Sensational Hydra Island,Greece-Where history,illusion and reality meet (01/02/2017)
Not by chance.A place of great interest itself,surrounded by crystal blue water, with 300 churches,7 monasteries and a main town which consists of a beautiful port,white and pastel stone mansions with blue windows and colourful doors,it has inspired many famous Greek and foreign artists and many times was a movie scenery.Pablo Picasso visited the island and sketched its scenic landscape while mega star Sophia Loren exposed it to the world when she starred as Phaedra in “Boy on a dolphin” in 1957.
Greek Department of Archaeology declared Hydra Island as a protected area,preserving its “integrity of place” and its culture.Vehicles are not allowed in the island.There are donkeys and horses,respectively.In Hydra you can find one of the oldest pharmacies in Greece that established in 1890.
Nowadays there still is a glimpse of old time,but the island is also closely adapted to the contemporary lifestyle.Restaurants,shops and bars surround the port while the traditional mansions open their doors and offer five star accommodation.
Some restaurants serve authentic,homely cooked Greek dishes.At the same time,others offer innovative Greek cuisine.
You will walk around the narrow paths right next to gorgeous bougainvilleas.You will sit under big plane trees.You will enjoy magical sea views during the sunset.
So,what are you waiting for?
All pictures belong to my personal collection.I used a Nikon D5200 camera and an iPhone 6s plus.