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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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Don't miss it while in Spetses!

I had never heard of Bouboulina prior to visiting Spetses. Going to the Museum, I learnt a lot about this fantastic woman and what she has done and sacrified for her country... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I had never heard of Bouboulina prior to visiting Spetses. Going to the Museum, I learnt a lot about this fantastic woman and what she has done and sacrified for her country. Very inspirational. The visit was great, it's very organized. The guide (a young man, I don't remember his name) was extremely knowledgeable with fantastic English. He had a... More 

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Aurach bei Kitzbuehel, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The mansion of the Lady Pirate Admiral Laskarina Bouboulina who fought the Turks in the Greek Independence war with her own ships and sacrifycing her own fortune for it had been in the hands of Bouboulina´s family for more than two hundred years. The Bouboulis family lives in the mansion and the family members give tours through the private museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

More people should know about Laskarina Bouboulina, heroine of the Greek War of independence and the world's first female Admiral. The best people to tell the stories are indeed the members of the family for whom it is more than mere story telling. It is lived history in every sense of the word. Extraordinary tales, wonderfully evocative story telling by... More 

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Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Definitely worth it! Especially for history lovers! You will see incredible things in the house! Old furniture, books, documents, paintings, guns etc!

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Athens
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This house is still in the family of the world's 1st female admiral. The family has very kindly opened the public rooms and give a wonderful tour that gives a great insight of the history of the Greek uprising against the Ottoman Empire. A visit is a must!

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Well maintained >300 years old house with many of it's furnitures. Nice half an hour tour around the house with description of the various objects of the family. The tour guide had a wide knowledge about the family and the house but lacked a solid historical background of the period that Bouboulina lived.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A good place to get an idea of the history of modern Greece. The guided tours are simply beautiful! Our guide spoke perfect Greek and English and was extremely enthousiastic about the museum/house.

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Really interesting story of a remarkable woman in Greek history - excellent guides. Access only at defined times, guided tour.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Where do I start. This place is dedicated o the woman herself, but the best bit was the our guide who explained the history of the museum which was the great admirals home! The guide was a direct decedent of the woman hersel... Awesome.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Our tour guide was a descendant of Bouboulina and very enthusiastic about it. His English was perfect and his youthful fervor made the small museum tour that much more enjoyable. It is clear the family, who happens to live in the house/museum, cares very much about Bouboulina and her efforts to bring about Greek independence. One can't help but become... More 

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