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Hydra’s Secret History and the Riddle of Its Name

  I remember growing up on Hydra every summer in the 1980s, leaving my Salt Lake City, Utah home, to go to our family home on my father’s native island in Greece. A history-obsessed youth (not much has changed) I found...

Leonard Cohen Lives on Forever on Greek Island of Hydra

Influential singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen was continuously inspired by the Greek island of Hydra throughout his long career.

Hydra Offers History and Stunning Beauty in Complete Serenity

Hydra has long been a destination for artists, musicians, and free spirits inspired by its stunning natural beauty and vibrant port town.

Porto Hydra: Greece's Majestic Little Venice

Some call it Greece's Miami; others call it a small Venice. But whatever one wants to call it, Porto Hydra is a majestic place, a hidden paradise, and two hours away from Athens by car. Situated in northern Peloponnese, very...

Pink Floyd Legend David Gilmour Showcases Greek Island of Hydra in Video

Legendary Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour of the UK showcased the beautiful Greek island of Hydra and its stunning scenery in his recently released song "Yes, I Have Ghosts." The song, which premiered on Gilmour's YouTube channel on Friday,...

Baby in Greek Migrant Camp Dies From Severe Dehydration

A nine-month-old baby has died of "severe dehydration" at the Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesvos, the aid organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Saturday. "We are absolutely devastated by this tragedy," the MSF wrote on...

U2's Bono Spotted Island Hopping on Hydra, Mykonos (video)

Bono, the singer of the famous Irish rock band U2, was spotted visiting the cosmopolitan islands of Hydra and Mykonos. During his stay on Hydra, the band's front-man visited the house bought by Leonard Cohen. The singer took a picture...

Hydra Island in State of Emergency due to Power and Water Outages

Attica Regional Governor Rena Dourou asked that a state of emergency be declared for Hydra, since the island has been without electricity and water since 5:30 am on Sunday. According to the Athens News Agency, the governor said the blackout is...

Hydra Boasts the Most Spectacular Epitaphios Procession in Greece (video)

Hundreds of people gathered near the beach on the island of Hydra to witness the traditional Good Friday procession of Epitaphios. In one of the most spectacular rites in Greece, the men carrying the Epitaphios reach the beach and march...

24 Hours in Hydra: Tips for Paradise

  One of the best things to do while visiting Greece is to jump on a ferry-boat and visit the islands. If you are short of time, however, it can be difficult to spend many hours sailing; which is why...

One Year Without Cohen: Leonard's Bohemian Paradise on Hydra

It's hard to believe it's already been a year since Leonard Cohen's passing. A year without the great poet, writer, composer and performer whose life was transformed by his interaction with Greek culture on the small island of Hydra. On...

First Hydra World Music (HMW) Festival to be Held on August 25-27

Set against the unique backdrop of Hydra, one of the cosmopolitan Saronic Gulf islands that was a haven and adopted home for several artists, musicians and novelists in its history, the first Hydra World Music (HMW) festival will be...

The Legend of Leonard Cohen will 'Live Forever' on Hydra (Video)

Leonard Cohen was a legendary songwriter, poet, author and singer who passed away on November 7, 2016 at the age of 82. His special ties with Greece were well-known as he bought a home in 1960 on the Greek...

Pamela Anderson-Vivienne Westwood in New Wave Punk Fashion Shoot on Hydra [photos]

Modern punk and new wave blew through the island of Hydra on Thursday as British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, aged 75, chose the island to shoot their new collection, SS/S '17. Also on the island with Westwood is her...

Artist's Bluff: Photographing Hydra's Blue Plants [pics]

The HYam organization presents the latest work by artist Maria Tsagkari (recipient of the Young Mediterranean Artists Award for 2014) in Hydra, titled "Part Two - The Expectation - The New Green Project." Tsagkari describes her work as a...