hydra's neighborhoods and villages

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Avlaki

Located about five minutes by foot outside Hydra Town heading west along the cost road, the Avlaki neighborhood consists of a beautiful, small bay and a small group of houses rising steeply from the street to the top of the hill

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Episkopi

The first organized settlement on Hydra was located here, at Episkopi, far inland and up in the mountains, invisible to passing ships. These early settlers were primarily shepherds and farmers, not sailors, and this concealed location provided protection from marauding seafarers, although the village was ultimately destroyed, probably by pirates.

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Hydra Harbor & Town

Hydra Harbor and Town are collectively the island’s commercial and social center. Here you will find the bulk of hotels and guesthouses, bars, restaurants. and tavernas, cafes, shops and municipal services, banks, and so forth.

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Kala Pigadia

The neighborhood of Kala Pigadia (Good Wells) takes its name from the freshwater wells at its back. These are only functioning public wells left on Hydra.

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Kamini

The traditional and picturesque fishing village of Kaminia (Kilns) is located to west of Hydra Harbor along the coast road.

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Kiafa

Hydra’s oldest residential area emerged in the 1600s, likely on the heels of the monastery’s construction in the main port in c. 1640.

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Mandraki

Mandraki Bay is about 2 kilometers east of Hydra Harbor. In the past, Mandraki served as Hydra’s primary naval port.

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Vlichos Beach, Hydra Greece
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Vlichos

Heading west from Kamini the coastal road turns to a dirt path just after Kamini (Castello) Beach. After about 10 to 15 minutes, you will find yourself looking down on the beach and village of Vlichos.

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