A Family Day Trip to Hydra from Athens
Escape from the hustle and bustle of Athens to the beautiful nearby island of Hydra. This traffic-free island has a laid-back atmosphere and is a perfect family-friendly destination. The picturesque main port town has many fine 18th century buildings, traditional fishing vessels in the harbor, and pretty alleyways.
Family Day trip to Hydra
The tour begins at Piraeus, the port of Athens. Here, you will board the hydrofoil for a quick trip across the Saronic Gulf, and on to the harbor on Hydra.
Yοur fun day that we have planned out for you, will start with horse riding through the island!
As Hydra is traffic-free, these animals are the traditional form of transport in the town. In fact, it is still possible to see people moving house with their goods transported on the back of donkeys!
Hydra Water Taxi to a Beach
After your stroll, it’s time to board one of the iconic water-taxis, and go off in search of beaches! Your destination will be Plakes Beach, which is ideally suited to families with its sun umbrellas and loungers. During the next three hours, you can play in the clear warm waters of the sea, relax on the beach, and enjoy a delicious lunch at a sea-front taverna which specializes in traditional Greek food.
Back to Hydra Town
After lunch, you will return to Hydra Town on a water taxi, where you can spend more time exploring the side-street and alleyways. Your hosts will point out historic residences and other buildings of importance, along with artist’s workshops and boutique shops.
The sightseeing trip around the town finishes in a pastry shop which is famous for its delicious sweets. The kids will love tasting ‘amygdalota’ a traditional sweet made of almonds. And don’t forget the homemade ice cream! It’s the perfect end to a relaxing and fun day on the Greek island of Hydra, and all that remains is to board the hydro-foil and return once more to Athens.
More Day Trips from Athens
For more family day trips from Athens, our popular mythological tours of Delphi and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion are worth considering. Use our ‘design your own trip‘ page or contact the Kids Love Greece team through the online chat box to start planning your Greek vacation today!
Families should know
You will be guided to the best places on the island by friendly hosts and combine a beach day with sightseeing!
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