Hydra Beaches are just a few in this tiny island. Hydra Greece also known as Ydra, is located 69 km from the mainland between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolis Gulf. We visited Hydra together with Poros and Aegina on a One Day Cruise to the Saronic Islands leaving from Athens, the Capital of Greece.
There are a few organized beaches with facilities like Hydroneta, Vlychos and Bisti Beaches. There are no cars allowed on the island. So, the visitor reaches the beaches by donkey, by foot or with small boats.
Here a few of the best beaches of Hydra
Vlychos Beach is one of the beautiful Hydra Beaches
Also spelled Vlihos, is located on a small resort bearing the same name. It can be reached by a 40 minute walk or by taxi boats from the harbor. This beach is underdeveloped and quiet.
The village consist of traditional white washed houses. The beach is of grey pebbles and the waters as clear as you may expect. There are umbrellas for rent.
You may try the local cuisine in one of the taverns of the village that sometimes even offer accommodation for overnight stays.
This is a small fishing port between Hydra Town and Vlychos. Next to the Village of Kamini to the west you’ll find two small pebbled beaches called Megalo and Mikro Kamini. The beaches do not have facilities, but they are still very popular among families with small children due to its shallow waters. It offers a few options for dining and overnight
Just a few steps to the west from the harbor is located this rocky beach. The beach has been cemented to create a flat surface for sunbathing. The waters are clean and crystal clear and deep enough for swimming.
On top of the hill there is a variety of options for coffee, snacks and spirits. Getting to this beach is the easiest.
This is a beach with cemented sun decks and deep blue waters. It is very popular because of the bar that hangs from the rocks, playing music all day long, and offering one of the most beautiful views of the surrounding islands.
It is located right next to Spilia Beach and is considered by many one of the best beaches of Hydra.
Beautiful and secluded Avlaki Beach in Hydra
This is a small pebbled beach, next to Spilia Beach and Hydroneta. Like the others it has a concrete flat surface for sunbathing.
The access from Hydra Town is easy, just descending a few rocky stairs. This beach is very small and sometimes is full of people with no place to stretch your towel.
Agios Nikolaos Beach
Located on the west coast of Hydra, this is a deserted pebble beach that can be reaches only by taxi-boat. The visitor should prearrange the return trip with the boat and at the same time bring food and water, since there is no tavern or facilities on this beach.
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It is located on the westernmost point of the island and is accessed only by boat. It is well organized with sunbeds and umbrellas. This beach provides an array of water sports facilities.
It is surrounded by big rocks and a pine forest that provide the necessary shade.
With a great view to the Peloponnese, Mandraki, also known as Miramare for the resort hotel on the beach can be reached with a 20 minute walk from the harbor or by taxi boat.
It is an organized sandy beach with crystal clear waters. It offers many water sports facilities like water skiing, wind surfing and many more.
Limnioniza Beach for a day of swimming and relaxation
It is located on a small bay far from the big masses of tourists and next to a tiny islet that provides protection against strong winds that are called Meltemia.
This is a beach for swimming in the crystal clear waters in an atmosphere of relaxation and peace. The beach offers some facilities such as sunbeds, umbrellas and some kiosks for drinks and snacks
The beach is accessed by taxi boat of private boats.
Located next to Vlychos it is a small sandy beach with clear waters and away from the crowded places on the island.
One of this beach characteristics is an old bridge dating to the 17th century, made of stone.
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Map of Hydra Beaches on the Saronic Gulf