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Lazaros Koundouriotis Mansion (National Historical Museum)

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18th century museum worth the climb

Hydra is the perfect place to wander the narrow streets and climbing up from the right hand side of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Guildford, United Kingdom
Beautiful Mansion with an amazing view of Hydra.

A Visit to this beautiful mansion, makes you understand the rich history of this small island. it... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Gigi G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hydra is the perfect place to wander the narrow streets and climbing up from the right hand side of the harbour we started seeing signs to Koundouriotis Mansion so we followed and it was well worth it. The view over the harbour ,the family had...More

1  Thank johnpguildford
Reviewed 31 August 2018

A Visit to this beautiful mansion, makes you understand the rich history of this small island. it shows you how much pride and independence valued by it's people.Hydra is something special, something unique. A Must to see!

Thank Gigi G
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Very well preserved mansion, excellent guidance by the staff who was eager to share the history of Hydra and the family. Great view of the island

Thank dolphinCyprus
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The mansion is on top of a hill and offers nice views. The receptionist selling tickets gave a very thorough and interesting explanation of what can be seen in English, French and Greek. The house has the original furniture of the founder from the past...More

Thank Consu18
Reviewed 3 July 2018

A pleasant hour learning a little about hydras cultural history. There is not a ton to see but enough to make it worth the trek to get w glimpse inside a real hydran house from the top of the islands economic period. The folk costumes...More

Thank Red8910
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Me and my husband visited Hudra for a wedding in June. The Island is by far the most magical island ever. The museum is well preserved & clean. It shows the brief history of the Island and also has a magnificent view. You will find...More

Thank Maria T
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Gives a feeling of the life of the powerful merchant and politician who built the place. Wide range of celebration costumes from across the region. Maybe a little too focused on things rather than events so feels a bit dry

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Reviewed 21 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
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
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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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.