Housed in the peaceful monastery complex on the harbour, the Ecclesiastical Museum contains a collection of icons.
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Theatre of Epidavros
Built of limestone, yet one of the best-preserved Ancient Greek structures in existence, this late-4th-century-BC theatre is the undisputed highlight of…
In its day Epidavros, 30km east of Nafplio, was famed and revered across the Mediterranean as a place of miraculous healing. Visitors came great distances…
This enchanting remote hillside is dotted with the remains of a Byzantine village. More than 30 surviving churches punctuate the rocky heights of the…
Temple of Aphaia
The well-preserved remains of this impressive temple stand proudly on a pine-covered hill with far-reaching views over the Saronic Gulf. Built in 480 BC,…
Nearby Hydra Town attractions
1. Kimisis Tis Theotokou Cathedral
Within the peaceful monastery complex on the harbour, this lovely cathedral dates from the 17th century and has a Tinian-marble bell tower. Its…
2. Lazaros Koundouriotis Historical Mansion
Hydra’s star cultural attraction is this handsome ochre-coloured arhontiko (stone mansion) high above the harbour. It was the home of one of the major…
3. Historical Archives Museum of Hydra
This fine harbourfront museum houses an extensive collection of portraits and naval artefacts, with an emphasis on the island’s role in the War of…
4. Deste Foundation
Deste Foundation hosts an annual Hydra exhibit at the small former slaughterhouse on the sea.
5. Archaeological Museum of Poros
This small museum on the waterfront shows a beautiful collection of classic Greek sculpture from the area.
This bright and cheerful local gallery shows artists from around Greece.
7. Moni Zoödohou Pigis
The 18th-century 'Monastery of the Life-giving Spring', well signposted 4km east of Poros Town, has a beautiful gilded iconostasis (a screen bearing icons…
8. Temple of Poseidon
There's very little left of this 6th-century temple. Once it was a magnificent building giving sanctuary to fugitives and wrecked sailors, but in the 18th…