A beautiful picturesque harbour that has changed very little since the mid 19th century. There is no motorised transport and donkeys are the only form of transport on the island. It has many boutique shops and beautiful mansion houses, which attract tourists and celebrities. It can be very busy in peak season and is usually best visited at the start and end of the season.
Several bakeries, green grocers, mini markets, pharmacies, bank, and post office. These are largely along the main quay front and the side streets that run south from the quay. Water is available on the quay at Hydra (expensive), look out for the water-man usually in a small rowing boat with a big white beard.
- walks exploring the rest of the island, but do wear shoes with decent grip as the tread from the donkeys has made many of the cobbled streets a little slippery.
- swimming and snorkelling spot by the Sunset Bar west of the town.
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