Walking along the coast you can also see the clock tower characteristic of Hydra and plenty of cafes and restaurants. When sitting in one of the restaurants, it is worth ordering fish or seafood. The waters around Hydra are rich in various species, and local restaurateurs often catch what later ends on the plate. We really wanted to try the fried calamari, but we were not sure if it would be fresh. The owner of the place that we chose honestly admitted that they are frozen (the season for calamari lasts from September to October), but the ones that he offers are caught and frozen by him, so they must be delicious. We believed him and we were not disappointed.
The atmosphere on Hydra allows you to relax and escape for a moment from the hustle and bustle of big city. This is probably why Hydra is extremely popular among artists and poets.
After a two-hour stop in Hydra, our ferry headed towards the island of Poros. Here, to our surprise, the time to walk around was much shorter – only 50 minutes. The key attraction of the island is, like in Hydra, a clock tower. When you climb the hill, you see a view of the harbour and the sea. Although Poros is gaining popularity among tourists, it is not a crowded or party place. It allows you to chill and taste the Greek cuisine (there are many restaurants or bars here). Those who enjoy spending time on the beach will no doubt find their place in Poros, as there are many sandy beaches in the south of the island.
As on the above-mentioned islands, also on Aegina, you will find a clock tower, or even two! It is worth visiting the Temple of Afai, one of the most valuable monuments of the Saronic Islands. We, unfortunately, got into a shopping craze (oh these pistachios…) and we did not have enough time for the temple. 🙂
Although you can see various homeless cats on all the islands, it was at Aegina that we came across a centre for caring for homeless animals. For hungry there are bowls waiting with food and water, and for those who are looking for a rest – a house.
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