Landmarks in Hydra


This Hydriot captain played a crucial role in getting Hydra to join the liberation efforts of the Greek Revolutionary War of 1821, despite the resistance of several of the island’s nobles.
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National hero and Hydriot shipowner and builder, Andreas Miaoulis played a leading role in the revolution of 1821 as the Head Naval Commander of the Greek fleet.
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This bust honors the Hydriot captain Nikolaou G. Kolmaniati (Nicolas Jorge Colmaniatis). After immigrating to Argentina in 1811, he enrolled into the navy as a sailor and eventually reached the rank of rear admiral. Today he is honored as a national hero in Argentina.
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This lighthouse which was built in 1883 can be found on the eastern side of Hydra. It stands at 10 m. tall and was rebuilt in 1946, after having been destroyed during the course of the Second World War.
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This unique pharmacy has kept its original structure and design for the past two generations and still operates as an everyday pharmacy. However, it looks and feels more like a museum, as a step through its door is similar to a step back in time.
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A Hydriot fighter in the Greek Revolutionary War of 1821, Antonios Kriezi went on to become Prime Minister of the newly liberated Greek state twice. Today a statue honoring his memory can be found along the stone-paved coastal road leading towards Mandraki.
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Within a pine forest located just below the historical mansion belonging to the same family, lies the tomb of grandson, Pavlos Koundouriotis. Served as leader of the Greek fleet during the Balkan Wars (1924-1926) as well as President of the then Hellenic Democracy (1926-1929).
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As the first element of Hydra to greet incoming visitors from the sea, the island’s scattered windmills can be found in a variety of conditions, ranging from near perfect preservation to crumbling ruins.
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