Hydra finishes the season on a high note! Hydra finishes the season on a high note!
Credit due, quite literally! When the world is facing an unprecedented energy crisis as 2022 draws to a close, our beloved Rock is now getting renewable energy. Hugely beneficial to the island in so many ways. Bravo, and thank you to those who made it possible!  
Hydra finishes the season on a high note!
Hydra finishes the season on a high note!
Inkaminicado! Inkaminicado!
Roger Green came up with a classic to describe the Rock’s permanent inmates when the summer swarms drive local denizens into hiding. Now into its third decade, the resident bard’s traditional Pirofani opening poem was spot on. We shall be blissfully Inka ...
Inkaminicado!
Inkaminicado!
A Lovely Tribute to Kamini’s Tassia A Lovely Tribute to Kamini’s Tassia
A Lovely Tribute to Kamini's Tassia
A Lovely Tribute to Kamini’s Tassia
Kamini April Fool? Kamini April Fool?
Who wants to go for a walk? Unanimous yes. Quandary in the port: left to Vichos, right to Hydra town, or a dip in the harbor. Happy Spring all.
Kamini April Fool?
Kamini April Fool?
Romantic August Kamini Sunset Romantic August Kamini Sunset
  But the flip side of our photographic flags a fluttering in the breeze is that with temperatures in the mid 30,s  hot wind can cause deadly wildfires. (As poor Greece has already experienced recently)Please be extra vigilant and always carry water on walks, ...
Romantic August Kamini Sunset
Romantic August Kamini Sunset
Hydra Revisited Hydra Revisited
Honoured to be included. Latest Hydra Book
Hydra Revisited
Hydra Revisited
Okay who’s next ??? Okay who’s next ???
Easy livin’ August was fun, y’all come back soon y’hear. So that is August in Kamini is almost done and dusted, who’s up for September? We are going to win this season, albeit on marginal points. Happy Fall y’All, still standing KC staf ...
Okay who's next ???
Okay who’s next ???
Not Kamini’s Baby Beach Not Kamini’s Baby Beach
We have heard rumblings about August “Baby Beach” being a tad crowded. Try China for fun bathing then. Surfs Up
Not Kamini's Baby Beach
Not Kamini’s Baby Beach
Mid Summer Kamini night Wild Life Mid Summer Kamini night Wild Life
Godzilla snail caught crossing our terrace. Scary nightlife to be avoided in our valley. The height of the season and it’s all happening in our quite village. Even the Paparazzi couldn’t catch these guys. Rare dangerous night stalking leopard toad.
Mid Summer Kamini night Wild Life
Mid Summer Kamini night Wild Life
Kamini’s Kodylenia Restaurant – 1985 Kamini’s Kodylenia Restaurant – 1985
We took this from Mavro Maties taverna, (the large yellow and red landmark structure in Kamini harbour), closed some decades now. Could not imagine the changes to come in our little village. Always tranquil, beautiful and has remained unspoiled over the years despit ...
Kamini's Kodylenia Restaurant - 1985
Kamini’s Kodylenia Restaurant – 1985

Creative Kamini

Creative Kamini

Alexis Averbuck

Alexis Averbuck, Hydra Island Greece

Painter and writer

Having relocated to Hydra in 2007, Alexis recent painting works to capture the specific luster of the island’s colors, moods, and natural environment. Learn more.

Alison Leslie Gold

Alison Leslie Gold

Writer

Award-winning author Alison Leslie Gold has published fiction, nonfiction, and journalism, as well as written for radio and television. She presently divides her time between New York City and Kamini, Hydra. Learn more.

Ann Rivers

Ann Rivers, poet, Hydra, Greece

Poet

Poet Ann Rivers has lived on Hydra for nearly four decades. Learn more and more.

Bill Pownall

Bill Pownell

Painter

English painter Bill Pownall has been living and working on Hydra for decades, transforming its scenery into a symbolic language in his abstract paintings and creating evocative landscape collages. Learn more and more.

