What to do and see in Hydra, Attica: The Best Sightseeing Tours

October 14, 2021 Almeta Stockton

Discover the best top things to do in Hydra, Greece including 3-Day Tour: Corinth-Cave of Lakes-Odontotos railway-Hydra Island-Mycenae-Nafplio-Epidaurus, 3-Day Private tour: Ancient Corinth - Mycenae/Nafplio/Epidaurus - Hydra Island, Aegina, Poros & Hydra Islands Speed Boat Day Cruise, Private Excursion at Hydra Island, 3 Islands 1 Day from Athens: Hydra - Poros - Aegina , Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens with Optional VIP Upgrade, Day Trip to Hydra Island from Athens, VIP Day Cruise from Athens to Hydra, Poros and Aegina , 6 Day Tour to visit, Athens, Delphi, Cruise to Saronic Islands & Santorini tour, 3 Islands 1 Day from Athens (Hydra - Poros - Aegina) - Hotel Transfer Included.
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1. 3-Day Tour: Corinth-Cave of Lakes-Odontotos railway-Hydra Island-Mycenae-Nafplio-Epidaurus

Eudaimonia Private Tours
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Enjoy this "different" 3-Day/2-Night PRIVATE trip and experience authentic Greece with an amazing mix of 4 top historical Unesco sites, landscape, coastline & mountains, people, food & drink & islands! • A journey to the Corinth Canal & Ancient Corinth; the Cave of Lakes & Odontotos Rack Railway. • Explore the cosmopolitan island of Hydra. Amazing views, beautiful stone built houses and of course no vehicles ... just donkeys and deep blue water! • King Agamemnon's Mycenae, the Venetian "old town" of Nafplio, Palamidi fortress to optionally walk down the 999 steps and enjoy the views. Finally, the oldest theater in the world with the amazing acoustics; Epidaurus! Let your dedicated driver/guide treat you to some amazing lunch and drinks. The trip includes accommodation in a great & spacious holiday home with panoramic sea views of the cosmopolitan Hydra island.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Private tour for 1-8 related ONLY people. A "really private tour", Brand new vehicles only (2018-19), Each traveler is allowed a maximum of one medium/normal size luggage and one small carry-on bag, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Private driver/guide, Breakfast included on a self-catering basis, which means all locally sourced materials are provided (mostly our own organic fruit, vegetables, eggs, homemade bread, and desserts), In car wifi, bottled water and booklet of information with all trip details, Optional: Vegetarian lunch can be arranged in most cases. Please let us know in advance.

Exclusions: Pickup and drop-off in areas outside of Athens (additional cost), Excess luggage not allowed, Boat return tickets to Hydra island (approximate €5 to €8 per person each way for Hydra), Site tickets: Corinth (8 EUR), Mycenae (12 EUR), Epidaurus (12 EUR), Palamidi fortress (8 EUR). All half price during off season (Nov 1st to March 31st), Cave of Lakes (9 EUR), Odontotos train (9.50 EUR), Shopping stops unless you wish to do so, Gratuities

Reviewed By Cx5morgan

I had a terrific trip touring Mystras, Sparta, Delphi, Meteora, and Thermopylae with my guide Nikos! Nikos put together a custom itinerary with places in Greece that I had not yet visited. The highlight of my trip was visiting the clifftop monasteries at Meteora. We had marvelous weather for picture taking, and Nikos, knew where the best spots were. Hiking up several of the monasteries was also a unique experiences, and Nikos knew the best ones suitable for me. An AWESOME trip!!

2. 3-Day Private tour: Ancient Corinth - Mycenae/Nafplio/Epidaurus - Hydra Island

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This is a relaxed version private 3day tour that focuses on what makes Greece unique. The thrill to discover authentic Greece of hospitality, food & drink, warmth, and spontaneity! Setting off from Athens, you’ll make your way to the home of most of Greece's famous sites of the Mythical Peloponnese region. Explore Ancient Corinth and Acrocorinth. Visit the Unesco site of Mycenae and explore the seaside town of Nafplio with its Palamidi fortress and beautiful Old Town. In between, allow your tour leader to treat you to some authentic lunch where the locals eat. Overnight just opposite the cosmopolitan island of Hydra, the highlight of your Day-2. A pristine land, with no vehicles & all the locals traveling on foot or with donkeys. On Day-3, on the way back to Athens, discover the Unesco Ancient Theater of Epidaurus, famous for its acoustics. You will enjoy 2-nights accommodation in a large charming guesthouse with great sea views and Hydra. Driving distances are short and relaxed!

