Hydra is a sparkling jewel rising high above the sea under the Mediterranean sun. Treasured moments of enjoyment await the visitor who can reach its golden shores in minutes from Porto Heli by jetfoil. Hydra's strict laws have protected the beauty of its elegant architecture and strolling by the preserved mansions of the old sea captains creates the feeling of centuries past. Cars are prohibited, adding to the tranquility of this island paradise. A heaven for writers, poets and artists, Hydra is also known for its lively cafes and sophisticated nightlife. Both AKS HOTELS offer each visitor the ability to reach this beautiful island by hydrotaxis that depart from the private docks of each hotel.