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The past 1930 Hydra island
 

Life in Hydra was diffrent from time to time, depending on sponge fishing, the main economy in the island. All the weekends where the same except from when there where main festivities, like Easter. The shops where all closed, until the end of the Church, apart from the cafes, which were servicing.

When the Monastery bells were ringing, that meant the traffic at the port was starting and the people going to the shops and at the port. There where six cafes that were open on the Sunday morning. There were mice restaurants to eat and at the start of the 1930's has opened one grocerie store. Tavernas there were plentful, many of them belonged to locals, who stayed on the island.

Tavernas were full of people just to drink ouzo and local wine. There were some hairdressers also, men mostly. Another event, apart from the Church was the comming of the boat from Pireus, with its manu tourists, people and products. Any boats, that time were doing the route from and towards the Argosaronic islands and unfortunately, many were the accidents and shipwrecks.

 

The 50's and the 60's

A last opportunity for development and revitalization of Hydra society was given in the 50s when the various artists and filmmakers "discover" Hydra and use it liberally in their movies. A direct consequence was the rapid tourism and economic development on the island, which has evolved since then into a cosmopolitan tourist resort.

In the 1950s and 60s, foreign writers like the Australian George Johnston, the Swede Axel Jensen and the Canadian Leonard Cohen bought houses here and laid the foundations of a foreign community that still exists today. Practically every celebrity in the world has set foot on Hydra at some time or other. For Hydra that‘s no big deal. Celebrities and anonymous visitors have equal status here.

It also worth to be mentioned that Hydra became famous all over the world thanks to the film “Boy on a Dolphin,” shot on the island in 1957 with Sophia Loren leading the starring role.

Among the most famous films shot in Hydra is the famous "Girl with black" of Michael Cacoyannis with Ellie Lambeti, which received rave reviews in European festivals and the great Jules Dassin's film "Phaedra" with lovely Melina Merkouri and the famous Anthony Perkins and Ralph Vallone.

Hydra became a famous destination mainly between 1960-1970 when celebrities from around the world, like Lennon, Klapton, Rolling Stones, Onassis and Callas, Rex Harrison, Peter Ustinov, Leonard Cohen and many others passed through here and a place of inspiration for many people of the arts and culture like Xatzikyriakos, Gikas, Seferis, Engonopoulos, Henry Miller, Tetsis, Byzantios ...

Today, the Hydra of Miller, Seferis, Gikas, Engonopoulos, Byzantios, Tetsis, with the continuous offering to tourism and our country's cultural life, remains the jewel of the Gulf Islands, a unique phenomenon of historical and architectural wonder and certainly one of the finest resorts in Greece.

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