Hydra is one of the most unique places on earth that easily stands out. It is relatively close to Athens, but at the same time it enjoys a laid back atmosphere that is hard to find anywhere else.

Hydra is a no-car island, meaning that the only means of transport are the donkeys and the water taxis, and, of course, your own feet. It also has a rich maritime tradition that has brought wealth to the island through history. Hydra has been a favorite place of many artists, like the great poet and singer Leonard Cohen who lived on the island for many years.

The Four Seasons Hydra hotel lies on Vlychos beach, south of Hydra’s port. Situated right between the mountains and the sea, and inundated by the warm shades of olive-trees, the hotel offers a majestic view of the island’s sunset and is one of the best accommodation options from April to October.

  • Location: Vlychos Beach
  • Port Distance: 35min walk from the port or 5 min with a water taxi


To get from the port of Hydra to Four Seasons Hydra and vice versa, you can use our boats, which are free of charge for hotel guests. The boats' capacity is 8 people, and you can find them in front of the belfry.

To get to Hydra from Athens by car, after an about 2-hour drive you reach Metochi, a village opposite to Hydra, where you can leave your car and get across to Hydra by ferry, or by calling a water taxi on the phone numbers +30 22980 53690 (taxi center) or +30 22980 52279 (port police).

To get to Hydra from Piraeus port, you can take a flying dolphin or a ferry, all leaving from gate E8 (in front of St. Spyridon church). To get from Athens airport to Piraeus port, you can take the subway (blue line, change to green line at Monastiraki station), or the bus No. X96, or by a taxi.

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