Hydra is a magnificent island, less than two hours from Athens. Key to its charm is the lack of cars and motorcycles, making for a very tranquil break. Moving about the island is either by foot, donkey or water taxi.
Architecturally, Hydra is similar to most other Greek islands, at least to this novice’s eye: white or coloured stucco houses, colourful doors and windows. Occasional natural stone buildings.
The main sources of employment seem to be tourism (and not much of that at the moment) and fishing.
Clear skies and water make for nice sunsets … and kitsch post-processing opportunities.