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Museum of Spetses

Last Update: Jun 2011
Museum, Monuments of Modern Greece, Cultural heritage SPETSES , PIRAEUS , GREECE
(Est. 1938)
Archontiko (Mansion) Chatzigianni Mexi, 18050 SPETSES , PIRAEUS , GREECE
Tel.: +30 22980 72994 , Fax: +30 22980 29518
Opening hours:
02Jan - 31Dec Tue-Sun, 0830-1500

Museum of Spetses - Overview

  The Spetses Museum is housed in the mansion of Chatzigiannis-Mexis, one of the leading notables of the island at the time of the War of Indipendence. It was built from 1795-98 and consists of a ground floor and two upper storeys. Only the first floor is open to the public.
  The objects on display represent more than 4,000 years of the island's cultural history.
  The exhibits include pottery, finds from the Classical period, sculptures and coins from the Roman, Early Christian and Byzantine periods, Post-Byzantine icons, religious vestments and other ecclesiastical objects, costumes and embroideries, objects of every-day use, wood-curved items, weapons, portraits, historical documents, etc.
  Some of the most important exhibits of the Museum are:
- Spouted bowl from the Early Helladic settlement (3d millenium BC) at Ayia Marina.
- Hoard of coins of the 6th century AD found together with bronze oinochoes in the early Byzantine settlement of Zoyeria. The hoard was lost during the Slavic incursion in 588 AD.
- The weapons of Bouboulina, major heroine of the Greek War of Independence of 1821.
- Icon of the Virgin and Child, by the painter Kyrillos Photeinos. Dated to the 18th century.
- Part of a curved chest.
- Oil painting of Orloffs' ship.
- Figurehead in the shape of Poseidon from Hadzianargiros' ship.
- Male Spetsiote costume.

Museum of Spetses - Map

Executives & Departments

  • Information office, Tel.: 210 3213571, 210 3217232, Fax: 210 3216292
    1st Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities, 16 Panos Street, Athens

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Monuments of Modern Greece

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Visiting Information • Fixed hours / Admission fee
Museum exhibits • Weapons / Armour • Paintings • Portraits • Household items • Furniture • Historical documents • Clothing/Costumes • Embroideries/ Woven fabrics • Icons • Coins
Periods of the exhibits • Early Bronze Age, 3200-2000 BC • Ancient historical times, 1050 BC- AD 324 • Post-Byzantine period, 1453-1821 • Byzantine period, AD 324-1453

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