Off-season Alternative Routes

Horse trek and picnic in the foothills of Eros Mountain

A beautiful trek, through a pine forest, up to Hydra’s highest mountain. The setting offers stunning panoramic views of the blue waters of the Saronic Gulf and Mirtoo Sea and an unspoiled landscape.

  • Duration: 75 minutes up and 75 minutes down, with a 2-hour stop for a picnic.

  • Decree of difficulty: Medium

  • Period of operation: November to March

  • Included in the price: Sandwiches, fruit, homemade cake or biscuits, filter coffee, soft drinks, and water.

  • Minimum attendance: 2 people

Ride cost: 100€ round trip per person (VAT included)

 

Horse trek and picnic at Episkopi 

Following Hydra Island’s idyllic coastal route, with picturesque beaches and an old bridge (17th century), we reach the Palamidas beach and boat yard. From there, we follow the inland route to the mountain village of Episkopi, passing the Saint Marina chapel. Episkopi features open fields, olive groves, and traditional houses.

  • Duration: 2 hours up and 2 hours down, with 10-minute stops at Kamini, Vlichos, and Saint Marina for photos and a 60-minute stop for picnic at Episkopi.

  • Decree of difficulty: Medium

  • Period of operation: November to March

  • Included in the price: Sandwiches, fruit, homemade cake or biscuits, filter coffee, soft drinks, and water.

  • Minimum attendance: 2 people

Ride cost: 100€ round trip  per person (VAT included)

 

Hydra Monasteries (Agia Matrona, Agia Evpraxia, Profitis Ilias)

Day 1: Visit Agia Evpraxia and Profitis Hlias

Profitis Ilias and Agia Evpraxia are located at an altitude of 500 metres, on the slope of Mount Eros. Both offer magnificent panoramic views of the island and its surrounding waters, all the way to the Peloponnese. Today three monks live at the monastery of Profitis Hlias is a monastery. Agia Eupraxia is a convent or nunnery.

  • Duration: 60 minutes up and 60 minutes down, with a 30-minute stop at each site

  • Decree of difficulty: Medium

Day 2: Visit Agia Matrona

We follow the path to Agia Fotini Monastery and continue on to the “Milos” (Mill), an 18th-century stone building formerly used for wheat production. There the path forks, with one branch leading to the convents of Agia Triada and the other to Agia Matrona. We can see the interiors with pre-arrangements.

  • Duration: 50 minutes up and 50 minutes down, with a 30-minute stop

  • Decree of difficulty: Medium

  • Period of operation: November to March

  • Minimum attendance: 2 people

Ride cost for the 2 days: 95€ round trips  per person (VAT included)

Please follow a “Leave No Trace policy” to reduce the impact of our presence on the natural environment.
Please let us know if you are vegetarian or vegan (for picnic treks only).

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