Top Beaches to Visit on Hydra
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Hydra is a Greek island in the Argo Saronic Gulf. Thanks to its close proximity to Athens, Hydra gets a lot of visitors especially during the summer. Cars and other vehicles are prohibited on the island so getting around is done via walking, boating, or riding donkeys. Hydra is home to beautiful beaches. Here are five beaches you can visit when on the island.
Located just 1 km from the town of Hydra, Kaminia beach is family friendly and organized. The pebbled beach is close to a few taverns and a convenient beach bar. There is an area called Mikro Kamini, which is a perfect area for families with small children as the water is shallow and clear. Kaminia beach is also a port full of fishing boats.
Vlichos beach is located 2 km from Hydra town and can be accessed via foot or taxi boat. Vlichos beach is located in the small the resort town of the same name, so you will find tavernas and other amenities in the area. On the pebbled beach you can rent beds and order food and drink. It’s a relaxing spot to spend the day with the family. The waters at Vlichos beach are also shallow and crystal clear. Above the beach are white cottages and houses with yards full of colorful flowers.
Hydroneta beach is unique as it has cemented sun decks and a bar that hangs from the rocks. Music is played for approximately 20 hours a day creating a relaxing environment. The view from the bar is spectacular and a must-see during sunset. You can swim in the beautiful blue waters below or spend the day lounging in the sun. There is also a cafeteria above the beach with good food and a great view of the surrounding area. There are also cannons above the beach. Hydroneta is just walking distance from Hydra Town.
If you’re into diving and water sports, Bisti beach is for you. Bisti beach is on the western side of Hydra island. The beach is run by the diving club, but you don’t need to participate in any of the water sports to enjoy the beach. If you do want to spend time on the water you can go kayaking, scuba diving, or snorkeling. You get to Bisti beach by taking a boat from Hydra Port.
If you want to experience a secluded beach that is partially organized, Limnioniza is for you. This beach is located 4 km south-east of Hydra Town. The crystal clear emerald waters, deserted location, and peaceful environment make this beach the place to go if you want a quiet, relaxing day. The beach is accessible via taxi boat or private boat. Scuba diving is available at this beach if the activity interests you.
Although this area is called Spilia Beach, it actually resembles more of a cave than a beach. Here, concrete has been blasted out to form beds that are perfect for lounging. The sunshine is strong here and extremely relaxing, and the waters are warm and clear. This beach is also convenient to approach since it is located near the main harbor. This makes it a perfect spot for those who are staying near the harbor or who are only on Hydra for the day.
If you are lounging at Spilia Beach and want a change of pace, consider walking to Avlaki Beach. All you need to do is take the stone steps down towards the water and you’ll be met with a strip of pebbles that are perfect for lounging and bathing in the sun. The water here is also clear blue and extremely warm. Although the beachside area is small it is still worth a visit, especially if you were already in the area.
When visiting Hydra, you have a number of beaches to visit. The island and its beaches are relaxing, beautiful, and come with amazing views.
This post was written by Greek Boston