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Why Hydra ?

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…Because it is a cosmopolitan but also quiet island, very close to Athens and with a lot of sightseeing, both for Greeks and for foreign tourists.

…Because its fleet was the body of the marine war during the Greek War of Independence in 1821, as it is still witnessed by the castle, the canons and the representation of the important marine battles and victories that still exist in the town of Hydra and on the entire island.

…Because access is very easy by sea and the ship services are very frequent all year round and you have also the alternative to drive up to the opposite coast, leave your vehicle there, catch the sea-taxi and enjoy your holidays on an island without vehicles, in a quiet and more natural way.

…Because the sea is deep, crystal clear and very clean and invites the visitor to enjoy it.

…Because here the donkeys are not just a tourist attraction, but a feature of every day life, as only them can get people and goods every where on the island, even to the hardy accessible places.

…Because it is the favorite place of many artists and intellectuals, both Greek and foreigners, who have chosen it as their temporary or permanent residence.

…Because the directors of cinema, both Greeks and Europeans, have found here fascinating scenery for their films and famous artists as Jules Dassin, Michalis Cacoyannis and Sophia Loren directed films and acted in this beautiful landscape.

…Because the local tradition is still alive and present, as we feel it in the various events, religious, national, social and cultural ones.

…Because the well preserved and accurately signaled footpaths are ideal for short or longer walks within a typically Mediterranean environment, with olive trees, sage, pine trees, wild birds and… patient donkeys.

…Because fun and amusement completes the calmness of the place and the relaxing feeling of nature so that the visitor will never get bored.

…Because the alternatives for food are plenty, for every taste and in any kind of environment: traditional taverns and modern restaurants within the town, at the port, at the beaches.

…Because of the unique architecture of the town which respects the landscape and the natural environment without forgetting to serve the needs of man.

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