Naval battle of Spetses – Armata

The Battle of Spetses took place in September 1822 where the inhabitants attributed their victory to the help of the Virgin Mary and so they named the small church located in the old port “Panagia the Armata” and celebrates on September 8.

Thus it became the most famous of all the traditional customs of the island and gathers tens of thousands of visitors every year under the auspices of the Municipality of Spetses and the support of the Commercial Association of Spetses.

The Event

The representation of the dummy fire of the Turkish flagship is the culmination of the events that last a week. The narration of the historical events but also the participation of hundreds of residents and tourists give a spectacular night where it becomes a day of the feast of fireworks and sparklers.


Find out more details about the event from the official website of the Municipality of Spetses.

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