How to get to Hydra: the complete guide

The ultimate guide to traveling to Hydra

Hydra is a small, beautiful island near Athens which is ideal for day trips and weekend getaways. Being a car-free destination, you can stroll around and admire its stunning architecture, magnificent beaches and cultural sights. 

Make sure to add our detailed Hydra travel guide to your reading list and discover the best holiday ideas and local tips. But before we get to that, check out more information on how to get to Hydra this year.

Ferry or flight to Hydra?

The only way to reach Hydra is by ferry, as the island doesn’t have an airport. Don’t worry though, getting to Hydra by ferry can be pretty fun! After all, what better way to get in the mood for holidays in the Mediterranean than traveling by ferry?

Ferry travel is more comfortable as you can stroll around and breathe fresh air on the deck. Plus, ferry traveling is also more eco-friendly! You can find more information on sustainable ferry travel in our relevant article.

Tip: traveling by ferry to Hydra is also a great way to include island hopping in your Mediterranean adventures!

Vlichos beach in Hydra 

The magnificent Vlichos beach in Hydra

How to get to Hydra from Athens

Getting from Athens to Hydra is only possible by ferry. There are multiple crossings from the port of Piraeus to the Hydra ferry port all year long. Below, you can find more information on how to reach Hydra from Athens. 

Ferry from Athens to Hydra

The easiest way to get to Hydra from Athens is by catching a ferry from the port of Piraeus. This connection is rather popular, especially during the summer, as it is one of the top day trips from Athens. During the peak season, there are up to 9 daily crossings from Piraeus, operated by Blue Star Ferries and Alpha Lines with high-speed ferries. The ferry to Hydra takes about 1.5-2 hours and the average Athens to Hydra ferry ticket price for a deck seat is approximately €40.

Tip: check the latest Covid-19 ferry measures in Greece and get ready for your trip.

Getting to Hydra from other nearby islands

Hydra is located in the Argo-Saronic Gulf near Athens and is well connected to other nearby islands with frequent ferry routes throughout the year.

You can also catch a ferry to Hydra from the mainland ports of Porto Heli and Ermioni in the Peloponnese.

Check our Map of Ferries to find all crossings and plan an amazing island-hopping tour to Hydra!

Beach of Hydra at sunset, Greece

Relaxing moments in Hydra at sunset

Traveling to Hydra from abroad

There are no flights to Hydra from abroad and the only way to reach the island is by ferry. For example, if you're looking into how to get to Hydra from the United Kingdom, you'll need to fly to Athens first and then take the ferry to Hydra from Piraeus.

Book cheap ferry tickets to Hydra

On Ferryhopper, you can find the best way to get to Hydra by ferry. On our fare search engine, you can check all available connections and schedules in real time. Compare prices and book ferry tickets to Hydra online at no extra cost.

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