Spetses GreeceSpetses in Greece, is a popular weekend destination for Athenians as it very close to Athens . The island has an important naval history – the flag was raised in victory here at the end of the Greek Revolution of 1821. The capital is full of elegant mansions that have survived through the years and many now house museums. The beaches in the area are plentiful and beautiful, some of them are only accessible by boat. The second weekend of September is special, because there is the Armata Festival, aimed at commemorating the naval battle between the Greeks and Turks on Sept. 8, 1822, in combination with the feast of the chapel of Panagiá Armáta (the Madonna-in-arms), near the lighthouse. The Armata-Festival culminates with a fictionalized re-enactment of the event, including the torching of the Turkish flagship in the harbour.
Codes Country 0030 Area 22980 Municipality 72225 | Health Center 72472 | Police Station 73100 | Port Authority 75025