Brice Marden

Brice Marden on Charlie Rose

PainterAmerican painter Brice Marden and his wife, Helen Harrington, first visited Hydra in 1971. Since, they have returned annually, and the island is said to have greatly affected Marden’s work. Learn more and more.

Charles Young

Charles Young

Writer

American novelist Charles Young lives part-time on Hydra. His novel Clouds over Hydra (1996) is set on the island. Learn more.

David Fagan

David Fagan returning to his African roots

Writer

David Fagan spent his formative years in Africa. After lunch on a Greek island day trip in 1983, he opted not to reboard the cruise boat but stayed, living and working on Hydra, pursuing his alternative lifestyle, publishing his first collection of stories about the island in 2003. Learn more.

David Irlam

David Irlam, sculptor and writer, Hydra, Greece

Sculptor and writer

David has been living on the Greek island of Hydra for over twenty years, during which time he has developed a keen interest in making items of art from the native Olive wood. Learn more.

Demetri Gassoumis

Demetri Gassoumis

Painter

Born of an Hydriot mother, Demetris Gassoumis splits his time between the island and the States. Hydra landscapes make up the vast majority of his painting, and he also makes stunning shadow sculptures out of white paper. Learn more.

Don Lowe

Don Lowe gives a reading

Writer

Don Lowe has spent the last four decades on the island and has penned multiple works of fiction. He often entertains the locals with readings from his writings. Learn more.

Francesca

Poet

Update to come!

Jacqueline Savidge

Jacqueline Savidge, painter, Hydra, Greece

Painter

Jacqui came to live in Greece nearly 25 years ago. After living in Athens for two years she moved to Hydra, which has been her home and source of inspiration ever since. Learn more.

Iris Kharami

Iris Kharami

Painter

Descended from an old Hydriot family, the self-taught Iris Kharami has been painting for thirty years. She has had seven one-woman shows in Athens and two on Hydra, and her work captures island’s “grandeur and austerity.” Learn more.

Karolos Voutsinas

Karolos Voutsinas

Composer and pianist

Greek-English musician Karolos Voutsinas has enjoyed a successful career in Greece and internationally as a composer, arranger, pianist, and vocal performer, among a myriad other roles. He made Hydra his home in 2008. Learn more.

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen

Writer and musician

Canadian poet, novelist, songwriter, and singer Leonard Cohen spent many years on Hydra, which features prevalently in or has otherwise influenced much of his writing. Learn more.

Mary Gladstone Painter

Mary Louise Coulouris

Mary Louise Coulouris, Hydra Island Greece

Painter and printmaker

Mary Louise is a printmaker, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Printmakers, painter, and public artist. Imagination, creativity, and design sense are central to her work. She spends most of the year on Hydra. Learn more.

Michael Lawrence

Michael Lawrence

Painter

Michael Lawrence has lived and worked on Hydra since 1992, painting landscapes and portraits, as well as whimsical interpretations of idea and experience, some inspired by the island itself. He exhibits annually at the Maria Mercuri Gallery on Hydra’s port. Learn more.

Michalis Maniatis

Michalis Maniatis

Writer and actor

Update to come!

Natacha Best

Natacha Best and Hart Porsche at Kamini's Varena Foundation

Painter

French watercolorist Natacha Best divides her time between Paris and Hydra, taking the landscape as the inspiration for most of her paintings. She has exhibited for more than twenty years throughout France, Spain, and Greece. Since 2006, she has served as vice president of Kamini’s Verena Foundation. Learn more.

Panayiotis Tetsis

Panayiotis Tetsis

Painter

One of Greece’s most eminent painters, Hydra-born Panayiotis Tetsis takes the island as inspiration for many of his land- and seascapes and still lifes. Learn more and more and more.

Pauline Keaney

Pauline Keaney in her studio

Painter

Pauline Keaney lives permanently on Hydra, whose landscape and scenery are sources of inspiration for her abstract paintings. Learn more.

Roger Green

Roger Green in Kamini, Hydra

Poet

English writer and poet Roger Green lives and works full-time in Kamini, regaling the locals with his parodic verse. Learn more and more.

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