Get to Hydra by hydrofoil, by car or with a bus

Travel Hydra: By Hydrofoils from Pireaus port

By Hydrofoils from Piraeus port there are every day trips, lasts 1,5 to 2 hours.
Hydrofoils to Hydra: Hellenic Seaways or Aplhalines 

For more information please contact:
Piraeus Port Authorities: (+30) 210 4511310
Hydra Port Authorities: (+30) 22980 52279

Getting to Hydra Island from the Mainland:
A Step-by-Step Guide

Travel Hydra: By Car

From Athens the distance is 200 Km. The trip lasts approx. 2 and a half hour.
Via the National road Athens-Korinthos, take the exit to Epidavros.
Follow the route and signs to Hydra, Spetses and aftel the Palia Epidavros you will see a fork road and


either you take the exit toward Epidavrou – Kosta
(Poros – Hydra Signs) in your left hand:
Directions with google maps here


Or follow the signs to Ermioni in your right hand:
Directions with google maps here

The final destination is Metochi Ermionis, which is opposite from hydra island.

You leave your car to Metochi. There is a free parking area or a guarded parking.

At Metochi you can get a water taxi directly to Hydra by sea taxi (+30 2298053690) – appox. 70  euros

or catch one of the daily routes with Freedom . It will take approximately  30  minutes to get across to the island. Cost is €7,5€ per person.

Cars are not permitted in the island.

Travel Hydra: By Bus

Athens to Kranidi by Bus

Once you’ve arrived in Athens, the next step is to travel to Kranidi, a picturesque town on the mainland located opposite Hydra Island, in Argolida area. You can do this by taking a comfortable intercity bus from the main bus station in Athens.

Head to the Athens KTEL Bus Station “Kifissos”:  
This station is well-signposted, and you can easily get there by taxi.

Location of the Bus Station – Bus ticket office: Central Bus Station “Kifissos”, Kifissou Avenue & Drakontos 78, 10442 Athina, tel.: 801 11 44000, +30 210 5134588

Eticket services

Board the Bus to Kranidi: Once you’ve purchased your ticket, proceed to the designated platform to board your bus. The journey to Kranidi offers scenic views of the Greek countryside. It will take around  2 hours and 40 min.

Exit the bus station in Kranidi and you’ll likely find a taxi stand nearby. Taxi services are readily available, and drivers are usually familiar with the route to Ermioni or Metochi.
Taxi websites to make an appointment
Taxi Korontinis Ermioni

Bozikis Taxi Ermioni

Confirm the fare with the driver before starting your journey.

1st option: Kranidi to Ermioni by Taxi

Ermioni, a charming coastal town about 15 kilometers away from Kranidi.  Now that you’ve arrived in Ermioni, you’re just a boat ride away from Hydra Island: Once you have your ticket, board the small boat to Hydra Island. You can find details about the routes here: Hydra Tours Travel

2nd option: Kranidi to Metochi by Taxi

When you reach the bus station in Kranidi, you can take a taxi to Metochi (its an area directly opposite Hydra). Is takes around 30 minutes to get to Metochi (it’s a destination of 27 km).

And from there a boat to Hydra.

Check the daily routes with Freedom boats

Your adventure on Hydra Island begins the moment you step off the boat. Enjoy your stay, explore the island’s beauty, and create lasting memories of your Greek getaway. Safe travels!

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