FOTO FRIDAY: Life in Hydra, Greece

Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea and is a 1.5 hour trip on the hydrofoil (high-speed boat) from the port city of Piraeus near Athens. No motorized vehicles are allowed, so transportation on the island is done either by foot or donkeys – how cute is that?

Hydra Harbor

Marching band

Donkeys in a row

Olive Oil

Cat Lady

Donkey Taxi

Beach Bar

The Donkey and the Cat

Game's On



Hydra Town


View from Hydra


You can view my guest post on Hydra, as well as additional photos, on the website,

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10 thoughts on “FOTO FRIDAY: Life in Hydra, Greece

  1. Scott at VacationCounts

    Spectacular photos of Hydra – wow! Now I know what we missed. @SidewalkSafari and I opted for a day trip to Aegina Island instead which is much closer to Athens. We were worried about a long rocky boat ride (I’m not a fan) and the risk of getting stuck in case the ferry was cancelled since we were flying back at 6:30am the next morning. Dr. J would have loved to see the donkeys and the cats roaming about. Now we have a reason to return to Greece some day.
    -Scott, VacationCounts – Take More Vacation Time Off

    1. Alisa Post author

      That’s funny you mentioned the boat ride because it was quite rocky! I didn’t expect that and was a bit nervous at first, but then I got used to it. I would recommend taking the Flying Cat vs the Flying Dolphin. We took the Dolphin there and it is a lot smaller, so you really feel it. The Flying Cat is much bigger and the ride was a lot smoother. I didn’t mind the trip back on the Cat. They do have barf bags on both the boats 🙂

  2. Teresa Chang

    Gorgeous photos, Alisa! Especially the one with the cat in the street and the donkey next to the yellow house. That one needs to be a travel poster. Really, really makes me want to go. I love that you captured the Greek cat swarms–they’re everywhere, right?

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