coast road from Hydra Harbour. Or you can enjoy a 3-minute boat ride on one of the beach boats that operate every half hour. The Mandraki Resort boat is available free of charge after 20:00 for dinner guests.
It is located only a few minutes from the port of Hydra island and you can go to Mandraki either by walking or with a sea taxi from the main port.