The remnants of several castles and fortifications can be seen while exploring the island of Hydra. Some of these include the small castle aptly named “Kastraki” which dates back from the 17th century and stands along the island’s coastline.
Continuing onward, the island’s former naval station and original harbor are found at a site known as “Mandraki”. They date back to the 16th and 18th century, respectively, and today have been turned into the Mira Mare Hotel.
Along the way, the fortified structure known as “kastro” becomes visible. It dates back to the 16th century, though its present form is a result of reconstruction undergone during the years of the revolution of 1821. Photos Courtesy: by Papathanasiou.