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. The Bountouri mansion, crowning hill along the coast road heading toward Kamini, has recently been renovated. The mansion was formerly called the “Palataki,” or little palace, as it hosted royalty visiting Hydra in the past. The Avlaki neighborhood has one cafe/bar/restaurant, Techne, and one swimming area, Avlaki. Reaching the houses from the coastal road will take only a few minutes and entail a fairly gentle climb (relative to other areas like Kiafa, for instance).