Laskarina Bouboulina


Now here's the stuff of legend! Laskarina, who lived here on Spetses was a heroine during the Greek Revolution against the Turks in the 1820s. She is apparently the only woman in history ever to have been promoted to the rank of Admiral.

The stories that accompany her life, marriages, battles, lovers and eventual murder make for an epic story.

This picture shows the bronze statue of her on the seafront on the island and you can find out all about her at the museum dedicated to her life in her former mansion, now owned and run by one of her decendants.