Layers in the Saronic Gulf

Sunset viewed from Agios Niklaous beach


View down from the hillside walk near Spilia
Layers of houses blend into layers of boats at Hydra Port
A series of deckchairs lead down to a swimming platform, accessed by a stack of stone steps


Hydra Port at sundown

via Photo Challenge: Layered


A short flight to Athens, a bus ride to the historic port of Piraeus and just over an hour’s  crossing of the Saronic Gulf by Catamaran and I was on the idyllic island of Ydra (also known as Hydra) last week, taking a few days out from autumnal England, to get a dose of summer sun.

There were hundreds of characterful boats, in all shapes and sizes, and it brought to mind Kenneth Grahame’s quote from The Wind in the Willows: “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

Five-layered boat ‘cake’ at Agios Nikolaos
Constant movement on the waterway ensures that Hydra Port looks different, every time you look
Boats leaving Hydra Port



4 thoughts on “Layers in the Saronic Gulf

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s