Area: 9 sq. Km
Police: 49330, 49333
is Greece's eastern extremity, 72 miles from Rhodes. It is
only one mile from the southern coast of Turkey, and 150 miles
from Cyprus. This is a small and rocky island, and yet at the
beginning of the present century it had 15000 inhabitants.
Today, of all this nothing remains except
its houses, in ruins as the result of fire and bombing. Those
close to the harbour have been repaired and are gleaming white
with their doors and window-frames painted in bright colours.
permanent residents, who number just over 220, are mostly
fisherman. Most of the people have emigrated to Australia.
can be reached from Rhodes by boat or air.
Rho, near Kastelorizo, had until a few years ago a single
inhabitant, who quarded it and up the Greek flag every
morning. This was Despina Achladioti, the Lady of Rho, as she
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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...