Elegant, intimate and car-free. Follow our insider guide to get under the skin of this fêted island of artists, just 90 minutes from Athens

By Amanda Dardanis

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Hydra, lighting up as the sun goes down.

Friday: Dazzling dips and arty adventures

No cars, no mopeds, no bikes.

If your boots are made for walking, bring them to Hydra.

Saturday: Holy hikes and seaside bites

A little Hydra history at the Monastery of Prophet Elias.

Squeeze in a sunset walk before grabbing a cocktail.

Sunday: Sweet vibes and watery rides

Carve out some time to sail around this artsy island.

Even the cats know it's cool to spend a weekend chilling in Hydra.

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