Rick Steves' Europe: Hydra, Greece

For those willing to follow the uphill lanes, this Greek island offers tradition, magnificent views of the harbor and a relaxing vacation spot

(Courtesy of Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door)

Hard Hydration

Boats in Hydra Greece bay
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The island once had spring water. Today Hydra’s very hard water, which makes a shower an exercise in frustration, is shipped in from the mainland.

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