A Family Day Trip to Hydra from Athens © Hydra Island
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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!

    Address: Hydra

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    Kids will love

    • The donkeys
    • Playing on the beach
    • The water-taxi rides
    • Tasty sweets and ice cream!

    Parents will love

    • Experiencing a unique, traffic-free island
    • A relaxing beach day
    • Learning more about life on Hydra from friendly hosts
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      • Hello James,
        Thank you for your inquiry.
        Our partners in Hydra do not have ponies, but two small horses that are just for kids and are 13 hands. It also depends on the experience of the 3 years old.
        Always at your disposal.

      • Hello Ayman,
        Thank you for your interest in our one day trip to Hydra and surrounding islands. One of our trip planners emailed you.
        Looking forward to your response.


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