Inclusions: Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Private tour for 2-7 related people, Brand new 2018-2020 vehicles: For 2 people 5 door vehicle and for 3-8 related people a large minivan, Lunch on day-1&3 in a non touristy location, treat of your driver/tour leader, 2-night accommodation in a large private apartment/s with village and sea view opposite Hydra island, Breakfast on a self catering basis with all necessary items included, which are local (mostly organic) and some home-cooked products, Non smoking vehicles and driver/tour leader, Hotel/port pickup and drop-off, In car bottled water and tour information booklet, Optional: Vegetarian lunch can be arranged in most cases. Please let us know in advance.

Exclusions: Excess luggage charges (where applicable), Entrance fees to sites (roughly €12, or €6 during the off-season, per person, for each site), Boat to and from Hydra island (€6 to €8 each-way/person), Professional guide to the sites, Tourist stops to souvenir shops, etc, Pickup and drop-off in areas outside of Athens (possible additional cost), Gratuites (optional)

Reviewed By Cx5morgan

I had a terrific trip touring Mystras, Sparta, Delphi, Meteora, and Thermopylae with my guide Nikos! Nikos put together a custom itinerary with places in Greece that I had not yet visited. The highlight of my trip was visiting the clifftop monasteries at Meteora. We had marvelous weather for picture taking, and Nikos, knew where the best spots were. Hiking up several of the monasteries was also a unique experiences, and Nikos knew the best ones suitable for me. An AWESOME trip!!

3. Aegina, Poros & Hydra Islands Speed Boat Day Cruise

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Hop on board this preferred day cruise from Athens to 3 unique islands. Gaze the endless blue & white of Aegean sea in a private mode, on a sensational Rib Boat cruise from Athens. Let your personal skipper, guide you to places you have never been before and relax as you swim in pure turquoise waters. Discover picturesque Aegina, Poros and Hydra islands and stroll at the narrow alleys while tasting delightful local traditional dishes. Discover 3 picturesque islands of Saronic gulf in a private mode. Swim and tan in the pure Aegean crystal clear waters. Stop to one of Greece’s most spectacular beaches. 100% private & Fully personalized tour. Try the local traditional cuisine. You will have your own private skipper. Stop or take a swim whenever you choose. You get to see unique places of the islands. Private luxury car/mini van hotel pick-up/drop-off.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, English Speaking Private Driver , Personal Skipper, Snacks, Bottled water, Private Round Transfer from/to Hotel with luxury car/mini van

Exclusions: Lunch, drinks, coffees, ice cream, Gratuities

Reviewed By 361kata

One of the best places to visit close to Athens. It is only about 1 hour drive and the route is rewarding. Ioannis is very knowledgeable and really shared many insights. I strongly recommend this trip to cape sounio.

4. Private Excursion at Hydra Island

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Instead of just transferring you to Piraeus Port to catch the ferry, you will have the chance to kick back and enjoy the drive along the Saronic Gulf to the edge of Argolic region. We will catch the ferry to Hydra from the port of Metochi. Picturesque HYDRA is rich in naval history against the Ottoman Empire! With her breathtaking port, promenade with donkeys, cafes, tavernas, restaurants, bars, cocktail lounges and boutique hotels, Hydra, provides a refreshing visit for her guests! The air, refreshingly warm, with freshly baked pastries, carries the smell of the sea! Enjoy your espresso, frappé or cocktail and refresh yourself with a quick dip off the caldera.

Inclusions: Bottled water  , Hotel/port pickup and drop-off, Native English speaking drivers, Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points, Private tour, Refreshment wipes, Transport by air-conditioned minivan, Transport by private vehicle, Wifi, Fuel surcharge, GST (Goods and Services Tax), Parking Fees

Exclusions: Entry or admission fee, Ferry tickets, Food and drinks

Reviewed By nickgrant6

We took a private tour with Taz. The tour included Corinth Canal, ancient Corinth, Acrocorinth and Mycenae. Taz was amazing and tailored the tour to us throughout. He was extremely knowledgeable and I cannot recommend him highly enough.

5. 3 Islands 1 Day from Athens: Hydra - Poros - Aegina

Unnamed Road, Paleo Faliro 175 61, Greece Onedaytours
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An incomparable day cruise that travels you to Hydra, Poros, and Aegina, the beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf. Hydra: the Living Museum. A car free island with paved streets wandered by donkeys, imposing mansions that served as fortresses against pirates’ attacks and the 1821‘s liberation strangle. Poros,the Neoclassical. An island surrounded by thousands of pines trees extending from the rugged coasts to the sandy beaches. Aegina, the First Capital of Modern Greece. Well known for its culture, antiquities, religious sites as well as its world known pistachios. Three islands overflown with history, cosmopolitan aura, religious experience along with sounds, colors and images that you want to keep with you forever. An incomparable day cruise that travels you to Hydra, Poros, and Aegina, the beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf. Three islands overflown with history, cosmopolitan aura, religious experience along with sounds, colors and images that you want to keep with you forever.

