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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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A real gem

Provides a concise and moving history of the Greek struggle for dependence from the Ottoman Empire through the life of a unique and remarkable female leader of the revolution... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Palm Beach, Florida
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Palm Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Provides a concise and moving history of the Greek struggle for dependence from the Ottoman Empire through the life of a unique and remarkable female leader of the revolution. Fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Really interesting and gives a great insight to island history. Some of the contents of the museum are priceless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

It's definitely a must visit Museum. It encaptures the 1821 atmosphere during the Greek war of independence against Turkish occupation. Bouboulina devoted her whole life in this struggle for freedom and many of her few personal belongings can be seen at this special Museum. The house is very beautiful and the surrounding garden area was renovated with pebble just a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The house and furniture is worth visiting alone and the story of Bouboulina and her amazing fierce character and achievements is fabulous

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The museum is the original house of Bouboulina, one of the few lady captains in the Greek liberation fight against the Ottoman empire. It provides a good insight of the history of the island and the lives of the navy merchants of the Aegean islands as well as for the actual effort and sacrifices to free Greece. The house requires... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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