Hydra has got a lot of beaches with rocks or sand and pebbles. You have got access to them on foot, with donkeys or sea transportation means. Common characteristic of these beaches are the crystal clear blue waters.
In Spilia, in Hydroneta and Avlaki someone can go by feet, as they are just minutes away from the port of Hydra.
Close to the harbour, at the west, is a beautiful rocky area with deep blue water, called "Spilia", which is ideal for diving. Some rocks can be used for sunbathing. There is a cafe-snack there to have a cup of coffee, a drink, a light meal or a fresh juice.
Next lies Hydroneta, which is located to the most beautiful place, under the cannons and on the rocks, to the same area as Spilia. You can also deep dive here and sunbathe on the cemented rocks. There is a cafe-snack there to have a cup of coffee, a drink, a light meal or a fresh juice.
After Hydroneta there is Avlaki, one amazing small beach full of pebbles which is lighted at the night. You descend from some stairs right after Hydroneta and you meet the beach with blue green waters and sunbathe places. It is situated between the old bridge of Agia Anna and the Boudouri Manor.
Following the coastal road, 10 minutes after Avlaki, we reach Kamini, one small and natural port full of fishing boats. Right next to it, there is Small Kamini, a beautiful small pebbled beach with a beach bar-restaurant, ideal for children and sea games.
East, the road passing down from the statue of Miaoulis leads us, after 15 minutes, in Mandraki. It is the only 100% sandy beach on Hydra and fully organised, with sun beds, umbrellas, towels, showers, changing rooms and a restaurant.