Whitewashed house with blue windows on a sea-captain's mansion in Spetses

Elegant Sea-captains’ Mansions Evoke Memories of Maritime Power

It seems odd to us now, when most people visit Greek islands precisely because of the sea – to swim in, sail on or just gaze at – but centuries ago many Greek islanders turned their backs on the sea. They were escaping bloodthirsty pirates, power-hungry invaders and draconian rulers. The island of Spetses, however, …

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