From the Sports Field of Hydra to the Beach of Limnionisa via the Monastery
of "Agia Triada" (Holy Trinity) and the Convent of Saint Nicholas
Total time: 90 minutes
This itinerary begins with a steep ascent on a rocky path behind the
"Bouagia" district to the east of the town's sports field. The hike yields
spectacular views of "chora" and the harbor of Hydra, the surrounding
mountains, and, ultimately, the entire coast from the port of Mandraki to the
Saronic Gulf. Once you reach the chapel of "stavros", (Holy Cross), you can stride along
a comfortable flat dirt road towards the monasteries. First you arrive at
"Agia Triada", Holy Trinity. Eventually you reach the Convent of Saint Nicholas,
whose resident nun will make you feel very welcome, offering
both coffee and conversation.
At the secluded beach of Limnionisa with its characteristic grey-green-red
pebbles, you can have a refreshing and possibly solitary swim. The
pines at the back of the beach offer shade for a picnic.