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Spetses Sightseeing

The lighthouse at the old harbor
One of the oldest lighthouses that ever operated in Greece is located on the right side of the old harbor of the island of Spetses. It first operated in 1837 and is standing in an overall height of 27 metres from sea level on a beautiful hill with pine trees. Since 1986 the lighthouse is operating automatically with electric current.

Mountain paths and trails

On the island there is a network of mountain paths and trails through the pine forest that covers the entire mountain. The visitor will enjoy tranquility into the natural scenery and will admire the view from above.

From the main harbor the road ascents on the hill and towards the mountain. After the settlement borders, a dirt road continues for a couple of kilometres to the top of the mountain. From there you can choose one of the three directions leading to different sides of the island.


Bouboulina Museum

Located just 100 m. behind the harbour of Dapia the Bouboulina Museum is found, housed in a 300 year old mansion. During the tour the visitor will learn the entire story of Bouboulina, a heroine of the Greek revolution and, although a woman, awarded with the rank of the Admiral.

The museum’s exhibits include gun collections, old books, letters and documents from the Greek Revolution, paintings and ship models, maps, portraits, personal items and old furniture.


Museum of Spetses / Hatzigiannis-Mexis Mansion

The Museum of Spetses is housed in the mansion of Hatzigiannis-Mexis one of the lords of the island who took part in the Greek Revolution for Independence in 1821.

The exhibits include findings from an early Mycenaean shipwreck (around 1200 B.C), vessels of the Early Hellenic and Classical Period, sculptures and coins from the Roman and Byzantine years, post Byzantine icons and relics.
Also there are the bones of Laskarina Bouboulina, guns and portraits of local heroes, pictures of ships which took part in the combats.



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