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Spetses Armata 3 days | 1822 Representation of Historical Battle and Liberation Fest Experience

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Duration

4 hours

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

30 people

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Overview

The Greek Revolution of 1821 as a pivotal chapter in Greek history and a piece in the puzzle of world history. The goal of this tour is to comprehend the Greek Revolution of 1821, to highlight its significance, its relationship with other revolutions and wars for independence that flared up... More

The Greek Revolution of 1821 as a pivotal chapter in Greek history and a piece in the puzzle of world history.
The goal of this tour is to comprehend the Greek Revolution of 1821, to highlight its significance, its relationship with other revolutions and wars for independence that flared up at approximately the same time, and the effect it had on the rest of the world and how it was affected by it.

The Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution referred to by Greeks in the 19th century as simply the (Greek : Agonas) “Struggle”, was a successful war of independence waged by Greek revolutionaries against the Ottoman Empire between 1821 and 1830.
The Greeks were later assisted by Great Britain, France and Russia, while the Ottomans were aided by their North African vassals, particularly the eyalet of Egypt. The war led to the formation of modern Greece. The revolution is celebrated by Greeks around the world as independence day on 25 March.

Spetses, the lady of the Gulf Islands.
It is the island of Matrozou and Boumpoulinas, and helds fairly the privilege of the National affirmation for their invaluable and decisive offer, during the Greek Revolution of 1821.

Here, the history meets nature and tradition. The amazing combination of pine and sea, creates spectacular views of natural beauty. Lacy beaches with golden sand, pebbles and crystal sparkling sapphire waters, give you moments of peace and serenity.

At the same time, it maintains features that remain unchanged over time.

The mansions of the captains of the last century with the local architecture, the picturesque Byzantine churches, he historic museums, the streets with the famous spetsiotic cobblestones, the picturesque shipyards and carriages are traditional elements that manage to fascinate the visitors for many decades and beyond.

In Dapia, the current port, there were cannons that defended the town. Today around the harbor there is the commercial center of Spetses.

Spetses have about five thousand inhabitants, which multiply every weekend and summers due to the easy access from either Kosta or from Piraeus.

The best known traditional event in the island, that attracts thousands of visitors, is the re-enactment of the naval battle of Spetses of September 1822.
This is an originall popular festival where hundrends of inhabitants contribute to its realization.
The events take place in the first half of September and last for a week, reaching their peak with the blowing up and burning of the effigy of the Turkish flagship, in a pandemonium of fireworks and crackers.

Prices / minimum 4 persons

  • 230€/person for minimum 4 participants.
  • 200€/Kid age 5+ for 4 participants.

Prices / 5 up to 8 persons

  • 220€/person for minimum 5 participants.
  • 190€/Kid age 5+ for 5 participants.

For less or more participants please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spetses's picturesque cobble stone streets.
  • Armata Reenactment of Naval Battle and celebrations, the largest events of the island.
  • Half day tour at the capital of Spetses, with expert english speaking guide.
  • Guide Escort (English speaker) for 2 days.

Itinerary

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Summary - Activity plan :
Summary - Activity plan :

This tour is available every year, first Saturday of September , close to 8th of September,depending the weather conditions and you can select your date during the booking process. We’ll then get back to you with the confirmation.

If you don’t find any dates that are suitable for you, just get in touch by phone or email and we’ll let you know if anything can be arranged. We always do our best to get the experience that suits you best.

1st day Friday : Meeting point at Porto Heli port or at Kosta port or at Piraeus - boat trasfer - Spetses.Overnight
1st day Friday  :  Meeting point at Porto Heli port or at Kosta port or at Piraeus - boat trasfer - Spetses.Overnight

Meeting point at the port of your choice Porto Heli or Kosta or Piraeus, take all your luggage and personal items with you, transfer by boat to the beatutiful island of Spetses.
Welcome to the island of perfumes!

One of the most beautiful and cosmopolitan islands of the Saronic Gulf. The first specimens of human existence date from the Mesolithic era, around 8000 BC, and in antiquity was called Pityousa because of its many pines. It got its current name during the Venetian period, due to its many fragrant flowers (isola di spezzie, ie island of perfumes). Spetses became one of the most powerful naval and commercial forces in the Aegean.
Check-in at your hotel, free time to explore the capital of the small cosmopolitan island. Overnight.

2nd day Saturday : Spetses island - Museum of Bouboulina - Armata celebration -
2nd day Saturday : Spetses island - Museum of Bouboulina - Armata celebration -

After your breakfast you will have a half day city tour to Lordly Spetses. You visit the house-museum of the Heroine Bouboulina. You will admire the house of the benefactor of Argyros island, but we will also worship at the sanctuary of Agios Antonios in Dapia and admire the majestic building of POSEIDONIO hotel. Free time to enjoy your rides with horse-drawn carriages and after sunset the Reenactment of the Battle and Burning of Turkish Ship-Armata. Entertainment with traditional Greek music and dances with Foklore costumes at the Quai of Spetses. You can also taste the greek delicacies in one of the picturesque taverns of the island.Overnight.

