6 Best Restaurants in Hydra Town, The Saronic Gulf Islands


$$$ Fodor's choice

This spot where Aristotle Onassis and Maria Callas once danced is a vision in minimalist island stone and white. The restaurant/bar is set in the high-ceilinged Hydra Nautical Club and the deck outside, which affords an exquisite sea view. Gourmet sefood dishes, and lively salads are the light standards that will help ensure you keep the energy levels up if you choose to stay on and dance the night away as the night time revelry kicks in and cocktails start flowing

Hydra port, Hydra Town, 18040, Greece
Known For
  • excellent service
  • popular with visiting high society
  • great views
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.–Thurs. Oct.–Apr., Credit cards accepted, Reservations essential

Tsagkaris Hydriot Macaroons

$ Fodor's choice

Don't leave Hydra without some traditional almond macaroons in your suitcase. The Tsagkaris family, led by octogenarian matriarch Anna Tsagkari, have been lovingly making them in their workshop for more than 70 years.

Isalos Cafe

This harbor-front establishment has something for everyone. Service starts in the morning with coffee, juices, and breakfast, then on to brunch, lunch, and snacks, extending into the evening and night time with easy dining, drinks, and cocktails. Tea lovers rejoice! Isalos has you covered with a range of high quality and properly prepared Oriental and European beverages.

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Kai Kremmidi (And Onion)

No Greek experience is complete without a quick gyro pita on the hoof. And if that's what you're after pop into Kai Kremmidi for the best of that ilk on Hydra. Also try the tasty lahmacun, an Arabic-style mini pizza with spiced mince meat and a dash of lemon. It's located a couple of blocks up from the harbor.
Andrea Papandreou & Topazi Street, Hydra Town, Greece
Known For
  • souvlaki
  • quick service
  • good location

Kryfo Limani (Secret Port)

This familly-run taverna, passed from father to son, is set in a typical Hydriot walled garden, down one of the anonymous winding alleyways in town. Adding to the allure, Andreas, who runs the show, has a double life as a fisherman, and the cook expertly serves up his catch of the day. Apart from the supremely fesh fish you can enjoy a plethora of mezedes like the fava dolmades and kolokithokeftedes (fried courgette balls). Take note the house wines go down very easily.
Tompazi 8, Hydra Town, Greece
Known For
  • fresh fish
  • lovely garden setting
  • reasonable prices

To Geitoniko


Christina and Manolis, the former owners, have now passed the baton to their son Constantinos, who has modernized the home-style Greek dishes served here, in his traditional old Hydriot house with stone floors and wooden ceilings, where time seems to have been standing still since the 1950s. If it's available, try the fresh fish that is prepared to perfection. It's a good idea to arrive before 9 pm for dinner; there are only 20 tables under the open-air vine-covered pergola upstairs, and they fill up quickly.

Spiliou Harami, Hydra Town, 18040, Greece
Known For
  • popular with the discerning locals
  • cool roof terrace dining
  • tasty Greek food
Restaurants Details
Rate Includes: No lunch Sept.–June; no dinner Dec.–mid-Apr, No credit cards