The exhibition “Lighthouses of the World” was inaugurated on Saturday, 31 August 2013 at 8.30 am with the absolute success, which took place at the Historical Archives-Museum of Hydra in the framework of the “Κουντουριωτείων 2013”.
The impressive opening ceremony began with the suggestion of the Director of the Historical Archive – Museum of Hydra, Mr. Konstantina Adamopoulou, who welcomed the guests and coordinated the speakers’ speeches.
Then came the greetings: the Mayor of Hydra, Mr. Angelos Kotronis, who congratulated the organizers and especially the Collector and Philatelist Constantine Korres for his unique and valuable collection and the President of the Maritime Museum of Crete Commodore (Eng.) H.N. (ret.) Mr. Emmanuel Petrakis, who is conveying the continuous and active role of the Historical Archive – Museum of Hydra in terms of culture and cooperation in all fields with the Maritime Museum of Crete, proposed the twinning of all the Maritime Museums of Greece.
The collector Mr. Korres then presented his collection, giving information about how he acquired it and enriched it, displaying at the same time samples of Lighthouse stamps. Finally, the Commander of the Lighthouse Service, Commodore H.Ν. Mr. Konstantinos Manolioudakis, in his speech, referred to the importance of the existence of the Lighthouse and the valuable contribution of the Lighthouse Service for the preservation of the stone beams of our country.
The evening was closed by exchanging commemorative gifts between the two Museums, the Municipality of Hydra, the Navy, the representative of the Hellenic Post, Mr. Konstantinos Korres and a guided tour to the very interesting exhibition where, among other things, the show “stole” four impressive collector paintings, made up of thousands of stamps of stamps. The beautiful evening closed with an excellent treat where the guests had the opportunity to enjoy rich Cretan dishes.
Our warmest thanks to the Members and Friends of our Museum who loved us in the search for the light of the lighthouses and participated in our effort to co-organize a brilliant Event.
The “Lighthouse of the World” exhibition will last until the end of September.
Visiting hours 9.00 – 4.00 and 7.30 – 9.30.