The beach of Agios Nikolaos is well organized and has pebbles and clear water. It is located on the west coast of Hydra and specifically southwest, with slopes full of pines, which in some places reach the sea. The beach is also suitable for snorkeling. One can reach this beach with the fast high-speed boats throughout the day from the port of Hydra. If however you are in a hurry or you do not want to wait you can hire a water taxi and give him an appointment to take you back.
The harbor of Hydra is always very crowded in high season and is best avoided at that time. Early spring is the best time to visit, when it is usually possible to moor either on the south quay or the inside of the north breakwater (where, however, it shallows as you go further in).
Lagoudera, the previous name of Omilos bar-restaurant, was one of the most famous restaurants in Greece, visited by many international celebrities, such as, The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jackie Kennedy, Maria Callas and Aristotelis Onassis. It is situated in an excellent location, with amazing sea views and atmosphere.
A particular picturesque fishing port is the large unorganized Kamini beach just 20 minutes from the town of Hydra. Ideal place to stay overnight as there are many accommodations or to just enjoy the authentic traditional cuisine at the surrounding restaurants.