A .. tour in Spetses
Hoist your sails and head for Spetses, an island which boasts a glorious naval past! When you arrive at the port of Spetses, look out for the horse-drawn carriages; you can take a trip around the island in one. At the old harbour, you will witness the century-old craftsmanship of making wooden boats.
Have a shot of “ouzo” at the island’s old careenage (shipyard)! Follow cycling routes around the island, or pedal past the magnificent mansions that adorn the town’s narrow cobblestone streets.
Visit historic monuments, such as the house of Bouboulina (a heroine of the 1821 War of Independence) with its wood-carved Florentine ceiling, 18th and 19th century furniture, interesting collection of old weapons, fine porcelain and rare books.
Sail around lovely beaches or on to the privately owned island of Spetsopoula to the southeast of Spetses. Come back to Spetses again in September and take part in the truly impressive re-enactment of the naval battle, which has taken place every year since 1931.
Spetses is the perfect place to enjoy a walk. The typical local architecture, the alleys, the air scented by jasmine gardens and bougainvillea make up the perfect environment for discovering the island in the most enjoyable way.One of the most beautiful and most cosmopolitan islands of the Argosaronic Gulf. The earliest specimens of human existence date back to the Mesolithic era, around 8000 BC, and in antiquity it was called Pitusha because of its many pines. It got its current name in the Venetian era, due to its many fragrant flowers (isola di spezzie, that is, island of perfumes). Spetses became one of the most powerful naval and commercial forces in the Aegean.
Hotels in Spetses