The Museums of Spetses

The Hatzigianni Mexi Mansion [the Spetses Museum]

The Spetses Museum started as an archaeological. historical and folklore collection of the island in 1939, at the Hatzigiannis Mexis house that had been declared a historical monument in 1924.

This imposing building with its nigh arcades hosts objects that represent more than 4000 years of cultural history of the island, such as:

Ceramics of the first hellenic period, Tomb stones/pillars and sculptures of the Roman period, Ceramics of oriental and occidental European origin, brought by the Spetsiot sailors at the end of the 18th century.

A collection of post Byzantine and Russian icons, Important heirlooms from the revolution of 1821 [the Spetsiot revolutionary flag, the remains of Bouboulina, guns and portaits of the Spetsiot Captains, rare wooden front ship figureheads.]

Open: 08.30 – 14.00 everyday except Monday
Telephone: (+30) 22980 72994
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The Bouboulina Mansion [The Bouboulina Museum]

This Mansion, with the unique carved ceiling in the big living room, has operated as a museum since 1992 after some restoration works.

There is a live guided tour where the visitor hears about the life and deeds of Bouboulina whilst admiring in the meantime the heirlooms of the Revolution, personal objects belonging to the heroine and other valuable items.

In the courtyard of the Museum the visitors can buy history books, videos and other paraphernalia.

Open : 08.30 – 14.00 everyday except Monday
Telephone: (+30) 22980 72416 / Fax: (+30) 22980 72077
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