Hydra Meetup 2009

Our biennial Hydra meetups, and the big 2002 Event
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Re: Hydra Meetup 2009

Post by casterbridgecohen » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:46 am

The last four years I have spent the last week of May and the first week of June at the French open tennis at Roland Garros.

This year I may skip the tennis as Hydra seems a novel idea.

What websites are good to source accommodation or what recomendations do people make that might still be available?

Thanks in advance for any responses.

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Post by jarkko » Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:38 am

Kelsey Edwards has links to most of the hotels and other Hydra sites at http://www.greekislandsrealestate.com. Hotel info is also available on the following sites (and many others, you may google to find them!): http://www.hydradirect.com and HYDRA-island.com
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Re: Hydra Meetup 2009

Post by margaret » Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:22 pm

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Post by marrieX » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:39 pm

What is some advice you can give me for trying tennis?
I really want to start playing tennis. I've been sort of playing it a little in the summer for a year with my family and I think it is really fun and hope to do it next year in High School. Any tips of advice you can give? No one in my family has really played tennis so they aren't as experienced. Any help would be great thanks!
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Re: Hydra Meetup 2009

Post by lizzytysh » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:55 pm

Hi MarrieX ~

Your question would get a better response if you put it in the Everything Else section with a thread of its own, titled something about how to learn tennis. At first, I thought you were a Spammer and, I guess at this point waiting to see what your second post will be, i.e. with a link Spam. If this is a serious question, my suggestion would be that you call your nearest junior college; ask the athletic coach at your local high schools; and Google "tennis instructors" for your area. If you have a country club nearby, you could call there, as well, as the person who instructs there may possibly instruct elsewhere, as well.

Welcome to the Forum, Marrie. How did you find us?


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P.S. You won't learn tennis on Hydra, or miss out on any matches if you attend a meet-up and still haven't learned ;-) .
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Re: Hydra Meetup 2009

Post by daft about lennie » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:38 pm

Is this meet up still happening?
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Post by margaret » Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:03 pm

Yes it is . There are over 60 of us attending when I last checked.
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Post by jarkko » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:17 pm

70 now and still growing!
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Post by lizzytysh » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:26 am

And just an FYI for you daft about lennie [or anyone else who may wonder] ~ These 'off-year' gatherings on Hydra are a given as to their happening... they don't just get cancelled. "Off-year" refers to the years in between the official gatherings known as Events with years attached to them... they're the 'even' years... 2000/2004/2006/2008/2010/etc. It's become tradition for people to gather on Hydra in the summer of the years where there's not an official Event. Unlike a pre-concert gathering, that could get cancelled, I guess... for lack of participation, there will always be people gathering at these Hydra gatherings. So, not seeing any recent info on them doesn't mean they're not going to happen because they are. People just happen to be focused on other things right now. As the time nears closer, you'll see a lot more activity here. I can only say, "Go! You'll love it!"

70 :shock: 8) :D !?!


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Post by jarkko » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:34 am

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Re: Hydra Meetup 2009

Post by Sophia » Mon May 04, 2009 1:27 am

Flyingcat and Dolphins itineraries:
27/4/09 - 4/6/09
http://www.hellenicseaways.gr/media/dro ... hspeed.pdf

5/6/09 - 7/9/09
http://www.hellenicseaways.gr/media/drom2009/sar23.pdf

(For second year, there is no conventional boat to Hydra)

Ticket prices
till 4/5/09: 28,40 euros
from 5/5/09:25,50 euros


http://www.hellenicseaways.gr/index.asp?a_id=209
(The website gives the above information only in Greek so far)


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Re: Hydra Meetup 2009

Post by Sophia » Sat May 09, 2009 12:00 am

Just a note: Usually you don't need to book your tickets in advance in June, but this year, the European Elections on 7th and the Holy Spirit Monday on 8th June (a favorite 3-4 days getaway for Greeks), means that perhaps you should book your tickets earlier,in case you have planned to visit Hydra on these dates.

See you soon! :)

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Re: Hydra Meetup 2009

Post by anneporter » Sat May 09, 2009 3:51 am

Thanks for the tip, Sophia!
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Re: Hydra Meetup 2009

Post by Russell Harvey » Thu May 21, 2009 4:15 pm

Just 20 days to go ... Hydra here we come.
One problem still to solve and that is the small matter of accomodation.I know I'm cutting it fine but one has to remain an optimist.
In the interests of economy is anyone interested in sharing rooms or does anyone have a room to spare/rent OR a garden to camp in!! (I know it is extreme.)
If anyone can offer any help or advice on this topic I will listen with great interest.
I can be contacted by email at r.r.workshop@talk21.com
Any help will be rewarded with a bottle of ice cold Mythos, tempting eh?
See you all in a few days.
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Re: Hydra Meetup 2009

Post by anneporter » Thu May 21, 2009 5:39 pm

I'm starting to worry about the language... how hard is it to find your way around without speaking/reading any Greek?
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