From Piraeus Port:
Fly to Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”
Express Bus or Taxi from the Airport to Piraeus Port (1 hour & 30 minutes)
Passenger Boats from Piraeus Port to Hydra (2 hours)

From Metochi or Ermioni, Peloponnese:
Fly to Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”
Car Rental from Airport to Metochi or Ermioni in Peloponnese (3 hours)
Ferry Boat from Metochi or Ermioni to Hydra (30 minutes-1 hour)

Metochi and Ermioni are located on the east coast of Peloponnese, approximately 200km away from Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”. By renting a car you have the option to experience a three hour road trip in mainland Greece, driving past beautiful sceneries and maybe even stopping for a visit to the archeological site of Mycenae.

By sea taxi from Varkiza, Athens:
Fly to Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”
Taxi from Airport to Varkiza Marina (15 minutes)
Pre booked Hydra Taxi to transport you to Hydra (2 hours)

By sailing or yacht cruise:
Hydra has a small but beautiful marina, so if you own or have rented a sail boat or yacht, contact the official Harbour Master’s Coastguard office in order to arrange your trip and arrival.
The Harbour Master’s Coastguard office number is +(30) 22980 52279

By helicopter:
Fly to Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”
Pre booked helicopter to Kivotos Islet on the outskirts of Hydra (30 minutes)
Pre booked sea taxi from Kivotos Islet to Hydra (3 minutes)


‘Cactus Hydra’ is ideally situated in the Old Town and just a five minute walk away from the arrival point in the harbour. The town is mostly build uphill, but to reach ‘Cactus’ you won’t need to climb up any stairs, making it easily accessible for our guests. If you need help with your luggage we are happy to accommodate you or book one of the hand cart transports.



Hydra Island is famous for its car free policy, due to the state’s protective measures to preserve the island’s cultural and environmental landscape. The best way to explore the island is by foot and taking hikes, or with sea taxis and boats that can take you to remote destinations.

The sea taxis can be found on the eastern corner of the harbour, in the same area where all boats and passengers arrive on the island. The prices for the rides are fixed and there is a 50% extra charge after midnight.

We are always here to help with the bookings and provide you with any further information, such as contacts, prices, recommendations etc.