Armata Festival in Spetses island

The re-enactment of the burning of the Turkish flagship, in memory of the historic naval battle in 1822 during the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire.

The evocative revival of the battle climaxing in the burning of the Turkish flagship makes this event an unforgettable spectacle. The celebration culminates in a firework extravaganza.

The ‘Armata Festival’, as it is called, is a major annual event for the island, perfect for a weekend getaway. The unique atmosphere brings thousands of loyal tourists back to the island every year on the second weekend of September.

Spetses is one of eight European cities participating in the European Network of Historical Reconstructions, along with Brussels in Belgium, Dublin and Cork in Ireland, Bailen in Spain, Slavkov in the Czech Republic, Tewksbury in the UK and Hydra in Greece.

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