The islands of the Saronic Gulf have a rich tradition of folk art that is of particular interest. If you like folklore, on your next visit, don't miss out on discovering these unique local treasures.
The Lazaros Koundouriotis House - One Day Cruise
Hydra is one of the islands of the Saronic Gulf famous for its art and exhibitions. It is an attraction for tourists who love art. Specifically, Hydra hosts major art exhibitions every year on the initiative of the collector Pauline Karpida at the Hydra Workshop, by the artist Dimitris Antonitsis at the Hydra School Project, operating in the old Gymnasium, at the Shakhtouri Mansion and by the collector Iakhtanou DESTE Foundation.
Hydra is an island of large families with history and nautical tradition. The brothers Lazaros and George Kountouriotis, members of an old maritime family on the island, were distinguished in politics, shipping, the arts and commerce. They both played an important role in the Civil War of 1823-1825. Both Kountouriotis houses in Hydra are now open to the public.