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Bouboulina's Museum

Spetses 180 50, Greece
+30 2298 072416
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Spetses
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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English first
Southampton
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We visited yesterday, I was so impressed I decided to do a review whilst still here sitting on a sun terrace looking over the rooftops out to the sea. I have visited this museum as a teenager but also as an adult with my daughter. Tina who was our guide was so enthusiastic and knowledgable you couldn't help but to... More

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Central Greece, Greece
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Great experience, very interesting stuff to see and learn. The ticket though, is a ittle expensive but the museum pays you off!

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Don't miss it If You are fond of the past and it's untold history. A mansion full of energy, able to travel the visitor back to the glorious days of Spetses island in the years of the Greek revolution! Wonderful and majestic guide! Buy cheap tickets which help with the restoration of the 300 year old building! Giorgos, Athens, GR

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Excellent guide, very interesting information about Greek history of Spetses, very beautiful internal furniture, very well preserved

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

If you like history go take a look at the Museum when we went one of her descendants showed us around and be sure to see her statue on the harbour

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Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Definitely recommended while visiting Spetses. Guides are very detailed, passionate to share the story of Bouboulina and her tragic death, and never tire. There is a number of significant artefacts from both her family and personal possessions, as well as European, Ottoman and Asian furniture which can all be viewed during this short tour of her house.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The Bouboulina Museum is by far one of the most interesting museums I have been to. Not only is the Mansion itself spectacular but the information in the tour will enhance your stay on Spetses itself. Knowing the history of the island and the story of the invincible Eskarina will cause you to pause at some of the monuments and... More

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Tampere
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The history of this woman is interesting indeed. Her grandgrandgrandgrandgrandson with his son guided us very nicely.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Small museum but offering a great history. Bouboulina was a Greek heroine that gave her life and fortune for the Greek Revolution against the Turkish occupation. People should read a little bit first before their tour, it would help alot to understand what they see. Of course the persons in charge for the tours are very helpful and will definitely... More

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Surrey
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Private tours and set times, these are stated out on the info boards at the port. Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history and left nothing out, it was a bit to quick but didn't detract the overall experience

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