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According to many, Spetses is the most wonderful island of the Saronic gulf. Its lush landscape, the traditional architecture, the legendary history, the turquoise colored waters of the Mediterranean sea and the blue sky are harmonically combined with the modern cosmopolitan rhythms, shaping an attractive touristic destination.
Dapia Square is located next to the port of Spetses and has a rich history, as here were gathered the local fighters during the 1821 Greek Revolution. Nowadays, it is the center of the touristic life off the island, with many restaurants, cafeterias and pastry stores.
The old port is one of the most beautiful and picturesque places on the island of Spetses. There you will see classical, neoclassical and modern buildings in a unique architectural mixture that remains in harmony with the natural landscape. The seaside restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs add to the place’s cosmopolitan style.
Spetses Museum was once the house of Hatzigiannis Mexis, one of the leading local shipowners in the late 18th century. The mansion was built between 1795 and 1798 and its architecture is interesting. As far as the museum is concerned, it was established in 1939 in order to host a collection of the historical and folklore heritage of the island and more. The exhibits date back to the Classical, the Roman and the Byzantine period, as well as the 1821 Greek Revolution.
It doesn’t really matter if you are religious or not, the Church of Panagia Armata is definitely worth a visit to see the huge painting of Koutsis that narrates the 1822 sea battle against the Turks in a unique way. The church is surrounded by a lush landscape full of pine trees that you should explore.