Spetses is a magical place, with a long history and a cosmopolitan aura
Unveil the allure of Spetses, an island resonating with history, natural splendor, and refined charm. Begin your odyssey in the heart of Spetses, where the captivating city and main port await. Wander through Dapia, a nexus of history, and Revolution Square, a hallowed ground from the 1821 revolution. Poseidon Square showcases the statue of Laskarina Bouboulina and the iconic "Poseidon" historic hotel. Venture into the past at the Bouboulina Mansion-Museum, and delve into archives at Anargyreio-Korgialenio School.
Immerse yourself in the island's narrative at the Clock Square and Museum of Spetses. Explore the Spetses Lighthouse, Panagia of Armata, and the enigmatic Bekiris Cave. A horse-drawn carriage reveals Dapia's old and new ports, adorned with traditional mansions. Serene beaches like Kaiki, Agia Paraskevi, Zogeria, Vrellos, and Ligoneri beckon with crystal-clear waters and pine-fringed shores. Spetses weaves its magic, offering a timeless retreat where heritage and nature entwine seamlessly.
Enjoy the excellent local cuisine in Spetses
Spetses is famous for its delicious food, pure ingredients and fresh fish and seafood. In the fish taverns of the island try the traditional dishes: fish ala Spetsiota, a trademark of the island as well as fish soup Kakavia. In meat dishes we mainly find lamb and goat, often garnished with thyme. In Spetses, we also find many types of pie, from pumpkin pie to cheese pie. Do not leave the island if you do not try Spetses’ macaroons with cinnamon and cloves.
Best time to visit Spetses
In summer, to enjoy the beautiful beaches with turquoise crystal clear waters. At the beginning of September, because you have to experience, at least once in your life, the unique phenomenon of the representation of Spetses Shipwreck known as Armata. While in April,do not miss the unique opportunity to participate in the biggest triathlon in Greece, the Spetsathlon.
How to use transportation in Spetses
Port transfer options
For Spetses, you can travel by boat from the port of Piraeus (duration about 3 hours).
The island can also be reached by boat from Porto Heli (duration about 10 minutes) and Ermioni (duration about 20 minutes).
Cars are not allowed in Spetses. Transportation to the island is mainly by foot, bicycle, motorbike, city buses and boats that operate as sea taxis.
In the blue waters of the Saronic Gulf, close to Athens and Piraeus, are SpetsesRead the article