Inclusions: Lunch, All Fees and Taxes, Greek folk band music with Dancers

Exclusions: Transportation from /to Athens hotels to cruise ship with extra cost 12 euros/pp, All Beverages and snacks, Tours in the Islands with extra cost

Reviewed By katmou222

We have this cruise booked for June 2020. As we are from Australia, our borders are closed. I have emailed three times to cancel over the past month and have not received any response. We were so keen to go on this cruise however this experience with the customer service has definitely soured the experience. We plan on going to Greece next year however I do not think we will be taking this cruise.

6. Hydra, Poros and Egina Day Cruise from Athens with Optional VIP Upgrade

Μαρίνα Φλοίσβου, Flisvos Marina, Αθήνα 175 61, Greece Chat Tours
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Visit three gorgeous Greek Islands in one day on an island-hopping cruise from Athens! Visiting the Saronic Islands of Hydra, Poros and Egina, this independent sightseeing tour includes a delicious Greek lunch and ship transfers. Sightsee, shop, swim or join exciting excursions, like a trip to the Temple of Aphaia (own expense), on this must-do day trip from Athens. Upgrade to enjoy a VIP experience with access to a VIP area, enjoy finger food and skip the line of the buffet lunch.

Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop off for options VIP Cruise Experience and Standard Cruise with Transfer (selected hotels only), Lunch, VIP option only: Hydra walking tour OR Aegina Panoramic tour, Vip option only: finger food, unlimited: bottled water, soft drinks and filter coffee, VIP option only :fast line embarkation, tour on the bridge by the Captain, exclusive lounge

Exclusions: Guide, Breakfast, optional tours on island on standard option, Pick up from Piraeus port, airport, airbnb and apartments

Reviewed By Roving02996812963

We were very satisfied with the whole process. Our driver was very nice and accommodating. He provided us with information on the drive to Delphi and also let us get off at two places to visit them. In Delphi he reserved a table for us in a restaurant, where we went to eat after our tour. The restaurant was very good. Our tour guide confidently guided us through the museum and the excavation site in German. We were all excited.

7. Day Trip to Hydra Island from Athens

Athanasiou Diakou 26, Athina 117 43, Greece Keytours - Greece
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Take a full-day excursion to Hydra, one of the most cosmopolitan islands in the Aegean Sea. Depart from Piraeus Port on the local ferry to reach Hydra in less than 2 hours, then enjoy about 7 hours at your disposal to discover this amazing Greek island independently. Wander around the picturesque town filled with red-tiled houses and stone-paved narrow alleys until it is time to take the ferry back to Athens. This package includes ferry tickets to Hydra Island and pickup and drop-off from centrally located hotels in Athens.

Inclusions: Round-trip Piraeus port transfers, Athens hotel pick up/drop off service, Round-trip ferry tickets

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Personal expenses, Escort/guide, Local excursions or activities

Reviewed By Lulupsu

The weather was against us but the guide was sunny and kept up our spirits. The site is so engaging and significant i was honored to be there.

8. VIP Day Cruise from Athens to Hydra, Poros and Aegina

Athens, Greece Keytours - Greece
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Book this Athens full day cruise to the fabulous Greek islands of Hydra, Poros, Aegina and experience VIP services, exclusive comforts and VIP roundtrip transfers! The specially designed VIP area offers an unforgettable five-star journey!

Inclusions: Business class buffet full of delicasies, First class finger food, Unlimited water, filter coffee, soft drinks, Walking tour in Hydra or panoramic tour in Aegina, Discount on the ships boutique, Fast lane embarkation & disembarkation, Roundtrip VIP Athens hotel transfers, Visit to the cruise ship's bridge and meeting with the Captain, Multilingual expert escorts on board

Exclusions: Personal expenses, Professional guide on the islands

Reviewed By Lulupsu

The weather was against us but the guide was sunny and kept up our spirits. The site is so engaging and significant i was honored to be there.

9. 6 Day Tour to visit, Athens, Delphi, Cruise to Saronic Islands & Santorini tour

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This 6 day tour combines the most important sites of Athens and Cape Sounio where you will get to explore in depth the history and architecture of Athens with spectacular exhibits and masterpieces of Ancient Greek sculptures. Visit the Oracle of Delphi and the temple dedicated to Apollo, where it is said that Pythia delivered her oracles. Saronic Island cruise, to visit Hydra where popular films have been filmed and experience the island that Leonard Cohen loved. Visit Aegina for the Monastery of Saint Nektarios, the temple of Afaia and of course its local product, pistachios. In Poros, walk among the neoclassical buildings and visit the famous clock tower that measures the good times! In the latter part of your tour you will visit Santorini, globally known for its sunset, distinctive Cycladic architecture of narrow streets and small white houses and walk in the majestic towns of Fira and Oia with panoramic view of the Caldera.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Private transportation with air-conditioned vehicle, English Speaking Professional Chauffeur, Day cruise to Saronic Islands including buffet on board, Sunset cruise to Volcano in Santorini with buffet on board, Private Tour in Delphi, Private Athens Sightseeing and Cape Sounio Tour, Fast ferry tickets from/to Piraeus port / Santorini / Piraeus, Transfer from/to Santorini port/hotel, Transfer from/to hotel in Athens/Piraeus port, 5 night's accommodation

