Ferry from Hydra to Athens

Ferry to Athens - The Academy of Athens, statue of Plato and Socrates, Athena and Apollo.

Taking the ferry from Hydra to Athens, you depart from one of the most visited Saronic islands, ideal even for a day trip, with daily departures and arrivals!

The Greek island of Hydra is part of the Saronic group of islands. Hydra island was first discovered in the fifties and sixties by a group of artists (such as Leonard Cohen or Axel Jensen), attracted by its authentic and magical beauty. The numerous beauties of the island, the way of life, the absence of air pollution and the local traditions surviving the growth of tourism give to Hydra a unique atmosphere and makes holidays on Hydra an excellent destination for everyone.

Depart for the beautiful Saronic Island and book your tickets to Athens in advance since ferries get really crowded, especially in weekends!

Hydra to Athens ferry distance

The ferry time between the port of Hydra and Athens (Piraeus) is 37 nautical miles (approximately 68km).

Hydra to Athens ferry time

The ferry time from Hydra to Athens takes approx. 1 hour with a high-speed ferry.

Hydra to Athens ferry schedule

There is a daily ferry from Hydra to Athens port, the main port of Athens. There are 2 daily ferry crossings from Athens (Piraeus) to Hydra and vice versa, all year round. 
There may be up to 5 daily ferry crossings to Hydra between July and September, however the ferry schedules are subject to change depending on the season.

Helpful information for your ferry trip from Hydra to Athens

  • Make sure to be in Piraeus port at least one hour before departure in order to have enough time to reach the appropriate gate for check-in and embarkation
  • In the port of Piraeus, the gate from where ferries arrive from Hydra is the E8, which is about a 7-minute walk from the train station in Piraeus
  • Arrange a day trip to the nearby islands from Hydra to other islands of the Saronic Gulf such as Agistri, Aegina, Poros and Spetses
  • Hydra is a car-free island. You can get around the island via water taxis, bicycles and on foot
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