Spetses to Hydra Ferry

The Spetses Hydra ferry route connects two popular tourist destinations in the Saronic Islands and is available for booking with 2 ferry companies throughout the year. Hellenic Seaways provide up to 5 sailings per day and Alpha Lines provide up to 14 weekly sailings. The total distance between Spetses ferry port and Hydra ferry port is approximately 16 nautical miles (29km), with Hellenic Seaways offering the fastest crossing time in around 30 minutes, making it a quick and easy transport link across the Aegean Sea.

There is a high speed ferry from Spetses to Hydra via the Flying Dolphins and the Flyingcat, both available with Hellenic Seaways. These fast ferries to Hydra ensure that passengers reach their destination in the quickest time possible.

Direct Ferries help you compare between 49 ferries from Spetses to Hydra each week, with up to 7 sailings departing per day. Unfortunately, passengers are not currently able to bring their cars onboard this ferry service. Therefore, we recommend that you search for alternative ferry routes to Hydra which accommodate vehicles.

Prices for the ferry to Hydra from Spetses might change depending on the season you want to travel. The cheapest ferry tickets are typically available during off peak, outside of the high season. Please visit our special offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry discounts.

Spetses - Hydra Ferry Operators

  • Hellenic Seaways
    • 5 Sailings Daily 30 min
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  • Alpha Lines
    • 14 Sailings Weekly 35 min
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Spetses Hydra Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers on this route. Prices shown are per person.

Spetses Guide

The Greek island of Spetses is one of the Saronic group of islands. Its ancient name was Pityonissos and Pityousa from the ancient Greek word for tree, "Pitys". The Venetians brought the name Spetses with them as they used to call the island "Isola di Spezzie" which means the island of aromas (spices). The largest town on the island is also called Spetses and is quite unusual in that private vehicles are not allowed within the town's boundary. As a result, people who live there or visit, have no choice but to walk or take a horse-drawn carriage. Motorcycles and bicycles are permitted.

The closest beaches to the town are Agios Mamas, in the centre of the town, and Kaiki beach which is around 1 km to the north west and Agia Marina which is 2 km to the south. For beaches further from the town, such as Zogeria, Agioi Anargiroi and Agia Paraskevi, there are public buses that can be taken.

In the Medieval times, the island flourished with trade and the locals constructed elegant mansions that survive to this day. Spetses is also a popular weekend destination due to its proximity to Athens.

Hydra Guide

Hydra is a Greek island that lies in the Saronic Gulf and is a popular destination for visiting Athenians for the weekend due to its proximity to the Greek capital. The island's main town, also called Hydra, is built on the slopes of a hill around the port and is an impressive site. Quite unique to Hydra is that all cars and other motor vehicles are prohibited throughout the island and therefore all journeys must be made on foot, by boat or by donkey. The island's beaches, which a very popular with visitors, are mainly small coves and have crystal clear waters and tend to be surrounded by green vegetation. Perhaps the best and prettiest beaches on the island are Agios Nikolaos, Bitsi, Vlichos and Kaminia.

ferry services using the island's port depart to Piraeus with a journey time of 1 hour by high speed ferry and 3 to 3 hours and 3 minutes by conventional ferry. Hydra is also connected to the other islands in the Saronic Gulf and also with Porto Cheli.