Horse Treks Greece, Hydra

TOWN RIDES (ride 1)

Rides around Hydra Town leave from Votsis square (near Hydra’s Hospital), pass through the cobblestones streets, and end back at Votsis square. Ideal for children and families.

    • Duration: 30 minutes, no stop
    • Degree of difficulty: easy
    • Minimum attendance: 2 people
    • Ride cost : 25€ per person (VAT included)

KAMINI PORT ( ride 2)

Following the coastal path from the port of Hydra, heading west and passing through the Avlaki area, we arrive at Kaminia, a small, natural, picturesque port full of fishing boats and traditional tavernas. We return back from the same path.

    • Duration:  60 minutes round trip, no stop
    • Degree of difficulty: easy
    • Minimum attendance: 2 people
    • Ride Cost: 30€ round trip per person (VAT included)

VLYCHOS VILLAGE (ride 3)

We leave from Votsis square follows the Hydra–Vlychos path. We reach Vlichos with a beautiful ride, following the internal path passes through town, Kamini village, Vlychos mountain path and ends at the famous arched stone bridge of Vlichos. Vlichos is a lovely coastal village located in one of the most picturesque areas of Hydra. Whitewashed houses with courtyards full of flowers spread to the foot of the hill above the beach. Among them there are three traditional chapels: St. Haralambos, Saint Karpou and Papylou, and Taxiarchis. We will stop at St. Haralambos chapel to take photos and rest (for round trips). We will return back from the coastal path of Vlychos-Hydra. Let yourself enjoy the unspoiled landscape, breath fresh air and hear the bells from the goats, grazing over the mountains. Birds, butterflies and bees will fill your day with songs and colors.

    • Duration:  90 minutes round trip with a 10-minute stop
    • Degree of difficulty: easy
    • Minimum attendance: 2 people
    • Ride cost: 50€ round trip per person (VAT included)

PLAKES BEACH (ride 4)

We leave from Votsis square, following  the internal path passes through town, Kamini village, Vlychos mountain path to the famous arched stone bridge of Vlichos. We then continue along an interior road to Plakes beach. The coastal settlement of Plakes is a very beautiful, and there is a fully organized pebble beach with crystal blue waters. Just a few meters from the sea there is a very good hotel with a cafe-bar and restaurant where you can enjoy refreshing juices and tasty dishes.

    • Duration: 2 hours and 10 minutes round trip with a 30-minute stop
    • Degree of difficulty: easy
    • Minimum attendance: 2 people
    • Ride cost: 60€ round trip per person (VAT included)

KALA (The “Good Wells”) & KIAFFA (The Old Town) (ride 5)

These are two of the most beautiful districts of Hydra. Kala Pigadia takes its name from the wells built to supply water the town of Hydra. The Gorogiannis mansion, an imposing traditional building with a private church, is located in the same area.

Kiaffa was the island’s first settlement. Created gradually from Christian populations that relocated to Hydra via the Peloponnese after the fall of Constantinopolis, this first settlement developed as a fortress-like structure, according to the patterns of settlements in the Cyclades, to protect the inhabitants of the island from pirate attacks. The Kiaffa settlement had as its center the church of the Genesis of Jesus Christ (small Jesus); it and the church of St. John the Baptist Bourntaverti are considered the oldest churches of Hydra.

    • Duration: 45 minutes up and 45 minutes down with a 20-minute stop to take photos
    • Degree of difficulty: easy
    • Minimum attendance: 2 people
    • Ride cost: 40€ round trip per person (VAT included)

SAINT CONSTANTINE MONASTERY (ride 6)

The Cathedral of Saint Constantine the Hydriot is located on the top of the Kiaffa area. Saint Constantine is Hydra’s patron saint. The church is built in the location of the saint’s home. You can visit the monastery (with prearrangement), enjoy the view over Hydra Town and the Saronic all the way to the Peloponnese, and take photos. This beautiful and easy ride is suitable for all ages and riding abilities.

    • Duration: 40 minutes up and 40 minutes down, with a 20-minute stop
    • Degree of difficulty: easy
    • Minimum attendance: 2 people
    • Ride cost: 40€ round trip per person (VAT included)

TOGETHER LET’S CREATE MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME!

 

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Note: For all rides and treks there is a minimum attendance of  2 people. 

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