A few years before his death (2016), Panagiotis Tetsis donated his home & atelier to the National Historical Museum’s Historical and Ethnological Society in 2007 so it could be turned into a museum to showcase his studio and work. As Hydra's most beloved artist, his home and atelier, now open to the public is a permanent acknowledgement of his popularity not just as an important Greek artist but also one of Hydra's most inspirational artistic influencers and deeply missed friend.
The Tetsis Home & Atelier is operated on Hydra by the management of the Lazaros Kondouriotis Mansion. To visit the Tetsis home, you will need to obtain a ticket at the Kondouriotis Mansion and you will then be taken, 100m up a few steps, to the house for a private viewing with one of the Koundouriotis guides.
What you will see is the traditional family home of Tetsis and his studio which has been left exactly as it was when he died.
There is a feeling of welcome and a sense of the generosity and character of the unpretentious man that Panagiotis Tetsis was.
Originally the building was for generations a family home with a shop on the lower floor.
When he inherited it, Tetsis adapted the space to incorporate his studio into the living space. He regularly hosted other artists from Greece and abroad.