Sophia Loren, the great Italian actress, was the star of the first Hollywood movie ever shot in Greece, on the majestic island of of Hydra.
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...
Rising from Hydra’s pier, there is a stately mansion housing the world’s oldest continuously operating merchant marine academy.
Influential singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen was continuously inspired by the Greek island of Hydra throughout his long career.
There are many stories in Greek mythology as well as creatures, which are supernatural beings, by powers and abilities, mostly immortal. These strange and sometimes terrifying creatures were used according to Greek mythology by the gods. They were sent to protect someone or something or simply to cause fear.
The wooden ship tradition did not die out at Hydra. The Hydriots and other Greek islanders continued to hew large and small caiques as before
The island of Hydra honored the Greek heroes of the Independence War of Argentina, Nickolas Kolmaniatis and Samuel Spiro, in a special event on Friday. The event was organized by Hydra Mayor Georgios Koukoudakis in memory of the two national...
Greece is full of natural beauty, some of these famous greek destinations have remained pure and there is no way a car could reach them.
Hydra has long been a destination for artists, musicians, and free spirits inspired by its stunning natural beauty and vibrant port town.
The fireships were a weapon of necessity used by the skilled sailors of the Greek navy to a devastating, asymmetric effect during the Greek War of Independence.