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Hydra Island, Greek Vacation

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Hydra Traditional Building VacationTravel to Hydra!A small cosmopolitan greek island located 35 miles from Zea port (Piraeus), the island of Hydra is one of the few Greek islands where motorized transportation is not permitted … everyone gets about on foot, by donkeys, or with sea taxis; even bicycles are not allowed! It is a favorite spot of many painters, authors, and other artists who seek inspiration from these serene surroundings. Hadjikyriakos Ghikas and Leonard Koen are among two of the most prominent who paved the way for what would become “the island of artists.” The buildings are in traditional style, decorated with wooden painted ceilings, marble fountains, and classic furniture that reminds you of a time long since past. There are beautiful places for swimming, fishing, snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, water skiing, as well as walking and climbing.Places to visit include old monasteries and mansions, the Historical Archives Museum, the local branch of the School of Fine Arts, and the Merchant Marine Academy. Hydra's role in the Greek War of Independence has earned it a secure place in the pages of Greek history books. Its extraordinary harbor, with tier upon tier of tall elegant mansions of its venerable sea captains, serves as a model to the many artists who visit the island. Today Hydra is one of the most cosmopolitan destinations in the Mediterranean. The unique beauty of its architecture, a sublime natural landscape, its important historical significance, and its close proximity to Athens has raised the island to the level of an international tourist center. Undoubtedly, Hydra is one of the most beautiful greek islands, with a unique atmosphere and a marvelous tranquility, ensuring an unforgettable holiday.

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