Spetsopoula

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Spetsopoula
Native name: Σπετσοπούλα
Geography
Coordinates 37°13′N 23°10′E / 37.22°N 23.17°E / 37.22; 23.17Coordinates: 37°13′N 23°10′E / 37.22°N 23.17°E / 37.22; 23.17
Archipelago Saronic Islands
Area 2 km2 (0.77 sq mi)
Country
Greece
Region Attica
Regional unit Islands
Demographics
Population 0 (as of 2011)

Spetsopoula (Greek: Σπετσοπούλα) is an island situated to the southeast of Spetses, which is one of the Saronic Islands, in the region of Attica and the Aegean Sea. It is located at about 90 kilometres (56 miles) by helicopter from Athens. Its area is about 2 Km2. According to 2011 census the island is uninhabited but the previous census (2001) reported a population of 8 inhabitants.

Historical informations[edit]

The ancient name of the island was Aristera and is referred by Greek traveler and geographer Pausanias. The modern name means small Spetses and owes it in the nearby Spetses. In 1962 the island was purchased by Greek shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos.[1] Spetsopoula is linked with the death of Eugenia Livanos, former wife of Stavros Niarchos. She was found dead in the island on 4 May 1970.[2] Nowadays the island owned by descendants of Stavros Niarchos. Spetsopoula is often visited by people of high society, friends of Niarchos family.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1991 11
2001 8
2011 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obituary: Stavros Niarchos". independent.co.uk. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "High Society". theguardian.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 

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