Spetses Featured

Spetses is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, with its famous mansions, cobbled lanes and shipyards in the old harbor. One of the most cosmopolitan islands of the country and place of residence of many businessmen, artists and entertainers. Beautiful turquoise beaches, pine trees sloping down to the beaches, with fish taverns, restaurants with national cuisine, diverse nightlife.

 

You can get to the island from the port of Piraeus in 2 hours by high-speed flying dolphings, by car from Athens to the pier located in Costa Peloponnese 180 km (from Athens), and then by ferry or water taxi in 10 minutes. Cars are forbidden on the island. At your service: taxi, horse-drawn carriages, water taxis, buses, as also as mopeds or bicycles.

Things to see: house-museum of the legendary Laskarina Baboulina - the heroine of the Greek War of Independence in 1821-29 "The only woman - Admiral of the Russian Navy," the museum Hadziyannis Meksis - you'll see many relics of 1821, letters Kolokotroni, a collection of folk art. Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Ag.Nikolaos) - the oldest church on the island with a bell tower, where he was raised the flag of the revolution, in 1821. It is said that there lived a brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, Pavlos for some time. Old Port - Baltiza where old technology building wooden boats. In the center of the island situated hotel 'Poseidon' with amazing architecture was built in 1914. Near the pier area is square called 'Roloy' ( The watch) built at the beginning of the century surrounded by restaurants and cafes. Dappia - port, whose wall decorated with numerous guns, with old buildings thtat preserved the architectural traditions of the island. Old harbour- parking ships, luxury yachts, fish taverns and bars.

Spetses has beaches to suit all tastes: isolated, organized with water sports and beach bars.

  • Ligoneri, Vrellos - beaches with pine trees leading down to the sea.

  • Zogerya - sandy beach in a beautiful harbour, on which you can admire the opposite side of the Peloponnes

  • Ag.Paraskevi - beautiful beach with pine trees leading down to the sea

  • Ag.Anargiros - longest beach with water sports, where you can find Vekiri cave, where the rebels have found shelter from the Turks

  • Ag. Nikolaos - beach with bars and water sports

  • Ag. Mamas - a small sandy beach in Dappia near cafeterias, restaurants and bars

 

Cultural events and festivals

Armata - a traditional custom, in memory of the battle in 1822 in which 1,490 ships took part against the Turks, the inhabitants of the island each year in early September arrange reconstruction of sea battle and under fire to the Turkish flagship feyverk further activities include boat races, sporting events, folk dances.

Port Pireaus- (+30) 210 4100145

Taxi Spetses - (+30) 22980 73019 72198.22980, 74180.22980 22980 73412

Horse carts - (+30) 22980 73170

Sea taxi – works day and night

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