The beautiful roads and alleys,
paved with slabs and the
houses, adorned with flowers, give to the island
of Hydra a touch of magic and a romantic mood.
worth visiting the Manors
of the Island and watch the harbour
from down the hill. Also, to admire the sunset
from "Periptero" and "Spilia" and
to visit the 6 Monasteries and the 300
churches of Hydra.
Especially, you have
to visit : The twin Monasteries
Eupraxia and Prophet
Elias, where in 1825
were imprisoned some of the
heroes of Greek Revolution,
amongst them and Kolokotronis.
of Saint Trinity,
The Monasteryof Saint Matrona,
The Monastery of Saint Nikolaos. The
Monastery of Virgin Mary of
Zoubra, and the Church of dormition,
with the Byzantine and Ecclesiastic
Also, you have to visit the Churches
of Hypapante and St.
John the abstinent, with the wonderful
wall paintings of the 18th century, theMuseum
of History, which runs daily and has got
importand relics, archives
and also a library.
nice sight is the Bastions with
cannons, that protected the city to the
left and to the right of
the harbour.Finally, you
should visit the Manor of Lazaros Kountoyriotis,
which it accommodates a division
of the National Historic
Museum, the Manor of G. Kountouriotis.
manor accommodates the Museum
of Byzantic Art and History
and the Auditorium "Melina Merkouri",
which it displays paintings
of famous artists.