Tombazis Mansion (School of Fine Art)

About Hydra / Architecture & Mansions / Sights

Housed since the 1930s in the three-story mansion of Iakovos Tombazis, first admiral of the fleet of Hydra and a notable of the Revolution of 1821, the School of Fine Art exhibits paintings of historical ships and events.

Well-known Greek painter Periklis Vizantios (1893–1971) assisted with the school’s opening, and Mark Chagall once lived for a time in this mansion when he taught at the school.

Now owned by the University of Athens, the building is open only to the school’s students, though visitors may take a peek inside when the school is open.