The name of Spetses originates from the Italian word “Spezia” (Spice). In the 15th Century, the Venetians named it like this due to its major important position; over time the name was Hellenised to Spetsai (Spetses). Spetses is famous for its naval contribution to the 1821 War of Independence from the Turks and still having a vibrant reflection of that era with its neoclassical architecture.
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SPETSES ISLAND, SARONIC GULF, GREECE