The best bars for cocktails and a swim in Hydra, Greece
Just a two hour ferry ride from Athens, Hydra is Greek island living at its most refined, its beauty and understated elegance drawing a discerning art and fashion crowd from around the world.
The island is small in size and completely devoid of traffic — everything is within walking distance or just a short water taxi ride away — making it perfect for long days of lazy strolling and refreshing dips in the deep blue Mediterranean sea.
Do you enjoy sipping on cocktails as much as you enjoy swimming? Lucky for you, here are our top 3 picks in Hydra where you can do both.
Spilia Beach Bar
Spilia Beach Bar is a vibrant all-day and evening spot with a gorgeous view of the Hydra port where you can enjoy delicious drinks and finger food from the comfort of your lounge chair. To cool off, the water is accessible via a scenic flight of stairs. Simply go down and jump right in while they fix you another round.
Hydronetta Cocktail Bar
Located right under the city’s old cannons, high-perched Hydronetta offers unparalleled sea sights and the most gorgeous sunsets. Down below, a small swimming platform surrounded by rocks doubles as a prime tanning spot. Indulge in a deliciously fruity frozen Margarita or Daiquiri (or two, we won’t tell) while you mingle with your neighbors, and make sure to come back for one of their iconic Full Moon parties.
A beautifully preserved and renovated 18th century fortified castle overlooking a pristine pebble beach, Castello is what our beach club dreams are made of. Snag a couple of sun beds or grab a nice spot on the steps of the shaded patio and while the day away over refreshing drinks and tasty Mediterranean food, before basking in one of the most beautiful sunsets the island has to offer.