Saturday, 27 July 2013

Hydra

My culinary wandering has taken me to the Greek island of Hydra. A tantalising glimpse of what Bodrum might have been if we'd dug a channel between the mainland and the peninsula. Only a tiny percentage of the island is built on and the  building permits are very strictly controlled.  The result is a harbour town worthy of a film set.  No ugly concrete mars the view and there are no cars or motorcycles. I'm sitting at a bar on the harbour front, listening to a string quintet play Schubert, watching the world and his wife walk by.  At  last I've found a reliable internet source and can attempt to publish a blog post. I've managed to read all my favourite blogs but I don't think any of my comments have got though. The internet sees fit to kick the user off after a few minutes. Before I lose the connection again, I'll add a few photographs.

14 comments:

  1. Looks nice - what is the donkey going rate then and does it double after midnight?

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  2. Hydra is a nice artsy island! We spent a few hours there 2 years ago. Enjoy! And we took the donkey ride! :-)

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  3. I visited Hydra in 1978. It was really beautiful, and it doesn't look to have changed as much as some of the other islands I visited the same year. We stayed on Poros, and when I visited that a few years ago, some of it was unrecognisable. Great photos. J.

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  4. It looks so beautiful and unspoiled. Enjoy your time there xx

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  5. . . the place was bliss once the ferry boats/cruise ships left - perfect bolt-hole.

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  6. Lovely. Like Bodrum back in the day?

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  7. So very rare to find a place so unspoiled!

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  8. What a lovely Island....looks gorgeous. Everytime I visit Turkey and want to visit a Greek Island from Cesme or Kusadasi we run out of time....or plain tired and zonked out.
    Enjoy your time....lovely pictures.

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  9. What a lovely Island....looks gorgeous. Everytime I visit Turkey and want to visit a Greek Island from Cesme or Kusadasi we run out of time....or plain tired and zonked out.
    Enjoy your time....lovely pictures.

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  10. Very lovely, Annie. Hope you're having a really good time - you certainly can't fault the setting. Axxx

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    1. Oops, commented with the wrong log-in. It was me really! Ax

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  11. Just perfect. Looks like our type of island. Oh to have strict building controls in our beloved country we currently reside in...

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  12. Gorgeous photos of an idyllic place, Annie. Greece is another country I've always meant to visit and haven't yet managed to, but this makes me want to try - no cars, no motorcycles!

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