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Bouboulina's Museum

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Address: Spetses 180 50, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2298 072416
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Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Description: Bouboulina’s Museum is family-owned and since opening in 1991 has been...
Bouboulina’s Museum is family-owned and since opening in 1991 has been visited by over 500,000 people, who have been moved by the fascinating story of this heroine of the Greek War of Independence. We offer tours to independent travelers and we can also accept (with prior confirmation) groups of up to 100, at a time suitable to the requirements of the group itinerary. In our beautiful garden area, visitors read a brief history of Bouboulina’s life (available in 18 languages **) before entering the Mansion itself where the tour inside is then conducted in English: we are flexible regarding on the spot translating by your group leader into another language.In the grounds of the Mansion there is a three-hundred square metre pebble-mosaic courtyard, with olive trees and abundant flowers and shrubs, where we hold our Cultural Festival each summer with events such as opera, theatre, dance, children's theatres, modern song, piano and violin. Entrance to the Festival is free - any donations are used for various causes on the island.** Languages: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
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Worth the Day Trip to Spetses!

It is perhaps a little over-ambitious to try to take a day trip to Spetses from Athens; however the absolute highlight of the day was our visit to the family owned and operated... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Boston
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It is perhaps a little over-ambitious to try to take a day trip to Spetses from Athens; however the absolute highlight of the day was our visit to the family owned and operated Bouboulina's Museum. How interesting it was to have a tour led by one of Bouboulina's direct descendants! Bouboulina is a celebrated naval and Greek War of Independence... More 

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This beautiful house in central Spetses belonged to Admiral Bouboulina, a heroine of the Greek War of Independence. It is now a museum, with a lovely garden to boot, run by one of her descendants and his delightful family. Visiting it is a unique experience and one of the absolute highlights of the island. Not to be missed on any... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Friendly and knowledgeable guide with a good sense of humor and the ability to paint a detailed picture of the history of the island and its extraordinary warrior heroine.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A whirlwind tour but interesting nonetheless. Some interesting items but I would liked to have seen more about how they lived in house.

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Tells an amazing story about a remarkable woman. Cost of entry is reasonable and allows the museum to survive.

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A must do .A visit to a bygone era.Fabulous house and artifacts,very good tour and guides.Bouboulina,a domestic godess,Greek heroine,business woman and matriarch. A good role model for all time,the Greek people should be very proud of her.

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Totton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

An enthusiastic and articulate guide. A very well planned and tourist friendly guided tour which gives an invaluable insight into the Island's rich heritage.

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Paris, France
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101 reviews 101 reviews
13 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Very easy to find and only 2mn away from Dapia's boats arrival and all the cafés . Very charming old mansion , well kept , owned by the same family . Guided tours organised in various langages , on time schedule . Also an Art festival in August ! You will learn more about famous heroin Bouboulina , Indépendance war... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was great to learn the history of the island. Tour guides were great. Love that it's so family oriented.

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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Excellent museum and tour in which we learnt so much about the history of the island. Good for young and old as it's not a long tour and minimal walking. Highly recommended!

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