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Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum)

Hydra Town, Greece
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This museum was in a well kept building overlooking the harbour. The views were fantastic if you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
What a treat!

This is a lovely small mansion with an interesting history. The artists that had work featured... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nancy L
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank roadsideshop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank Usofaki
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

Thank daskalos g
Reviewed 19 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
Reviewed 18 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

Thank KarenM1_10
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...More

Thank Stephen P
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...More

Thank ExposerP
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...More

Thank John L
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...More

Thank alkof
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Many reviews mentioned this mansion is "worth the climb". Please give me more details about this, i.e., are there steps/ramps, etc.? How long does it take to get there from the port? Some of the people in our group have walking difficulties. Is there an alternative way for them to get to the mansion?
16 April 2015|
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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.