IN THE BEAUTIFUL CENTRAL POINT OF THE ISLAND, ON THE SEA-SIDE ESPLANADE HEADING TO THE OLD PORT, AT A SMALL DISTANCE FROM DAPIA, AT THE CENTRE OF THE ISLAND, BEAUTIFUL OLD TRADITIONAL MANSION, WITH BIG VERANDA WITH VIEW TO THE SEA AND ALL THE ISLAND AND THE OPPOSITE COASTS OF PELOPONESE..
This particular old mansion, approximately 200 years old, belonged initially to the historical naval family LEONIDA, who had actively contributed to the national liberation struggle of 1821, to which he had been granted by the newly established Greek state as a reward for the services he had offered to revolutionary release from the othomans. From the Leonida family, this mansion was purchased by the grandmother of the current co-owners, around 1897, to become a permanent residence of the family - Greek Egyptians - who in 1897 decided to return for relocation to Greece, choosing the beautiful island of Spetses.
Over the years, this mansion has been rented by the family of owners for at least the last 80-90 years. In this specific old mansion, from time to time they have been inhabited - making their summer holidays - famous personalities such as Nobel Prize winner ODYSSEAS ELYTIS, the famous unique Greek actress MELINA MERKOURI, as well as political and former prime minister of Greece GEORGIOS RALLIS.
Guests will have access to all areas of the house.
Interaction with visitors
Upon arrival, you will be given instructions from a family member.
Other items to note
From the terrace of the house, the visitor can watch very comfortably all the sports and cultural events that take place every year on the island, and in particular:
- the events of the clasic reggata - sailing rally - every year in June
- triathlon events (swimming - cycling - running) SPETSATHLON - every year in May
- the semi-marathon events - every year in the 1st 10th of October
- the events of the famous ARMATA - each year in the first 15 days of September