From the olive tree, one produces olive oil and olives - basic elements to a Mediterranean diet. The olive tree also symbolizes peace and is found everywhere on the island along with the sage plant. Both have therapeutic powers.

The leaves of thyme produce a type of oil with similar therapeutic effects and are also used in perfumery. The pine tree is very common to Hydra, as is the cypress tree. Wild cyclamens are also likely to be seen in the winter.

You are likely to meet donkeys,mules and even, horses on your path. These local inhabitants are the basic means of transportation on the island. Throughout your journey, you will also encounter many goats and sheep that live here.