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Did you know...

Did you know...

  • Spetses was called "Pitiousa" during antiquity, that is full of pines? Its current name derives from the Venetians who gave the island the name Isola de Spezzie, meaning "aromatic island".
  • The inhabitants of Spestes played an important role in the 1821 Revolution and were, in fact, the first islanders to rebel? In addition to that, their contribution to the battle of Spetses waw significant, as the destruction of the Turkish flagship resulted in the fall of the Turkish fleet.
  • Two of the most important figures of Spetses are Laskarina Bouboulina and Hatzigiannis Mexis, member of the Society of Friends and heroes of the Revolution?
  • Sotiris Anargyros is considered to be a benefactor of Spetses after founding the Anargyrios School, which operated from 1927-1983 as a model state school and boarding house?
  • The Spetses island group includes Spetsopoula, Agios Ioannis and Little Bourboulo islets?
  • The emergence of Spetses as a cosmopolitan destination began around 1900?