Hydra in Colour

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.

Hydra Small Harbour HDR

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.

Typical stucco and stone buildings

Typical stucco and stone buildings

The main sources of employment seem to be tourism (and not much of that at the moment) and fishing.

Other than tourism, fishing would seem to be the only other industry.

Other than tourism, fishing would seem to be the only other industry.

Clear skies and water make for nice sunsets … and kitsch post-processing opportunities.

View from Hydra, processed in Aperture with Nik plugins.

View from Hydra, processed in Aperture with Nik plugins.