Spetses is a magical place, with a long history and a cosmopolitan aura
An island with a long history and tradition, abundant natural beauties, unique monuments, wonderful beaches with turquoise waters and a port city with finesse and elegance.
Start discovering the island from the capital and main port of the island, the city of Spetses. Enjoy a walk in Dapia, in the Revolution Square where the island's artillery was located and during the revolution of 1821 was the meeting place of captains and lords. In Poseidon Square you will see the imposing statue of Laskarina Bouboulina and the most beautiful building on the island, the historic hotel "Poseidon".
Visit the mansion of Bouboulina which also functions as a Museum, the Anargyreio-Korgialenio School with the rich historical archive, the Clock Square, the Museum of Spetses, the lighthouse of Spetses, the Panagia of Armata, the impressive cave of Bekiris and tarsanades in the old port, the place where local lumberjacks are manufacturing the famous Spetses hulls for centuries.
Enjoy a carriage ride to the old and new port of Dapia to admire the traditional mansions and the impressive architecture of the neoclassical buildings.
Discover the many beautiful beaches with clear blue waters and lush pine trees reaching the beach. The most famous are Kaiki, Agia Paraskevi, Zogeria, Vrellos, Ligoneri, and are waiting for you for endless dives in their crystal clear waters.
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.