Little Photo Guide of Hydra & Poros

 

"Hydra is almost a bare rock of an island and its population, made up almost exclusively of seamen, is rapidly dwindling. The town, which clusters about the harbor in the form of an amphitheatre, is immaculate. There are only two colours, blue and white, and the white is whitewashed every day, down to the cobblestones in the street. The houses are even more cubistically arranged than at Poros. Aesthetically it is perfect, the very epitome of that flawless anarchy which supersedes, because it includes and goes beyond, all the formal arrangements of the imagination. This purity, this wild and naked perfection of Hydra, is in great part due to the spirit of the men who once dominated the island."

-Henry Miller, The Colossus of Maroussi

Hydra

Hydra

Hydra

Hydra

Castello, Kamini Beach, Hydra

Castello, Kamini Beach, Hydra

For me, the best Plomarian: Isidoros Arvanitis’s ouzo.    Kodylenia’s Tavern, Hydra

For me, the best Plomarian: Isidoros Arvanitis’s ouzo.

Kodylenia’s Tavern, Hydra

 
Kodylenia’s Tavern, Hydra

Kodylenia’s Tavern, Hydra

Xeri Elia Tavern, Hydra

Xeri Elia Tavern, Hydra

There is nowhere in the world where you can live like you can in Hydra, and that includes Hydra.
— Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen and his friends, 1964, Under the tree - which is now located in front of the Xeri Elia Tavern’s platia.

Leonard Cohen and his friends, 1964, Under the tree - which is now located in front of the Xeri Elia Tavern’s platia.

Enalion Tavern, Hydra

Enalion Tavern, Hydra

Harbour, Hydra

Harbour, Hydra

Citronne Gallery, Poros

Citronne Gallery, Poros

Fried zucchini with tzatziki and beetroot with tarator    Apagio Tavern, Poros

Fried zucchini with tzatziki and beetroot with tarator

Apagio Tavern, Poros

Kanali Beach, Poros

Kanali Beach, Poros

Vlychos, Hydra

Vlychos, Hydra

Hydronetta, Hydra

Hydronetta, Hydra

The Fisherman of Halicarnassus, Poros

The Fisherman of Halicarnassus, Poros

Sardine with captain’s secret sauce

Sardine with captain’s secret sauce

Saganaki with marmalade

Saganaki with marmalade

Children from Poros

Children from Poros

Photos by Sezin Mutlutürk