Area: 65 sq km (48 sq miles)
population of just 1,200 and covering a measly 48 square
miles, Kassos is one of the few Greek islands that can still
truly combine a warm welcome and little tourist development.
Of the 5
villages on the Island, the largest and main port is Phry.
This rather ramshackle collection of dwellings has little
natural charm although the tiny harbour for caiques is a
delight. The main attraction in Phry has to be the tavernas.
As abundance of ridiculously cheap, fresh fish is supplied by
the island's own small fishing fleet. Otherwise you will be
welcomed with great friendliness by the local people, as
tourists are a rarity.
A short walk
across the bay and the tiny inlet of Emborio, where the
majority of the fishing fleet is tied up, comes into view.
Walkers will revel in the gaunt remoteness of the surrounding
countryside where olive groves, citrus fruit trees and small
farms are interspersed between the villages of Panagia,
Arvanitohori and Poli, which are linked by rough roads.
will have to make the short boat journey to the neighbouring
islet of Armathia, which has a fine, sandy beach.
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Welcome to Hellas
(Greece) and welcome to Hydra! it's probably impossible to fit all of
Hydra's fascinating beauty in this small
pamphlet. We have attempted, however, to give a short description of
the island that has enough to offer the visitor and guarantees a
The healthy dry climate,
the friendly people, the sparkling warm waters and the picturesque
harbor that at sundown transforms into a cosmopolitan city full of
sports, scuba diving, trips to the islander historical monasteries,
donkey rides in town, shopping In the stores along the harbor, good
food in the taverner and restaurants, and all night partying at the
bars and music clubs around
The high quality and
exquisite service characteristic of the hotels and other shops and
restaurants fit perfectly the strict standards of the highest class
visitors and the jet set from all over the world that come to Hydra
by Mistral Hotel
Have a wonderful time...