Profitis Ilias Monastery Hydra, Hydra

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  • Did the trek (and it is a trek), in May on a cool day, with the afters of a wind storm still blowing around. It takes c 45/60 mins depending on your fitness levels. Th path is not that well sign... 
    Did the trek (and it is a trek), in May on a cool day, with the afters of a wind storm still blowing around. It takes c 45/60 mins depending on your fitness levels. Th path is not that well sign...  more »
  • The views from the monastery were fantastic and offered a different perspective from the port. This is a relatively easy trek on foot but even more fun on horseback ! 
    The views from the monastery were fantastic and offered a different perspective from the port. This is a relatively easy trek on foot but even more fun on horseback !  more »
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  • Moderate 1h hike with nice views. Bring bug spray, we were followed by bees and flies the whole way up. A cute dog greeted us and followed us around the monastery. Nice little shop with cold drinks, products made by the monastery, and free cold water.
  • Amazing - must do hike in Hydra if you like walking. Regret going almost midday around noon but there’s a fair bit of shade along the path and if you go earlier in the day and bring water you’ll be ok. Knees and shoulders must be covered if you choose to go inside but they have complimentary robes to cover your knees if needed. The chapel is stunning and a must see if you make it all the way up. There’s also an opportunity to leave a few euros as a donation or buy some water, juice, or beer (all refrigerated), snacks, or religious mementos (bracelets etc) that you can buy. It’s tempting to do the walk on an overcast day because it’ll be cooler but the view on a sunny day is well worth it :) also be sure to stop at the other church about 1/3 of the way up - gorgeous view of the port.

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