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Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum)

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Address: Hydra Town, Greece
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Beautiful Hydra

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 November 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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Athens
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 !

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Kalamata, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Located on the left hill facing the harbor, is the beautifully restored home of Lazaro's Koundouriotis. Open off season in May 10am-2pm, museum was free on Thursday. On 3 levels, one can view the home, dress of the period and the wonderful Byzantios art works. Take the marked stairs near square at Flora's Bakery. Well worth the time spent. Very... More 

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