On the island of Hydra (Greeks pronounce that, 'eee-dra') in the Saronic Islands off the Peloponesse coast, there are no motorized vehicles - except for two small garbage trucks. So when you step off the ferry onto its near perfect crescent-shaped dock you have two choices for getting to your hotel: on foot or burro.
Our mainland roadtrip took us to Hydra for a night's stay Sunday. We had planned to stay in another town on the coast but as with our philosophy of travel, when the opportunity presents itself, take it. We passed a sign pointing through an olive grove that read "Hydra". We followed the roadway and found ourselves at a tiny taxi ferry dock, and thought,'why not?'
We parked near the olive grove, packed on overnight bag and hopped aboard the 16-passenger taxi that whisked us across the channel for a delightful evening and morning visit to an island we would otherwise have missed.
In case you are wondering, we walked to the pansion where we stayed for 35E a night. It was an easy walk, not far from the harbor.