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Bouboulina's Museum

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Address: 50 Spetses 180, 180 50, Greece
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+30 2298 072416
10:00 - 20:30
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Sat 11:00 - 20:30

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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Must-see place in Spetses

It is a museum in which the long and important history of island is demonstrated. Rather accessible by foot, very nice inner decoration; it "transfers" you back in 1800s.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Athens, Greece

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Athens, Greece
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a museum in which the long and important history of island is demonstrated. Rather accessible by foot, very nice inner decoration; it "transfers" you back in 1800s.

Thank DAVIDE782
Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting museum if you want to find out more about spetses history and how people lived in the last century. Every day at 19.30 there is a guided tour of the museum that is worth doing.

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth visiting as the privately-funded guiding combines both historic and social aspects in the life of Lascarina Bouboulina and the Greek Independence War in many languages.

Thank Starman9
Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit the museam to feel and have a taste of a strong woman who has taken part in the greek history change

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

You should (must) visit it if you find yourself in Spetses. The short guided tour, preceeded by a history lesson,* from a descendant of Bouboulina is an eye opener. It is a sad reminder that more things change, more stay the same and that the biggest enemy of Greeks has been always ourselves. We need now a modern Bouboulina to... More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Back in time, a wonderful trip back to one of the most historical personalities and entities in the recent Greek history. The house is well preserved thanks to the family that runs it as a museum. Our guide was ... the ancestor, and what was told was so vivid and moving, indeed. Each object in the house has a story... More 

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Menlo Park CA
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent tour in English of this historic building. She was a major personality in Greece's fight against the Ottoman Turks. Lots of information about Greece in the early 1800's

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Valrico, Florida
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

This one of those things you should see if you are Greek or have any association with Greece. Spetses is a very ubnique Island even for Greece. Bouboulina is a very unique Greek.

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Long Branch, NJ
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Visited this fascinating museum in the centuries-old home of a heroine of the Greek War of Independence. Prepare for your visit by reading up on this truly remarkable lady (sadly unfamiliar to most people outside Greece) to appreciate her significance. Her descendants still live on the first floor of the house - our tour was conducted by her several-times great... More 

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ottawa ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great museum a lot of history and great uniforms and history of Island of Septses only issue only open to 2 pm

1 Thank bobisfun

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