There are different ways to reach the idyllic Hydra Island and the beautiful beach of Vlychos. You can go by car from Athens (3 hours’ drive + Ferry crossing). The bravest ones can even go on foot (37h walk + Ferry crossing). The easiest way is to book your flights to Athens, take a bus ticket to Athens Harbour (port of Piraeus) and board a ferry to Hydra for a 2-hour crossing. There are 6 ferries a day; no need to hurry or book in advance.


Pack caps, hats, some water in your backpack, wear good shoes and walk from Hydra Port to Vlychos Beach (33 minutes’ walk). It is one of the only sandy beaches on the island of Hydra. The sand was brought on site by an Englishman, the owner of the bar. If you like music of the seventies, grab a stool, order a nice cocktail from the bar and enjoy that moment of pure nostalgia, if not rent a deck chair away from the speakers and enjoy this little slice of paradise.


Book your flights to Athens, your accommodation at the best price on the island of Hydra and your best tours and activities in Greece such as a “From Athens full-day Cruise to Aegina, Poros and Hydra”.


We recommend the “Lotus Sweet Home Hydra” for its beautiful rooms with sea views and its location a few hundred metres from this beach.

BEst beaches in Europe - Vlychos Hydra Island copyright  leoks