Armata” Fest is the major event taking place in Spetses island. It mainly symbolizes the naval battle, 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.
Athens has been a popular destination for travellers since ancient times due to its location, enjoying a much drier climate compared to most of the rest of Mediterranean Europe. It is also popular for the diversity of its milieu, its monuments, its history and the warm, clear blue seas reaching out to all 5 senses.
Hellenic Cosmos, the cultural center of the Foundation of the Hellenic World (FHW), is a child-oriented museum with exhibition halls that have been transformed into a friendly family area where kids can learn whilst playing with child-friendly multimedia and virtual reality presentations on archaeological, historical, cultural and educational subjects.
City and sea have long been imbedded into the history of the city of Athens since the days of the Twelve Olympian Gods. According to ancient Greek myth, Athena, the goddess of wisdom fought with Poseidon, god of the sea, for the title of patron of the city by each offering a gift to the Athenians.
The establishment of the city of Athens is lost in a mythological past. Among European cities, Athens is the oldest one and the one with the longest history. This history is still evident in the buildings and monuments of today's Greek capital. Take the chance to get to know the many faces of the city...