3rd day Sunday : Spetses - free time and lazy morning - Porto Heli or Kosta or Piraeus.
3rd day Sunday : Spetses - free time and lazy morning - Porto Heli or Kosta or Piraeus.

Breakfast, lazy morning and free time for your last walks and shopping at the cozy shops of Spetses.Check-out with all your personal belongings and departure, with your boat to Porto Heli or Kosta or Piraeus. Arrival at your port,end of your experiences to this unique island of architecture , authentic Greek beauty and history..

Suggested equipment taking with you:
Suggested equipment taking with you:

Luggage for 3 days with comfortable athletic clothing that allows you to move freely.
Hat.
Sunglasses.
Sunscreen (especially during summer months).
One day hiking backpack 20lt (if available).
A spare T-shirt.
A windstopper jacket.
Swimsuit.
Appropriate clothes for the season.

Meeting points and departure time :
Meeting points and departure time :

Difficulty level : Easy,suitable for adults and children (minimum age 10 years).
Season: all year.
Duration (total): 4 hours​.
Meeting point: At a designated meeting point,at Kosta port or Portoheli port or Piraeus port.​
Departure time: Different time for each different port.

Final meeting time,point and information will be advised by sms or email seven (7) days before the departure of your tour/activity.

Entry requirements :
Entry requirements :

Great for solo travelers, couples, friends, and parents with young children (5 years minimum)

If you have any food ingredient allergy or allergy on other natural sources like egg bees, please let us know.

Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Level of difficulty / Characteristics :
Level of difficulty / Characteristics :

Participants should feel comfortable in walking and able to walk.
Difficulty level : Easy, suitable for children and adults​
Season: Spring, Summer, Autumn​
Duration (total): 3 days / 2 nights.

Important notice :
Important notice :

For any tour is required a minimum number of participations in order to be materialized. In case of less participants our travel agency has the right to cancel the tour or to postpone the date in another with more participants.Last day of information about the materialisation of the tour can be 1 day before departure as some new last minute - bookings or cancelations can influence the tour.

Cancellation Policy :
Cancellation Policy :

Cancellation received more than 30 calendar days before the tour , full refund.
Cancellation between 29 to 15 calendar days will incur a penalty of 50%.
Cancellation between 14 to 6 calendar days will incur a penalty of 70%.
Cancellation received within 5 calendar days will incur a penalty of 100% per person.

Pls kindly read our CANCELLATION POLICY where you can find at our COMPANY details at the bottom of our home page.

Covid19 special information :
Covid19 special information :

All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned.
Social distancing is maintained in vehicles up to 65% of the total capacity per vehicle ( taxi-minivan-minibus-bus)
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds.
Masks are required, please bring your own..

1821 - 2021 celebrations of 200 years from the Greek Revolution

The year 2021 can turn out to be a milestone for Greece. The celebration of the 200 years since the outbreak of the Greek Revolution of 1821 and the War of Independence is a key historical event which, seen and analyzed in a creative way, can constitute the basis for a fertile dialogue between the Greek society and the country’s institutions.

Memory isn’t something static, and History isn’t exclusively related to the past, as it can offer a continuing lesson – useful for our present and our future. Especially for us – Greeks, History and Culture are undoubtedly the driving forces for our survival in our nation’s adventurous journey into space-time.

Included/Excluded

  • Transfer with boat from Kosta Argolidas or Portoheli or Piraeus to Spetses island and return on departure day.
  • Two (2) nights in a 3 star hotel in Spetses island.
  • Two (2) breakfasts in buffet.
  • Two dinners (2) with special menus according to the 1821 food paths of Greek Rebels and Heroes.
  • Participation at the celebrations of Armata celebrations.
  • Half day walking tour to the capital of Spetses with english speaking guide.
  • Photos, bring you usb stick or your email.​
  • Taxes and fees.​
  • Liability insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned above.
  • Transfer from / to your resort.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Any kind of food and beverage.
  • Tips and Portages (Optional).

Tour's Location

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I'm not staying in a hotel, what is the closest pick up point?
You will need to provide the nearest major hotel to where you are staying, and enter these details as the pick up in your booking request. Alternatively you can make your way to the main departure point (Nedontos 79 str.).
Are you offering special group rates?
Trigilidas Travel as a tour organizer is specialized also to groups and private tours so please mail us at info@trigilidas.gr or info.trigilidas.com.
Can I change/amend my booking?
It may be possible to amend your booking however, this depends upon the type of amendment required and is at the discretion of the travel service provider. Contact Trigilidas Travel customer care department with your current booking details and specific details of your amendment, and we will be able to advise if the change/amendment is possible.
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