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Day Trip to Hydra Island from Athens

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    What to Expect
    After morning pickup from your central Athens hotel (select hotels only), set off by air-conditioned vehicle for Athens’ port at Piraeus. Here, board the ferry for Hydra, one of Greece’s Saronic Islands, located in the Aegean Sea.

    Enjoy the scenery and sea air on your journey, admiring the Greek coast and islands along the way. As you approach Hydra Town, take in the natural amphitheater of the harbor, where the quayside is ringed with pastel-colored houses and mansions from the 18th and 19th centuries.

    Then, step ashore and enjoy hours to explore and relax as you wish. All your activities on the island, including meals, drinks, boat trips, and sightseeing are at your own expense.

    A favorite haunt of artists and musicians in the 1960s and 70s, this picturesque island offers a timeless Greek atmosphere tinged with a cosmopolitan vibe. No motor vehicles are allowed — apart from garbage trucks — with the only transportation provided by bicycle, donkeys, and water taxis — adding to the slow pace.

    Perhaps start by watching the boats come and go over coffee, and then delve into Hydra’s quaint, paved lanes. Admire the stone houses and flower-filled gardens, and browse the chic shops and boutiques before enjoying lunch (additional cost) in a taverna or café.

    If you wish, seek out some of the pretty beaches. Hydra has many swimming spots and bays, some on the edges of Hydra Town, and some in more remote locations, accessible by boat (additional cost).

    As the day draws to a close, perhaps finish at one of Hydra Town’s popular bars. Cocktail lounges and music clubs can be found all around town.

    Then, relax on your ferry journey back to Piraeus, where your trip ends with a drop-off at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Athanasiou Diakou 26, Athina 117 43, Greece

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Complimentary pick up/drop off service from/to Athens centrally located hotels.
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    12h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Round-trip port transfers
    • Athens hotel pick up/drop off service
    • Round-trip ferry tickets
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Personal expenses
    • Escort/guide
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This excursion is unescorted and gives you the freedom and flexibility to enjoy your time on the island at your own leisure
    • Exact departure/arrival times depend from the availbaility of the ferry tickets
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We did this trip on are own. Made arrangements and purchased tickets the day before. It is easy enough. Plan your day and be prepared. It is all walking or taking a boat to a boat access beach. Great food, swimming, and shopping. I would...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Reviewed 30 June 2019 via mobile

    Hydra is everything you could imagine and more. This trip charges way more per person than the actual cost of the trip. Definitely do this trip, but just go to the website for Hellenic seaways and purchase the trip yourself!!More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    8  Thank Matthew D
    Dimitris B, General Manager at Key Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2019

    Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your time to send us your review and I feel very sorry for not satisfying your expectations on this occasion. Despite the fact that your opinion is fully respected, I trust you understand that since our product offers...More

    Reviewed 28 June 2019 via mobile

    If we ever return to Hydra, we will probably spend a couple of nights so we can explore more of the island, but we enjoyed our day trip from Athens. I understand that it would be cheaper to take public transportation to the harbor and...More

    2  Thank Keith H
    Dimitris B, General Manager at Key Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

    Dear Guest, I really appreciate your time to send us your valuable review. I am so happy to know that you enjoyed your day trip from Athens to Hydra with us. I am happy to hear that it was convenient to be picked up at...More

    Reviewed 16 June 2019 via mobile

    TOTAL SCAM! Not sure where all of the 460 euro went to. I’m not a mathematician, but a ticket to Hydra Island was 29.50 x 4 = 118 and return trip to Athens was 29.50 x 4 = 118, so round trip was 236. So...More

    5  Thank mpgator
    Dimitris B, General Manager at Key Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your email and I feel very sorry for not satisfying your expectations on this occasion. Our business values make us to fully respect the democratization the digital era brings to our guest in order to easily and publicly express themselves....More

    Reviewed 12 June 2019 via mobile

    Fascinating little town. Loved the donkeys, gelato, ambiance and gracious people. Wear good walking shoes. Check out the side streets.More

    Thank KBSLC
    Dimitris B, General Manager at Key Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2019

    Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your amazing comment. I am so glad to know that you enjoyed this fascinating little town, the loved donkeys, gelato, ambiance and gracious people. I wish to have the opportunity to show you more amazing parts of our...More

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    Response from mpgator | Reviewed this property |
    Do t do it, it’s SO MUCH cheaper to take a normal taxi or the metro to the port.
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