Lazaros Koundouriotis Historical Mansion

Top choice in Hydra Town

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 players in the Greek independence struggle and is an exquisite example of late-18th-century traditional architecture. It features original furnishings, folk costumes, handicrafts and a painting exhibition.

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1. Ecclesiastical Museum

0.09 MILES

Housed in the peaceful monastery complex on the harbour, the Ecclesiastical Museum contains a collection of icons.

2. Kimisis Tis Theotokou Cathedral

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Within the peaceful monastery complex on the harbour, this lovely cathedral dates from the 17th century and has a Tinian-marble bell tower. Its…

3. Historical Archives Museum of Hydra

0.26 MILES

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

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Deste Foundation hosts an annual Hydra exhibit at the small former slaughterhouse on the sea.

6. Citronne

10.5 MILES

This bright and cheerful local gallery shows artists from around Greece.

7. Moni Zoödohou Pigis

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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

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