Armata has become an “institution” associated not only with Spetses but with the entire country. It is -among other things- about the naval battle at Spetses, which took place on September 8, 1822, when a revolutionary named Kosmas Barbatsis defied danger, approached and set the Turkish flagship afire, sinking it at the harbour. His action played a decisive part in the battle’s outcome as it forced the enemy to flee.
The Armata celebrations are centred each year on setting a model of the Turkish flagship on fire. Quite a few mostly cultural events for the young of all ages are to take place this year -as always- to celebrate the anniversary.This year’s celebrations will include theatre performances, concerts of traditional and modern music, dance shows and exhibitions. The celebrations will culminate with the reenactment of the sea battle on Saturday, September, 7. Colourful fireworks mark the end of the event.
Visit Spetses this year in September and take part in the island's glorious history enjoying at the same time its beauties and gastronomy.
|Date: 02/09/2012 – 08/09/2012 Place: Spetses – Argo-Saronic Gulf Venue: Spetses Start. T.: For info, contact Spetses Municipality (+30 22983 20010) Website: www.spetses.gr|