Hydra island news and views
Hydra is a long, thin island south of the Saronic Gulf and characterised by its rocky interior which is virtually uninhabited. Many beautiful 18th century mansion houses are found in and around the main port, a legacy of Hydra's great wealth when it was the home of wealthy merchants and shipbuilders. During the 18th and 19th century the island of Hydra boasted a huge commercial fleet.
Hydra is only a tiny island in the Saronic Gulf but it's architecture boasts a wealth of history that belies such an diminutive place in particular its splendid 18th century mansion houses.