Getting Here

By Air:

The nearest international airport to Hydra is Athens International Airport (full name Athens International Eleftherios Venizelos).

If travelling to Hydra directly from the airport, you can take a taxi from the airport taxi rank to Piraeus which will cost in the region of 30 Euros – journey time 40 to 60 minutes depending on traffic. Or catch the X96 airport bus to Piraeus – journey time is one and half hours. Bus tickets must be purchased from the bus ticket desk by the stop at the airport before you board.

Limo transfers from the airport or the centre of Athens to Piraeus, or from Piraeus back to the airport or centre of Athens, are available for 45 Euros each way for a maximum of 3 Adults or say 2 Adults and 2 Children per Limo. Your driver will be waiting for you on your arrival and will take you directly to your destination.

If you require this service you should inform us when you book and send us through your arrival details. If from the airport, we will need the flight number, where you are coming from and the arrival time.

For information on Athens International Airport and transport to/from the airport and Piraeus please visit

From Piraeus

From Piraeus (the port for Athens) there are large Catamarans and smaller Hydrofoils operating a regular service to Hydra. The normal journey time is 90 minutes. For information and booking please visit

From Hydra Port

From Hydra port we are approximately a 15 minute walk up the hill. Exact walking instructions are shown below.

It should be easy to find us and there are hotel Nefeli signs posted on the way. However, if don’t fancy the walk or have a number of suitcases, we can arrange for our mule driver Giorgos to meet you and bring you to Nefeli. The cost is 15 Euros for the journey up.

Walking Instructions

On disembarkation, turn right and walk round the port of Hydra towards the Clock Tower.

Just past the Clock Tower and in front of Tassos Café turn left.

Walk past the few tourist shops and on your right you will see Taverna Ostria with green chairs out front. Walk up the steps between the chairs and the door of the taverna, and you should see a hairdresser’s straight in front of you. Follow the steps round to the right and at the top you will see an ancient Pirate sign engraved in the wall. Turn left here.

Walk up this street (many steps) until you get to a phone box on your left, immediately in front turn right and then follow the street as it meanders up to the left and then to the right, past a white house with brown shutters (home of Mary-Louise Coulouris the artist), with a bench out front.

You will then walk past a small square with a statue on your left; straight in front should be another hotel sign. Just past the square turn left. This is Tzamadou Street (our street) and a little further up you will see the white wall of the Hotel Nefeli with lemon trees protruding over the top.

There are signs marking the way.

Private Transfers

We can of course arrange private transfers for you either from Athens International airport or from your hotel on the mainland to Nefeli. Just give us the details and we will quote you "door to door" (so as to speak) !

Please contact us for more information.

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