Source: Paul A. Hesse
In an interview with Sophia Loren (New York Times), when asked about her favorite filming location, Loren cited the island saying: "I did a picture... in Greece, in Hydra, one of the most beautiful places in the world. I remember it really with great, great joy. Because, for me, it was a moment of starting in the American cinema and I was starting my romance with my husband, and so I'm attached also for what I discovered in my husband. It was a beautiful, euphoric moment for me. I will never forget Hydra." Sophia Loren played Phaedra here, the daughter of a sponge diver: "Boy on a Dolphin" hits the silver screen in 1957. The following summer Hydra begins to receive thousands of tourists.