From Spetses Museum. Photo: Knut Werner Lindeberg Alsén 

The island of Spetses, located in the Mediterranean Sea, was first occupied during the Mesolithic Age, in around 8000 BC. From 1821, the island played an important role in the Greek War of Independence, and it was the home of celebrated war heroine Laskarina Bouboulina.  

In the early 21st century, the island's holiday clientele is of a higher economic class and largely Greek.