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Spetses Events


Armata

Every September on Spetses the celebration of “Armata” is held in memory of the naval combat which took place on the 8th of September 1822 when the Greek fleet under Andreas Miaoulis defeated the Turkish after Kosmas Barmatsis managed to explode the Turkish flagship. The celebration lasts a week and the programme includes music concerts, art exhibitions, traditional dances, theatrical shows and many more. The festival closes on a Saturday - the closest to the 8th of September - with the representation of the battle in the harbor, where a wooden effigy of a Turkish ship is set on fire and explodes accompanied by a lot of fireworks. It is really an impressive show!

This event is not historically correct as it never took place in reality but Spetses Island celebrates the battleships against the Turks during the Greek Revolution with this simulation of the burning ship.


 

Bouboulina Museum Cultural Festival
This newly introduced festival is held in late July and beginning of August and its programme includes music concerts, operas, theatrical shows, dances, choreographies, book presentations and many more artistic events.
 

Religious feasts

Usually the religious feasts that follow the morning church services are accompanied by traditional music, dancing, food and drink till late in the night.
Find below our suggestions so that you enjoy a feast during your stay on the island.

  • Every year on the 17th of July the celebration of Agia Marina is held where people take part in the service at the chapel of Agia Marina located above the beach that bears its name.
  • On the morning of the 26th July the celebration of Agia Paraskevi is held annually with a service at the chapel located on the homonymous beach too. The celebration lasts until midnight and the programme includes music, live concerts and dances.

 


 


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