Ένα ιστολόγιο γεμάτο από Ύδρα, γεμάτο από ιστορίες και
εικόνες του παρόντος και του παρελθόντος της.
Τετάρτη, 8 Μαΐου 2013
Οι καλύτεροι προορισμοί της Ευρώπης για το 2013 κατά το Lonely Planet
Best-value destinations in Europe for 2013
It’s perhaps worth noting that old fallacy that the Chinese word for ‘crisis’ is the same as that for ‘opportunity.’ While Greece’s economic miseries may continue, there’s never been a better time to island hop, with perceived instability deterring many regular visitors. As a result Greece’s normally packed beaches will be far quieter than usual this summer, more welcoming than ever and island economies are likely to be far cheaper especially if you travel outside of peak season. Some of our favourite spots include Hydra, Kefalonia, Ikaria and Santorini.
Hydra (ee-dhr-ah) is the showcase of the Saronics and still wears its celebrity with style. The island’s picturesque harbour attracts throngs of tourists, cruise passengers, yacht crews and the occasional celebrity on their way to hidden holiday homes among the tiers of picturesque buildings that rise above the harbour. You pay for the privilege of visiting, with inflated prices throughout, but the deal is still worthwhile. An undoubted bonus, for modern Greece, is the absence of scooters and screeching motorbikes from Hydra Town. The island has no motorised transport, except for sanitation and construction vehicles. Donkeys and mules are the main means of transport.
Hydra suffered from devastating wildfires during the searingly hot summer of 2007. Most of the area to the east of Hydra Town was affected and there has been substantial tree loss. Hydra Town itself was untouched