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Hydra Island !!!!  The  Legendary Lagoudera !!!!!!  The ultimate travel destination for the 60′s and the 70′s

Hydra Island !!!! The Legendary Lagoudera !!!!!! The ultimate travel destination for the 60′s and the 70′s 

Hydra was the island that the then jet-set loved more than any other. The place that everybody had fun, here in legendary Lagoudera, the night club where the biggest moments of cosmopolitan Hydra.

It all started in 1958, when Babis Morres visited Hydra for vacations and immediately fell in love with the island. He then decided to move there and start his own business, Lagoudera.

A year before, the movie “Boy on a dophin”, starring Sophia Loren, the first international movie to be shot in Greece was filmed there. Loren sang “What is this called love” for the first time, bringing

Hydra to the surface. The island then started to attract major actors from the international scene, like Bridget Bardot, Elizabeth Tailor, John Lenon and most of the greek movie stars, that used to enjoy their evenings in the legendary Lagoudera. With them The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Maria Kallas and major business Tycoons, like Onasis and Jacky Kenedy or even Kings of nations. Many of them came to the island only to visit legendary Lagoudera.

Babis Morres was a brilliant businessman, that always carried a camera with him, taking pictures of the rich and famous that visited him, sending them to Athens for correspondence. A paparazzi of his time, we could dare say. This way Hydra and Lagoudera were always on the front page of lifestyle sheets on newspapers, making famous people travel to Hydra and Lagoudera only to be included in the pictures.

Legendary “Matches” of the restaurant, encouraging people to have fun, drink and enjoy, the leather wallets with Lagoudera logo, the luxurious keyrings, gifts that Babis gave out to his special guests, along with humorous “Enjoyment Awards” that he printed himself, made the restaurant distinct for it’s time. But mostly Babis Morres effort and imagination are behind everything. Decades later, with the flashlights gone and Lagoudera closed, the unique atmosphere of Hydra holds it’s place.

Hydra is still visited by yachts and cruisers. In the place of old Lagoudera, a new thing, a gourmet restaurant that has the locals saying its the new “reference spot”, the legend they have always reminisced…

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Spoke for Lagoudera..

“Babis Morres had never been here and immediately fell in love with her (Hydra). So next year he opened Lagoudera, in a very nice shop that constructed boats back then. A rather thin and long shop that had boats hanging on the ceiling. Back then, we had record players and when the lights of Hydra where shut off (as we where depended on a motor generator), we would light the candles. There was no time kept, we had fun till the morning, watching the first rays of the sun”

"Lagoudera Employee


“Every morning, Babis Morres would see which of the cruisers would arrive at the harbor and would fix two items of clay, a small plate and a jar, that would write “Lagoudera” on them. He then would fill them with bread and wine and take them to the people on the boat, as a welcoming gift, from him and everybody on the island”

"Hydra local resident

Marije Aguillo, Odile, * Ren.Art *, Ben S and 131 other people have particularly liked this photo


130 comments - The latest ones
Peter
Peter
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5 years ago.
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5 years ago.
Clotilde M (Clofotos)
Clotilde M (Clofotos…
Une très belle photo... et une documentation excellente.... Merci Peter
5 years ago.
Eve
Eve
Merci de tes commentaires ...magnifique photo de nuit !

Belle soirée Peter!!
5 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
I will have Lobster and salad, and a little wine.....

Enchanting, Peter
5 years ago.
Peter has replied to Joan+
Everything accepted My Dear Joan !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5 years ago.
Gerda
Gerda
Magnificent night shot of this enchanting place...lobster would be great indeed :)
5 years ago.
Peter has replied to Gerda
In a good company all are welcome !!!!! I would be delighted if one day I meet you all in Greece!!
And this is not very hard!!!!!!!!!!!
5 years ago.
Costas Kaounas
Costas Kaounas
όμορφη νυχτερινή ατμόσφαιρα Πέτρο!
5 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Amazing capture.
5 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
Oh, I wouldn't mind sitting there right now...
gorgeous, gorgeous shots, Peter!!:D
5 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Beautiful i,age and very nice story !
Thanks for sharing for us.
5 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Hallo again and have a wonderful weekend, Peter !

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5 years ago.
ecolour
ecolour
This is a wonderful night image, Peter--the setting looks very romantic--and elegant.
Have a great weekend,
Erika
5 years ago.
Gilles D.
Gilles D.
Une merveilleuse prise! *******************
5 years ago.
amine fassi
amine fassi
Great work
5 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Outstanding night shot and what a spectacular place!
Wonderful and interesting story too.
Enjoy the weekend, Peter!:)
5 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Gorgeous shot! Love the lighting!
5 years ago.
Dynamo
Dynamo
beautiful night shot, well composed & captured...
5 years ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
an exquisite golden and "floating "place where it must be delightful to stop at
5 years ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
καλησπέρα!
5 years ago.
bertapei
bertapei
excellent night shots.
well composed and detailed.
beautiful work !
5 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Good morning, sunshine!
5 years ago.
Swen
Swen
Great Shot *******
5 years ago.
Gérard B
Gérard B
Superbe photo. J'aime beaucoup.
5 years ago.
Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts
Beautiful night photography.
Have a lovely weekend Peter :-)
5 years ago.
Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts
Ipernity Frontpage & What's Hot
5 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Beautiful capture.
Hope you are having a good weekend my friend :-)
5 years ago.
Blueman
Blueman
This is a beautiful night shot!
5 years ago.
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Hydra is a dream place ! ******
5 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Very romantic, wonderful tones and nuance. Nicely captured and presented, Peter!
5 years ago.
Ruth S Hart
Ruth S Hart
Stunning light capture Peter, perfect image
5 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Fantastic night composition,great details !!
5 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Enjoy a great weekend dear friend !!
5 years ago.
Eefje
Eefje
A wonderful summer holiday mood!
5 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
wow! bravo!
5 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Seen in Historical & Architectural Gems.
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5 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Congratulations!!

