Best Beaches to Visit on Hydra Island
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Even though the Greek island of Hydra is small, it certainly leaves a lasting impression. There’s no airport on this island, which means that the port is a bustling, often hectic place. First glances, however, can be deceiving. Because no automobiles are allowed on the island, the island maintains its traditional and relaxed feel. As a result, this is one of Greece’s most perfect islands for beachgoers. Here’s a look at the best beaches the Greek island of Hydra has to offer:
Although Vlichos Beach is on the small side, it is pretty popular due to the fact that one of the island’s top resorts is nearby. This beach is made of fine pebbles and has a warm, clear blue waters. Although the beach doesn’t have refreshment options located directly on it, there are a few tavernas located within walking distance. To get here from the main harbor, you can either take a taxi boat or walk. It’s about a forty minute walk, so plan your time accordingly.
Kamini Beach is known for being a great spot for families where they are small children. Although the beach itself is tiny, it is in close proximity to several tavernas and it is in a great location. The beach itself is located in between Vlichos and Hydra Town, so you can reach it easily as part of a day trip. The water here is shallow and clear, which is why it is an ideal spot for small children.
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.
Like Spilia Beach, Hydronetta Beach isn’t made up of sand or pebbles. However, this is an extremely popular spot because of its location. Music is played in this spot for most of the day, and the beach boasts a spectacular view. The water here is also extremely blue and very warm. Like Spilia Beach, Hydronetta Beach is made up of blasted out concrete sun beds.
While on the island of Hydra, you should consider visiting one of these beaches. Some of them are even convenient for lounging even if you are only on Hydra for the day!
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