Exclusions: Hotel City Tax, Meals & Personal Expenses, Tour guides / Entrance fees

Reviewed By harrybM4927DX

My son, daughter-in-law and I had booked a 14-day private tour of Athens, Crete, Santorini, Milos and Naxos with Private Tours Greece from May 1-14, 2020 and made a 30% down payment by credit card on 02/06/2020. All interactions with Private Tours Greece went smoothly and were professional and friendly. Then, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and my son's illness, on 03/13/2020, well ahead of the deadline for a fully-refundable cancellation, I asked Private Tours Greece to release all reservations it had made on our behalf, but to hold my deposit, in the hope that we might be able to reschedule our trip later in 2020 or in the spring of 2021. Private Tours Greece complied with my request and issued a credit voucher for the down payment I had made. As the pandemic continued to surge and Greece remained closed to visitors from the United States, on 4/17/2021, after essentially extending an interest-free loan to Private Tours Greece for over a year, I requested that my down payment be fully refunded and credited to the same credit card account to which it had been charged. Thereupon, Private Tours Greece staff claimed that the request for refund had been "forwarded" ... as it turned out later, to Alpha Bank. Nothing happened for a week. I then engaged in repeated e-mail exchanges with Private Tours Greece staff, only to be subjected to a stream of equivocations, obfuscations of the facts, and invalid excuses, including a claim that Private Tours Greece was doing me a favor by agreeing to a refund because the Greek government had allegedly given it the option to hold my funds indefinitely. I then contacted the general manager of the company, who sent me what purported to be a Greek language request to Alpha Bank (that I was unable to read) to issue the refund, along with further invalid excuses, never responding to my complaint that Private Tours Greece was in breach of its contractual obligation to issue a full refund of my down payment, not to mention doing the honorable thing, i.e., issue an immediate refund from an account he controlled directly, rather than blaming Alpha Bank for the delay by claiming that it "required" 10-15 "working" days to complete the request. Even that outlandishly ridiculous period has now expired! A complaint I submitted to Alpha Bank has received no response to date. It has now been nearly a full month since my refund request of 4/17/2021, and I may have to initiate legal action against Private Tours Greece ... with all the complexities and additional outlays and delays that would involve ... in order to reclaim my funds. The lesson to be learned here is that Private Tours Greece cannot be counted upon to honor its promises and contractual commitments. If there is any chance at all that you may have to cancel your trip, STAY AWAY!

10. 3 Islands 1 Day from Athens (Hydra - Poros - Aegina) - Hotel Transfer Included

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An incomparable day cruise that travels you to Hydra, Poros, and Aegina, the beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf. Hydra: the Living Museum. A car free island with paved streets wandered by donkeys, imposing mansions that served as fortresses against pirates’ attacks and the 1821‘s liberation strangle. Poros,the Neoclassical. An island surrounded by thousands of pines trees extending from the rugged coasts to the sandy beaches. Aegina, the First Capital of Modern Greece. Well known for its culture, antiquities, religious sites as well as its world known pistachios. Three islands overflown with history, cosmopolitan aura, religious experience along with sounds, colors and images that you want to keep with you forever. An incomparable day cruise that travels you to Hydra, Poros, and Aegina, the beautiful islands of the Saronic Gulf. Three islands overflown with history, cosmopolitan aura, religious experience along with sounds, colors and images that you want to keep with you forever.

Inclusions: All Fees and Taxes, Folklore show with traditional dances on board, Expert multilingual escorts on board, Buffet lunch on board, Transfer from/to Athens Center Hotels - Marina Floisvou

Exclusions: Personal expenses, for example beverages or snacks purchased at the bar, Optional tours during the day (bookable on request), Tips

Reviewed By Nikolas_Arg

What a fantastic experience for me and my friends! We booked this excursion in the afternoon cause we had planned a late night out in the city the previous day and it turned out to be the highlight of our trip. Our driver picked us up from our hotel with a luxurious van and by the end of the day he had become our friend. Not only that but on the way he explained to us in detail the history behind everything we were seeing. We started with a visit to the lake which was marvelous. After that we headed for Cape Sounion and the temple of Poseidon, where we watched the sunset. Definitely a unique experience. An image that will stay with me forever. I highly recommend One Day Tours. They were very friendly and informative, from the moment we made our reservation up to the point they dropped us off at our hotel. We are definitely coming back to Greece and certainly booking another excursion with One Day Tours!

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