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Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum)

Hydra Town, Greece
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Beautiful history

We were encouraged to visit this mansion by Hilda, the Phaedra Hotel proprietor. We were so taken... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Vicki B
Lovely Mansion with gorgeous views of a picturesque town

The only way to get around in Hydra (pronounced EE-drah) is by foot, donkey, or horse, which is... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
mamacooking
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We were encouraged to visit this mansion by Hilda, the Phaedra Hotel proprietor. We were so taken aback by the elegance of the mansion, the impressive collections and the shear beauty of the view of this magical town.

1  Thank Vicki B
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The only way to get around in Hydra (pronounced EE-drah) is by foot, donkey, or horse, which is part of what makes this island so quaint. Because of Hydra's merchant-marine prosperity, there are many mansions on Hydra, but the Koundouriotis Mansion is the only one...More

1  Thank mamacooking
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

The exhibits were wonderful especially the costumes. The walk can be taxing in the heat but pace yourself and take your time. A bottle of water is essential during summer. The views from the balcony were beautiful of the town.

1  Thank Rallitsa
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Firstly, Hydra is a spectacular, amazing island. The museum is 100 steps up from the port, with great views and portrays the incredible history of Hydra. Home to Leonard Cohen and known as the island with no cars, the museum shows how the locals lived...More

1  Thank Russell T
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

This museum was in a well kept building overlooking the harbour. The views were fantastic if you climbed very high on this island. There are no cars here and the main mode of transport is by donkey or horse. All of the tourist attractions are...More

2  Thank roadsideshop
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

This is a lovely small mansion with an interesting history. The artists that had work featured were equally as interesting as the building and the furniture inside. If you are "senior" there are lower entry fees. Well worth your time. It's a significant climb to...More

1  Thank Nancy L
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

It is Lazaros Koundouriotis house! I am not sure if all the things that there are in the museum were Koundouriotis belongings...Anyway the view from there is wonderful!

1  Thank Usofaki
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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

1  Thank daskalos g
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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
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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...More

1  Thank KarenM1_10
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foxeysandy
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Response from elmoast | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, it took us about 8 minutes from the port to Antonio's sandwich bar up some quite steep steps. You can go a longer way with less steps but you will always have to climb some steps.
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