European Summer School on Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Hydra Island
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The summers school is held on the beautiful island of Hydra in Greece.


Hydra is one of the Saronic islands. Even though it has a good nightlife, it is quiet since cars and motorbikes are not allowed. The main method of transportation are the delightful mules and donkeys, as well as the water taxis.

Hydra town is a lovely place just for strolling around. Many of its buildings date back to the 18th century, and is built around the harbour. Here, you can visit many art galleries, churches and monasteries.


The beaches on Hydra are pebble beaches, and the most popular ones are Molos, Palamida and Kaminia, which are more sandy.

Meeting Venue

Bratsera Hotel

Bratsera Hotel, Hydra 180 40, Greece

Tel: +30-22980-53971

Email: info@bratserahotel.com

The Bratsera Hotel is the only hotel on Hydra which has meeting room facilities. It is a beautiful hotel that has hosted all the summer schools since 2005. 

It is a small hotel with only 23 bedrooms so only some faculty have accommodation at the hotel whilst some faculty and all delegates are placed in hotels and guest houses a short walk from the Bratsera. 

Delegate Accommodation

Accommodation is provided for delegates at hotels and guest houses close to the Bratsera Hotel. Details of the accommodation allocated to delegates will be provided approximately one week before the event. 

Delegates will be mostly be housed at:

The Erofili Pension 

Website: https://pensionerofili.gr

Management: Irene and George Voulgaris
Phone: (+30) 22980 54049 / 54098
Fax: (+30) 22980 54049 / 54098
Mobile Phone: (+30) 697 7688 487
E-Mail: info@pensionerofili.gr &

The Ippokampos Hotel

Website: https://www.ippokampos.com/

Address: 18040 Hydra Island, Greece

TEL: + 30 22980 53453, +30 22980 53454 
E-mail: ippo@ippokampos.com

The Sidra Hotel

Website: http://www.sidrahotelhydra.gr

Management: Michalis Chatzikonstantinou

Address: Hydra beach, Oikonomou str.

TEL: (+30) 22980 - 53401, 53402

FAX: (+30) 22980 - 53111

MOB: (+30) 6974329222

Email: sidrahotel@yahoo.gr


In order to reach Hydra you have to take a ferry. For full details on travel options visit https://www.hydradirect.com/travel-information/

Useful information

Ferries regularly get cancelled due to the high summer winds. If possible it is a good idea to arrive in Athens the day before the course starts so you have plenty of options with the ferry. 

The bigger sea-cats are less likely to get cancelled than the dolphins.