Focus on Hydra is a collaborative effort.
Anna Barry and Iannis Gavalas first developed the idea of sharing Hydra's
beauty with others. Anna is also responsible for all of the photographs.
Anna Barry is a professional photographer who has exhibited her work in
Germany, Greece, Italy and Australia.
Since many years she has been coming to Hydra, as a guest of the Gavalas family.
During her wanderings all over the island, the native Hydriotes have become her friends and advisers.
Anna wrote and edited the German text.
Carol Inga Banck and Anna wrote and edited the English text together. Carol also researched
and verified details of several hikes and gathered information on many other
topics in the text. Carol has been a teacher of English literature at the university and high school levels
and has resided part-time on Hydra since 1988.
Iannis Gavalas, a native Hydriote, is a true aficionado of the island. He
has travelled widely as a captain in the merchant marine and has taught as a
professor at the Hydra Naval Academy. He also is a published poet.
Peter Banck provided much useful technical and editing advice. He also provided the original idea
to expand this book into a larger work incorporating elements of Hydriote culture and history.