Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea. It is separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strip of water. There is one main town, known simply as “Hydra port”. It consists of a crescent-shaped harbor, around which is centered a strand of restaurants, shops, markets, and galleries that cater to tourists and locals. Steep stone streets lead up and outward from the harbor area. Most of the local residences, as well as the hostelries on the island, are located on these streets. Other small villages or hamlets on the island include Mandraki, Kamini, Vlychos, Palamidas, Episkopi, and Molos.

May 1967 – Day cruise to Hydra from Pireaus/Athens

We stopped for an hour in the port of Hydra and just looked in the shops in the harbour. On our way back we were supposed to stop at the island of Aegina, but because of strong winds we could not stop there. It was not so easy in the 1967.