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5 years ago.
Jean-Paul
Jean-Paul
Bonjour, Peter!
Fantastic night shot ... well done!
Have a superb Sunday!
5 years ago.
Pilar Mena
Pilar Mena
magnífica Peter, es perfecta...
5 years ago.
Jeanne
Jeanne
tres belle photo
5 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Great capture, thank you for sharing with us at Historical & Architectural Gems
www.ipernity.com/group/332973
5 years ago.
Lil I --( Irene2carton old flickr name )
Lil I --( Irene2cart…
stunning shot very beautiful light
5 years ago.
Flatterding
Flatterding
mag ich !
5 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Thanks for the Animals quote - love 'em...!
5 years ago.
Lil I --( Irene2carton old flickr name )
Lil I --( Irene2cart…
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5 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
very beautiful scenery, romantic scene, very well captured in an excellent nocturne !
5 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
WOW!...Amazing shot!
Great reflection!
Beautiful picture!
Love it!
Have a great day, Peter!
5 years ago.
Sigmund
Sigmund
A great shot and a beautiful place :-))
5 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
GREAT !!! Have an enjoyable time !!! +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
5 years ago.
ylisa
ylisa
Une superbe photo !!!
5 years ago.
Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Magnifica
5 years ago.
Joke Hulst
Joke Hulst
Cosy place, magnifique !!
5 years ago.
Rita Guimaraes
Rita Guimaraes
This is such a fantastic shot!!!
Gorgeous colors and lights.
5 years ago.
Jean
Jean
A wonderful picture and I enjoyed the story of the island.
5 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
A great night time scene and mood capture!
5 years ago.
Esther
Esther
This photo makes me want to go and visit.
5 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Wonderful shot and great commentary, Peter.
5 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
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5 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
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5 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
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5 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Seen in: Nacht / Nuit / Night
5 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
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5 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Seen in: AMIS = मित्रों = FRIENDS = 朋友人 = PRIJATELJI
5 years ago.
Concetta Caracciolo
Concetta Caracciolo
Stupenda foto e interessanti spiegazioni !!!
5 years ago.
Sergio Locatelli
Sergio Locatelli
A light fantastic Peter! You captured all the charm of this beautiful place! Well done my friend!
5 years ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Beautiful, very nice place and night photo
5 years ago.
Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport
Bonne maîtrise de la lumière , bravo Peter . ( merci pour la visite )
5 years ago.
.t.a.o.n.
.t.a.o.n.
great !
5 years ago.
koaxial
koaxial
seems to be a really wonderful place to spend some days.... excellent shots, Peter! - wish you a wonderful week ahead!
5 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Lovely image and a fascinating history. Excellent! Thanks for posting.
Have a great week ahead, Peter.
5 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Love n regards !
5 years ago.
David Michael
David Michael
Powerful mood capture, and great work with the narrative!
5 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Hallo, my friend Peter !

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5 years ago.
Hamid Benot
Hamid Benot
So romantic and lovely place.
5 years ago.
Petra
Petra
This looks charming, inviting and wonderful!
Great place to be and magical image!!
5 years ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Fantastic Night shot here. Well done Peter. Hugs Tess.
5 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Good morning Peter - :))
5 years ago.
Rita Hart
Rita Hart
Stunning image
5 years ago.
Tranquility
Tranquility
Very nice mood!
5 years ago.
ManueL.
ManueL.
Great pic and explanation
5 years ago.
Ostseeleuchte
Ostseeleuchte
Super Composition - fantastic night shot!
Wonderful work, Peter!!
5 years ago.
Maria Zarębska
Maria Zarębska
Merci mon ami pour cette belle image !!!
5 years ago.
Marcello Ciappi
Marcello Ciappi
Stunning scene and a great capture !!
Wish you a wonderful weekend!!
5 years ago.
Lil I --( Irene2carton old flickr name )
Lil I --( Irene2cart…
wishing you a wonderful weekend
5 years ago.
Aixa
Aixa
Lindo lugar, linda foto!!!***
5 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Good morning Peter - best wishes for this weekend
5 years ago.
Schussentäler
Schussentäler
a wonderfful place
5 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Thanks for your visit and comments, Peter!
Have a great weekend!
5 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Sumptuous! Excellent capture friend !! Compliments !!! Good evening from City beautiful Chandigarh !!!! Have an enjoyable weekend !!!!!!
5 years ago.
Szilvia S.B.
Szilvia S.B.
Beautiful pictures, dear Peter. Thank you.
5 years ago.
Bruno Suignard
Bruno Suignard
beautiful place,view!!!*****************************
5 years ago.
Claudine Gaulier-Denis
Claudine Gaulier-Den…
superbe image!
5 years ago.
Pamo67
Pamo67
posticino incantevole, molto bello il secondo scatto
ciao :-)
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5 years ago.
4eye
4eye
Wonderful mood.
5 years ago.
Edward Bowthorpe
Edward Bowthorpe
Lovely capture Peter,
5 years ago.
Leiela (MCR)
Leiela (MCR)
Beautiful place, but the sea have magic everywhere : )
5 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
A romantic image!
5 years ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
Des lumières et des reflets magnifiques
5 years ago.
Rafa
Rafa
Bello lugar
5 years ago.