Spetses Museum

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The Museum of Spetses (housed inside the mansion of Mexis) is located in Spetses, the southern island of the Saronic Gulf. It is a magnificent 200-year-old building with a high-ceiling roof. Built between 1795 and 1798, the Archontiko (Mansion) of Hatzigiannis Mexis used to belong to the island's first governor.

Walking through the old, traditional villa, a sense of history envelopes you and transports you back to the Greek Revolution of 1821, during which this house was a hub of activity.
Traditional costumes, weaponry (guns and ammunition) as well as household artifacts are on display inside the building. The bust of Mexis by the sculptor Byron Kesse stands prominently inside the museum, too.

Relics and archaeological finds are preserved inside the museum for posterity to admire. The exhibits include pottery from the Early Helladic Period to the 18th-century ceramics from East and West brought by the island's traders or travelers, sculptures and tombstones of the Roman period, Russian and post-Byzantine icons and important artifacts related to the War of Independence in 1821, including weapons, the flag of the revolution, ecclesiastical objects, a collection of local costumes, bones of Laskarina Bouboulina, historical manuscripts and pictures of the Greek freedom fighters.
Visitors can also enjoy the exhibition of the Mycenaean shipwreck Iria.

All in all, the museum offers guests the opportunity to learn more about the history of Spetses in a more interactive way. 

Spetses Museum is open every day from 08:30 to 15:30 except for Tuesdays (closed).



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