How to get to Hydra, Greece

The complete guide to the lady of the Saronic Gulf

Hydra is a small, beautiful island near Athens which is ideal for day trips. Being a car-free destination, you can stroll around and admire its stunning architecture, magnificent beaches and cultural sights. On Ferryhopper, you can find a detailed Hydra travel guide with holiday ideas, as well as 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 quite fun! Ferry travel is more comfortable as you can stroll around and breathe fresh air at the deck. Keep also in mind that the ferry is probably safer during the Covid-19 era as you can sit on the open-air deck. 

Note: ferry traveling is also more eco-friendly! You can find more information on sustainable ferry travel on our relevant article.

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 very popular, mainly during the summer, as it is one of the top day trips from Athens. There are normally up to 2 daily crossings from Piraeus, operated by Blue Star Ferries and Anes Ferries with high-speed ferries. The ferry to Hydra takes about 1.5 hours and the average Athens to Hydra ferry ticket price for a deck seat is approximately €30.

Tip: check the latest Covid-19 ferry measures in Greece.

Getting to Hydra from other nearby islands

Hydra is located in the Saronic Gulf near Athens and is well connected to other nearby islands with frequent ferry routes, all year long. Check our Map of Ferries to find all crossings from Aegina, Agistri, Poros and Spetses and plan an amazing island-hopping tour to Hydra!

Beach of Hydra at sunset

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 UK, you'll need to fly to Athens first and then take the ferry to Hydra.

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 connections with their respective schedules. Compare prices and book ferry tickets to Hydra online, with no extra fees.

Tip: check the latest ferry ticket offers for Hydra and more Greek islands on Ferryhopper!

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