This quiet island was during the war of independence an important naval centre and came to be a crucial partner in the war against the Ottoman empire.
Beyond that this beautiful island have been in the margin of history, from ancient to modern times. And several times across history it was abandonded and repopulated.
Hydra is considered by many to have the prettiest town of all the inhabited island of Greece. And this quiet, car-free island town have for it's beauty and simplicity attracted promiment artists and writers. The most well-known being Leonard Cohen who since 1960 owns a house on Hydra.
“Greece is a good place
To look at the moon, isn´t it
You can read by moonlight
You can read on the terrace...”