The Municipality of Spetses annually honors the leading event of heroism of the people of Spetses, the Naval Battle of Spetses which took place on September 8, 1822 and which has been recorded as one of the most important events of the Revolution of 1821. It organizes "Armata", the biggest celebration of the island , with a reenactment of the glorious Naval Battle, surrounded by excellent cultural events. The Spetsians dedicated their victory to Panagia, building the Panagia Armata church, because, according to tradition, she helped the Greeks defeat the Turkish fleet.
The program of the celebrations includes painting exhibitions, music and dance events (concerts, choirs, traditional dance and music groups, etc.), theatrical performances, cannon firings, etc.
On the second Saturday of September, the historical naval battle is re-enacted with the burning of an effigy of the Turkish flagship with the simultaneous narration of the historical events and is completed in a feast of fireworks and sparklers.
September 10, 2022!
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