The exquisite architecture in Hydra

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Hydra (Ύδρα), an island in the Saronic Gulf near Athens, stands as a national and historical monument with exceptional architecture and unique character. It is a traffic free island, where cars are banned, a fact that makes the island special. Once you arrive, you will be astonished by the picturesque architectural beauty and the impressive style of its building. 

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Hydra’s mansions, located at the port, represent the island’s splendid architecture.  Admire the beauty of the traditional stone built Kountouriotis, Tombazis and Voulgaris mansions. Another example of the elegant traditional architecture is the locals’ beautifully painted houses and their artistic yards and gardens.

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The only means of transportation in the town of Hydra is riding a donkey. A fun experience that apart from travelling you back in time, it will make you discover the outstanding paved narrow streets and its secret alleys. If you are not keen on riding a donkey you can, of course, stroll in the streets instead.  

Tip: We highly recommend Harriet’s Hydra Horses who organize horse treks to the most beautiful places in the island. A unique experience for adults and children

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