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Bouboulina's Museum

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Address: Spetses 180 50, Greece
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Phone Number: +30 2298 072416
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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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Historic museum

This is an alive place of Greek history. I consider every visitor of the island should visit Bouboulina's museum, it is a treasure of Spetses' and Greece 's recent history

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
antonis_mpi
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Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an alive place of Greek history. I consider every visitor of the island should visit Bouboulina's museum, it is a treasure of Spetses' and Greece 's recent history

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Make sure you don't miss this. The old mansion is fully refurbished to its past goory. There are scheduled tours lasting 40-45 minutes by outstanding guides both in greek and in english. The guides know how to make your visit worthwhile by keeping your attention - even that of young children. They give a lot of historic information about the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our host on the day was excellent in his role of tour guide of the museum. Unfortunately I can't remember his name but he was meticulous with pointing out every detail of the exhibits and their background history. I highly recommend this museum bouboulina's home,

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New Orleans, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visitors to Spetses Island should not miss Bouboulina's Museum, the home of Laskarina Bouboulina who spent her fortune helping to lead the Greek rebellion against the Ottoman empire. I discovered the remarkable life of this Greek Naval commander on my visit to this museum. Who would have thought that a woman would play a lead role in the Greek war... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Lovely, small museum telling the story of the heroine Bouboulina. Tours done by her teenage descendants - one in English and one in Greek. Absolutely charming. There was a sudden downpour while I was there but they allowed us to stay under cover. eventually I bought an umbrella from their small selection of gifts and mementoes.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

It was the beat moment in this island and the only reason I should revisit it. The tour has several startup times,which is very convenient. Our guide was very good,affable and ready to answer every question of us. The museum is splendid, you feel the power of Bouboulina in every room. The ceiling in main room was MAGNIFICENT!! You must... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

A very well curated museum and a brilliant guide to show us around. Essential visit if one visits Spetses and it is time spent enjoyably.

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Thank Lycos2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

If you like museums this one worth a visit.you are getting informed about many historical events took place at the area and poke your imagination....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

The part of the home open to the public is only 3 rooms and a hallway but the history packed into them is amazing! Interesting artifacts ( I was especially fascinated by the safe), amazing facts about an amazing woman and knowledgeable guides. Our entire group left in awe!

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Thank Joan A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Well preserved old house of the Greek Revolution Heroine Bouboulina. It is very near to the island's city center.

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