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.

    You will walk around the beautiful main port town and its elegant 18th-century buildings and stop for a morning coffee and snacks.

    As Hydra is traffic-free, donkeys and carriages are still a common form of transport in the town. Kids will love a horseback ride around the capital town!

    You will then be taken to enjoy a refreshing swim nearby and cool off in the crystalline waters. Alternatively, you can choose to visit another beach with a water taxi! Lunch will follow in a local restaurant, with a moment to unwind and take it all in.

    When lunch is over, you will be returned to Hydra Town where you can spend more time exploring the enchanting side streets and alleyways. Your hosts will point out historic residences and other buildings of importance, along with artists’ workshops and boutique shops.

    The sightseeing trip around the town finishes in a pastry shop that is famous for its delicious homemade 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 ending to a relaxing day on the beautiful Greek island of Hydra. All that remains is to board the hydrofoil and enjoy the return trip 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 horse riding
    • Playing on the beach
    • 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.

    • Hi, we are a family of 5, 3 adults and two kids. The kids are 10 and 4. Coukd you please send me detailed information? Please include prices.

      • Hello Daisy,
        Thank you for your message. Maria Gannouli has already sent you an email regarding all of our programs in Athens for your family, including our Family Day Trip to Hydra from Athens. You can certainly visit with a guide from Athens or visit Hydra independently and we arrange a family tour for you in Hydra for a few hours with our local guide.
        On behalf of Kids Love Greece.

    • Do you have availability for 2 adults and 2 kids (7 and 4 yo) for 08/10/2022?

      • Hi Tiago, thank you for your interest in our family day trip to Hydra. Maria has already sent you an email! Looking forward to your response. Thank you!


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