with its fresh ocean air and sparkling blue waters is the ideal
place for vacation, for it combiness the beauty and peace of a unique
scenery, with a great selection of night-life for those who so please.
With its unique character, the narrow paths and the houses it has
a certain charm which attracts many artists.
In 1821 it was the first island to pledge its sizable fleet to the Greek cause. It has been said that if it was not for the Hydriot fleet and sailors, the War of Independence against the Turks would not have been won. Hydra is a fashionable resort for the rich and the famous.
The town remains architecturally very much in the style of the 18th and 19th centuries, with large stately houses built around the natural amphitheater above the harbor. The total lack of vehicles adds to the atmosphere.