Car/Taxi to Metoxi/Ermioni

Rent a car or hire a taxi to drive to either Metoxi or Ermioni, and take a boat to Hydra.

By Taxi

 

If for some reason you cannot or do not want to use the Hellenic Seaways service, you can hire a a private taxi to take you to Metoxi, a small wharf directly across from Hydra, or to Ermioni, a small village across from the island on the Peloponnese. Fares can reach €250 one way, but it’s possible to negotiate a better price if you plan in advance. We recommend using George Kounoupiotis’s service: Athens Transfer Tour.

Driving Directions

To Metoxi (~2 hours, 51 minutes)

From Athens International Airport (Attiki Odos, Spata Artemida 190 04, Greece)

These directions are taken straight from Google Maps, with an origin of “Athens International Airport” and a destination of “Metochi Pier Hydra Lines Freedom Ferries, Epar.Od. Ermionis – Galatas, Metochi 210 51, Greece.” Here is a link to these directions on Google Maps.

Destination GPS coordinates: 37.407260, 23.416643

  • Take E94, EO Isthmou Archaias Epidavrou/ΕΟ10 and Epar.Od. Ligourio – Porto Cheli to your destination in Ermioni
    2 h 52 min (209 km)
  • Head southwest on Attiki Odos/A62
    4.7 km
  • Use the right 2 lanes to take exit K2 to merge onto Attiki Odos/A6/E94 toward ELEFSINA/ATHINA
    Continue to follow E94
    Toll road
    99.9 km
  • Take the ΕΟ10 exit toward Epidavros/Korinthos
    290 m
  • Turn left onto EO Isthmou Archaias Epidavrou/ΕΟ10
    49.8 km
  • Slight right (signs for A. Epidavros)
    210 m
  • Turn left (signs for Kranidi/Portocheli/Galatas/Ermioni/Poros/HYDRA/A. Epidavros/Spetses/Methana)
    240 m
  • At the roundabout, continue straight onto Epar.Od. Paleas Epidavrou – Methanon
    3.0 km
  • Slight right onto Epar.Od. Paleas Epidavrou – Trachias
    6.9 km
  • Continue onto Epar.Od. Ligourio – Porto Cheli (signs for Κρανίδι)
    18.6 km
  • Turn left onto Epar.Od. Ermionis – Didima
    7.2 km
  • Turn left
    160 m
  • Turn right
    9.6 km
  • At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Epar.Od. Ermionis – Galatas
    8.9 km
  • Turn right
    Destination will be on the left

Once at Metoxi, you can take the Freedom shuttle service or hire a private taxi to take you to Hydra. You can purchase tickets for the shuttle (€6,50) either on the boat or at the ticket kiosk near the entrance to the parking area. Free, unmonitored parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis on the road leading down to the pier. Or you can take advantage of Metoxi’s fully secure parking area (€5/day), which staffs a 24-hour guard. If you have a bit of a wait, there is a small taverna/shop for beverages and light refreshments located in the square just before the ticket kiosks and the car park.

If you need overnight accommodation or are returning a car rental to Pop’s Car, you will need to travel on to Ermioni.

To Ermioni (~2 hours, 38 minutes)

From Athens International Airport (Attiki Odos, Spata Artemida 190 04, Greece)

These directions are taken straight from Google Maps, with an origin of “Athens International Airport” and a destination of “Ermioni, Greece.” Here is a link to those directions on Google Maps.

Destination GPS coordinates:
37.386894, 23.247012

  • Follow E94 to EO Isthmou Archaias Epidavrou/ΕΟ10 in Loutraki Perachora. Take the ΕΟ10 exit from E94
  • 1 h 1 min (105 km)
  • Head southwest on Attiki Odos/A62
    4.7 km
  • Use the right 2 lanes to take exit K2 to merge onto Attiki Odos/A6/E94 toward ELEFSINA/ATHINA
    Continue to follow E94
    Toll road
    99.9 km
  • Take the ΕΟ10 exit toward Epidavros/Korinthos
    290 m
  • Continue on EO Isthmou Archaias Epidavrou/ΕΟ10. Take Epar.Od. Ligourio – Porto Cheli and Epar.Od. Ermionis – Didima to Eparchiaki Ermionis Kranidiou in Ermioni
    1 h 37 min (93.4 km)
  • Turn left onto EO Isthmou Archaias Epidavrou/ΕΟ10
    49.8 km
  • Slight right (signs for A. Epidavros)
    210 m
  • Turn left (signs for Kranidi/Portocheli/Galatas/Ermioni/Poros/HYDRA/A. Epidavros/Spetses/Methana)
    240 m
  • At the roundabout, continue straight onto Epar.Od. Paleas Epidavrou – Methanon
    3.0 km
  • Slight right onto Epar.Od. Paleas Epidavrou – Trachias
    6.9 km
  • Continue onto Epar.Od. Ligourio – Porto Cheli (signs for Κρανίδι)
    18.6 km
  • Turn left onto Epar.Od. Ermionis – Didima
    13.2 km
  • At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Epar.Od. Ermionis – Galatas heading to Ermioni
    1.4 km
  • Turn left onto Eparchiaki Ermionis Kranidiou
    120 m

Currently the best option for getting to Hydra from Ermioni is Christos Akliros’s HydraToursTravel shuttle. Please see their website for departure times. You can catch catch a flying dolphin or cat (though the schedule is limited)  or hire a private water taxi.