PLACES OF INTEREST
Lazaros Kountouriotis Mansion
The mansion of Lazaros Kountouriotis was built in the late 18th century. It is an exceptional architectural example of the transition from postbyzantine tradition to neo-classicism. Lazaros Kountouriotis was one of the notables of the island during the years of the Greek Revolution. In the upper floor of the mansion representative works of contemporary Greek handicraft are exhibited. The 1st ground floor houses the permanent exhibition of paintings of Periklis and Constantinos Byzantios (opening hours, daily: 10.00- 14.00, 17.30-20.30).
Museum of Hydra – Historical Archives
The Museum operates in two levels: at the ground floor you can find the contemporary exhibition of paintings of Christos Caras and in the halls of the floor, there are exposed Hydrian costumes and figureheads. In the 1st
floor, it has been created historical picture gallery, with works of master painters. The library lodges in the ground floor of the building and contains 4,000 book titles (opening hours, daily: 9.00- 16.00, 19.3021.30).
Pavlos Kountouriotis Mansion
Pavlos’ Kountouriotis grandfather built this mansion before the Greek Revolution of 1821. On 1991 the Ministry of Culture bought it and turned it into a museum. The Municipality of Hydra, in an attempt to honour the artist Panayotis Tetsis, organises an exhibition with his paintings entitled "Hydra of Tetsis". The exhibition takes place in the Pavlos Kountouriotis Mansion with the support of Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Ioannis F. Costopoulos Foundation and is open to the public from June 16 till September 30 (opening hours, Tuesday- Sunday: 11.00-14.00, 19.00- 22.00) The paintings come from museums and private collections.