Hydra, along with Spetses, played a key role in the Greek revolution and has since become an island favoured by many artists, painters and musicians who find inspiration in its narrow winding streets and picturesque architecture.
Two of the most heroic figures of Hydra were the shipowners Andreas Miaoulis and Lazaros Koundouriotis, whose bravery and sacrifice for the causes of the revolution are honoured to this day.
In the fifties Hydra enjoyed a cultural renaissance as a movie set for various films including “Boy on a Dolphin” by Jean Negulesco starring Sophia Lauren and “Phaedra” by Michalis Kakoyiannis starring Antony Perkins and Melina Merkouri .
The late Canadian songwriter Leonard Cohen lived here for a time and was inspired to compose his beloved song “Bird on the Wire”.
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