Letting your gaze wander throughout the island of Hydra , one word comes to the onlookers mind, eminence. elegant, stonebuilt houses with vividly colored grand windows and tileroofs span across the hills overlooking the port, with the mansions of Hydras adventurous captains proudly protruding. Hydra is an island of the Argosaronic gulf with its synonymous and only town. The two and three storied buildings which adorn the island are characterized from a distinct architecture drawing from islandic and Doric elements. To the flanks of the town, the visitor finds batteries of cannons, once the instrument of protecting the inhabitants from those who would prey on them.