Getting There - Aneel's Travelogue

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To Hydra Hydra, Greece, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 9:00pm

Flying Dolphin
We left Athens today. After breakfast, we hopped on the Metro to Piraeus, the port that has served Athens since ancient times. After wandering around a bit in search of Calamari, we boarded a "Flying Dolphin" ferry to the island of Hydra.

Hydra is refreshingly quiet after Athens. They have no cars (though they do permit a few trucks for trash collection and firefighting) or motorcycles. We did a quick walking tour around the harbor, where we learned that this is the place where the fire-ship tactic was invented (fill an old ship full of flammables and gunpowder, ram it into an enemy ship, and set it ablaze).

Sunset was spectacular.