Description

Lazaros Kountouriotis Mansion

The historic Lazaros Kountouriotis residence is a typical example of traditional Hydra architecture built in the late 18th century during the economic boom and naval supremacy on Hydra. Located to the west of the port, you will be impressed as it is one of the most historic buildings on the island.

Due to Lazaros Kountouriotis' political activities, it hosted many significant talks regarding the 1821 Revolution and important Greek and foreign figures of the time stayed here.

In 1979 the residence was donated to the Ethnological Society of Greece by his great grandson, Pantelis Kountouriotis, and his wife, Frosso, in order to house a museum. Since the summer of 2001, after restoration work was completed, it has been open to the public functioning as a branch of the National Historical Museum.

The museum has kept everything in its original state and you will have the opportunity to admire the Kountouriotis family objects. There is also a souvenir shop.

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