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 Vlychos. 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 Vlychos. Follow the path down the hill, pass under the tiny chapel of Agios Taxiarchis built into the rocky hillside on your left, cross over the stone arch bridge, and head either straight down to Vlychos Beach or keep left to continue on to Vlychos Plakes (Four Seasons), the organized beach at the other end of the village.
Vlychos has a large pebble beach, clear water, two tavernas, and a small shop offering snacks and beverages. In winter, the village is mostly closed.
Plakes Vlichos, which is about another 15 minutes’ walk past Vlichos Beach is a pebble beach with chaises longues, umbrellas, a traditional and very reasonable taverna, and magnificent views of the Saronic and Peloponnese.
From Vlichos Beach, head west along either the coastal path or the inland road. You’ll pass numerous private houses, as well as chapels and isolated beaches and swimming spots. The coastal path will lead you straight to the Four Seasons Beach. The inland road will fork; head straight to get to Four Seasons; keep left to go around the beach complex and continue on to Palamidas.
The walk to Vlichos from Hydra Harbor will take between 30 and 40 minutes, depending on your pace; add another 15 or 20 minutes to get to Plakes (Four Seasons). Boats leave periodically for both destinations from under the clock tower in Hydra Harbor.