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Crossing Athens ⇔ Hydra
Destination(s) 🇬🇷 Greece
Distance 39 miles, 63 km
Duration 2 Hours
Sailings Up to 6 times per day
Operated by Blue Star Ferries

Escape the urban bustle of Athens with a scenic ferry trip to Hydra, a charming island oasis that awaits just a short 1.5 to 2-hour boat ride away.

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The ferry connection between Heraklion and Santorini provides a convenient and scenic mode of transportation between these two captivating Greek destinations. With an average travel time of approximately 2 to 3 hours, this maritime journey allows tourists to swiftly traverse the Aegean Sea and explore the contrasting landscapes of Crete and Santorini.

Hydra, or Ydra or Idra (Greek: Ύδρα, romanized: Ýdra, pronounced: [ˈiðra] in Modern Greek, Arvanitika: Nύδρα/Nidhra), and in antiquity Hydrea, is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Myrtoan Sea and the Argolic Gulf.