"Many times in our lives, the voice of Nature is heard.
If you have the good fortune to find yourself on the ecologically unique
island of Hydra, you must discover the profound beauty of Vlychos and
Let your eyes linger over the intricate, delicate geographical embroidery of
the shore of Vlychos.
For many generations, Vlychos has been the favorite summer retreat for
Hydriotes; this is still true today. Its shores and pebble beaches are
pristine and ideal for swimming and snorkling. The crystal clear waters of
Vlychos are home to many forms of marine life:
octopus, sea urchins, indigenous shellfish, and many kinds of fish.
The eastern boundary of Vlychos is punctuated in a picturesque way by the
large stone arch of the 'Venetian Bridge'.
Ascend among the deep green pine forest beyond Palamidas up to the chapel of
Finally, go to the plain of Episkopi with its open fields
of grain and its soothing frangrance of mountain thyme.
It is a place which calmes the mind and opens the doors of the heart with
the revelation of its gifts to all of your senses.
It is a long way to come here, but do not concern yourself with the
Remember that God is movement, and when you stride forth and move, you
become one with him."