Two and a half hours South of Athens airport, one will find ERMIONI. A beautiful undiscovered Greek coastal town, situated in the Ermionida region, Peloponnese, GREECE. A great base from which to discover many places of interest, some which guidebooks do not mention. For the potential investor, there is one of the largest real estate portfolios available, besides many holiday properties to suit all budgets. This affluent region is highly desirable, with property prices remaining stable.
07 September 2013
Armata on the island of Spetses
Each year, on the second weekend of
September, the Armata re-enactment takes place on the Saronic island of
Spetses. It commemorates the
events of the battle of 8 September 1822, in combination with the feast of the
chapel of Panaghia Armata, near the lighthouse.
The event is a re-enactment of the battle, which includes the torching
of the Turkish flagship in the harbour. This major victory of the naval
forces of Spetses, was against the Ottoman fleet during the Greek War of Independence
of 1821.According to Spetsiot local historian, Anastasios Orlandos, the retreat of the Ottoman fleet was the result of an
attack by the fireship of Kosmas Barbatsis against the Ottoman flagship, who
set the Turkish Flagship on fire and blowed it up. This act of heroism is re-enacted
every year on the island of Spetses, with the burning of a Turkish Flagship
replica, followed by a spectacular choreographed show of music with fireworks.