Lying in the archipelago of Argo-Saronic is the beautiful Greek island of Hydra. The island is located between other two islands, namely Poros and Spetses, close to the coast of Peloponnese. Island Hydra is a popular holiday destination with its cobbled alleys and homes with red roof tiles. Island Hydra has managed to retain its unspoilt beauty despite the thousands of tourists and holidaymakers who flock to its shores each year. It is best to book Hydra Island villas well in advance because it may be difficult to find one on arrival, as they are so popular. The island can also make a great home base due to its proximity to the city of Athens. People looking for a relaxing and laid back holiday will enjoy their stay in Island Hydra holiday rentals. It is dotted with numerous cafes, where you can just sit down with a book and a drink and watch people wander by. In addition, the island has numerous waterfront shops that can keep holidaymakers busy bargaining for gold jewellery.
Hydra Villa Rentals - treat yourself to a peaceful retreat in this untouched Greek island paradise
The island has a busy marina, where several cruise ships drop anchor everyday, so that passengers can spend a couple of hours exploring the island. Fortunately, most of these holidaymakers leave within a few hours, and this has left the natural beauty of the island intact. The best way of exploring the island is on foot. The island consists of three main streets, which lead from the waterfront into the heart of the island. When you stay in Island Hydra holiday apartments, you will get an opportunity to visit the Monastery of the Panagia. This monastery is located at the harbour. While it no longer functions as a monastery, you can still check out the small museum, and its marbled columns and church. The best time to stay in Island Hydra holiday rentals is during the Easter weekend. The celebrations begin on the last Thursday of Lent. The following day, on Friday, different church congregations walk through the town and converge at the monastery. On Saturday, at midnight, the night sky lights up with an explosion of fireworks, and afterwards people hold lit candles and head back home or stop at the numerous island restaurants to eat in soup, red Easter eggs and lamb while drinking wine or Margaritas.
Villas on Hydra Island and marvel at the unspoilt natural beauty of Hydra
Just west of the main village of Island Hydra is the smaller village of Kamini, and beyond that is the settlement of Vlichos. These villages can be reached by foot or by motor boats. As people walk beyond Vlichos, they reach Molos, which is covered with pine trees. When you stay at Island Hydra holiday rentals, you can access Mandraki Beach belonging to Hotel Miramare where you can go windsurfing and indulge in other water sports. There are several paths and settlements leading to small churches and monasteries dotting the island. During spring, the island is a riot of colour with wildflowers blooming in profusion, a truly magnificent sight to take in.
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