War of Independence


The bright blue color of the American Tourister Spring Ranch 3-Piece Luggage Spinner Set is reminiscent of the Greek flag, so pack quickly to get to one of the country’s famed islands – Spetses.

Less than two hours from Athens, via a ferry, Spetses’ long naval history is as revered as her part in Greece’s 1821 War of Independence.

Visiting during the second week in September is recommended for the famed “Armata,” the reenactment of an 1822 naval battle. The culmination of several days’ outdoor partying occurs on Saturday night when real boats “fight” and one, created just for the occasion, is set ablaze amid a stupendous fireworks display.

Another must see is the house of Laskarina Bouboulina. She was a female freedom fighter during the same war and freely gave her ships and personal fortune to fight the Ottoman Empire. Her home still owned by her descendants, is now a museum and dedicated to her life. Continue Reading »