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Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum)

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Address: Hydra Town, Greece

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as never conquered by turks, hydra had and has to show many rich mansions. one of that is the kounouriotis mansion. staff pleasant and aware of the whole situation, so they could... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

as never conquered by turks, hydra had and has to show many rich mansions. one of that is the kounouriotis mansion. staff pleasant and aware of the whole situation, so they could explain whatever we had o ask

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

Lovely and picturesque town of Greece. Highly recommended to visit. We did a day tour and felt that we needed to stay for a night.

Thank Michael Z
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is one of the few attractions in Hydra. Hydra is easily reached in a couple hours by ferry from Athens. The island is pedestrian only, no taxis or scooters - just donkeys, which was a nice change of pace. Bring comfortable shoes because there can be a lot of walking depending on what you would like to do on... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This was a lovely little museum a slight huff and puff up the hill from the seaside in Hydra. It was the home of Lazaros Koundouriotis, one of the fathers of Greek independence, and the house was an important planning center for the war. The Museum is a branch of the Greek National Historical Museum (Athens). The house was built... More 

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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

It is not really a museum but rather the old house of Kountouriotis. It is majestic and if you are in Hydra you should go and take a look. It will take half an hour at most so you have nothing to lose. You will be able to see a lot of Hydra history in it.

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Tallong, Australia
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had a tough walk up about 200-m of cobble stones through narrow lanes called streets to get to the Koundouriotis Mansion, but it was well worth the effort. The mansion was built by a wealthy ship-owning Hydra citizen in 1780. His family were generous benefactors to the town and the house was eventually handed over to the state which... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Old mansion overlooking the port. You have to go up many steps to get there. On entrance floor there is a collection of furniture,paintings etc of the Kountouriotis family from 18-20 th century and the kitchen. On top floor a very interesting collection of traditional greek womens clothes from 19th century. At the basement there are paintings.

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Reviewed 4 July 2016

This former residence, now museum, is in excellent condition. It is beautifully restored, offers a wonderful view over Hydra town, and is complete with costumes and furnishings, which helps ones imagination run wild.

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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Ok it s not a large Museum But it s so interesting Specially for architecture lovers and if you have kids People who work there are so nice and patient The building is really beautiful There is a home ambiance The spot is a good one for Hydra view I love it !

1 Thank ksarman
Kalamata, Greece
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

Entrance fee 5 euros. Photos not allowed. A place to learn the history of the island and its' part of 1821 war for the independence of Greece again the Ottomans. They also have (inside an item) the heart of Miaoulis. One of the greatest admirals at the war.

1 Thank Anastasios P

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