Hydra is a beautiful Island in Greece. The Sofia Hotel is located right in the port at the edge of the town. The Hotel was built in 1830 but has undergone significant renovation and upgrading. If you are sitting on the balcony you are right in the action of the port watching the donkeys carry people and goods from the boats and ferries to the Hotels and stores. There are no motorised vehicles allowed on Hydra other than two garbage trucks!!! We thought it might be a bit noisy being on the port, but once you close the balcony doors, the double glazing and sturdy wooden doors blocks the noise right out. The rooms are airconditioned and very tastefully decorated. The owners' who are on the premises are fully bi lingual, in fact speak many languages , which is common in Greece as schools teach about three languages to students, English being at the forefront. Their are numerous Taverna's around the town which have local Greek dishes as well as other European dishes. The Hotel does not have a restaurant but within 15 feet you will find a handful which serve delicious food. There are a handful of pebble beaches but the water is crystal clear and beautiful and warm. While in Hydra we experienced warm breezes and beautiful sunsets.
If you want to experience the local Greek lifestyle, this is the place to do it.More
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