Spetses Island is Argosaronikos’ Gulf second “nob” along with Hydra Island, a place
that stands against time’s velocity and modern trends. Choosing Spetses for your
vacation is like traveling in last century’s class and gentility. Everyone, that
comes here, feel cosmopolitan and can hear the place’s mystic voice calling him in
a trip full of rare pictures and senses. It’s the land of many great captains back
that fought in 1821 Greek Revolution, a shelter for many celebrities and “primes”,
that choose the legendary “Poseidon Grand Hotel” for their accommodation, a place
that Greek liberators’ grace meets several personages, who established the World’s
Culture. Spetses Island meets the demands every visitor may have, as it combines
a quiet, aristocratic routine on the roads, a cosmopolitan lifestyle by the port
and small escapes to historical and religious monuments. Car are not allowed, so
if you come to the island driving from Peloponnese, you must leave your vehicle in
Porto Heli’s Port. There are innumerable images, gardens full of flowers, well-
Port of Spetses
The island’s heart beats on the port and around it, as most of activities take place there. It’s the only connection with the whole world and the ideal place for an evening walk, a special dinner or a drink under moonlight. It’s coastal connected to Piraeus Port, through flying dolphins and catamarans. The routes are frequent during summer and the voyage takes only two hours. You can book your ferry tickets online via aktoploika.gr for a journey more comfortable and carefree. There is also a connection to Porto Heli Port, as ferries and flying dolphins use it for an interim stop on their way to Piraeus.
Connection With Other Islands
Spetses Port is also connected to Hydra, Aegina and Poros, as sea-
Spetses has a ferry connection with the following ports: Piraeus, Hydra, Poros, Porto Heli, Ermioni.
You can now book ferry tickets online for Spetses via Aktoploika.gr. If you plan
to travel during July and August, it’s best if you have booked several days or weeks
earlier to avoid hitches. You should also know that round-
All transportation ways are available in Spetses. You can move, using a scooter, a bus, a bicycle, a donkey, or… a carriage. Another popular way is sea-
Spetses took its name from its Venetian one “Izola de Spezia”, which means “the island of scents”, due to the many flower varieties the island had those times. If you ask a local to suggest some sights, he’ll probably smile and will point the whole island. Spetses City has magnificent villas, cosmopolitan hangouts on the port and many monuments of history and culture. The most famous are Bouboulina Mansion, where you can see the great rebellion's personal objects, and the Hatzigiannis Mexis Mansion, with Bouboulina’s bones and some findings from Iria Wreck, the worlds oldest wreck (1200 b.C). Kounoupitsa Quarter will amaze you with its gardens full of colors and the architectural masterpieces. There are many classy mansion and villas across the city, but you must definitely visit Sotirios Anargiros; house, just above Ntapia Square on the port, built on 1904. Take the road to the Old Port, where you can see the “karnagia”, the old shipyards, as well as Natalia Mela’s beautiful sculptures. Don’t forget to visit the legendary Poseidon Grand Hotel, where all celebrities use to lodge for over 100 years. Korgialeneios School is what locals are proud of. It’s a public school and a boarding house in a private 9000 decares forest, with an olive grove, bunkhouses, a symposium center, art labs, an outdoor theater, a restaurant and many other facilities, a genuine cultural treasure. Standing on the city’s highest spot is Virgin Mary’s Assumption Church with its beautiful wooden altarpiece. Near the Lighthouse on the port you can see Panagia Armata Chappel, built on 1822, after the Spetses, Hydra and Psara residents’ victory over the Turks. Every year on Semptember 8th a large number of events take place there and everyone celebrates; one of them is the battleship's representation. It’s a unique spectacle, worth to be watched.
There are many beaches in Spetses, mostly hidden in rocky bays, but all of them very
clean and beautiful. The most popular are Agioi Anargyroi, where you can get by bus,
Agia Paraskevi, Agia Marina, Zogeria, Kouzounos, Xylokeriza and Sholes. Some of them
have easy access, while others need a sea-
Accross Spetses Island there is Spetsopoula Island, another small paradise, very
close to Agia Marina Bay. You can get there by sea-
For those who love walking or riding a bicycle, Spetses has to offer many courses around the city. The most popular is the one leading to Profitis Ilias, the island’s highest spot (308 meters altimeter), where you can have a panoramic view of Argosaronikos Gulf and East Peloponnese’s mountains. Another beautiful course is the one from Ntapia Square to Kasteli. Kasteli is Spetses’ old city, built on the Middle Age. As you reach the town, you’ll have the chance to see the old wall’s ruins. In Kasteli you can visit Agiow Vasileios Church, built where the city’s acropolis was, and Agia Triada Church.
Don’t forget to make a visit on Agios Nikolaos Monastery, at the Old Port, with its
fabulous 10 meters bell tower, made from Tinos Island marbles, and the beautiful
Enjoy your coffee at “Roussos”, the central elevated cafe in Ntapia Square, where
everyone passes from at least once a day. The port’s view is magnificent, as well
as the mushroom-
Cars aren’t allowed in Spetses. If you plan to get there with yours, you’ll have to park it in a private parking in Piraeus City or Porto Heli’s port parking, if you are coming from Peloponnese.
Just like Hydra Island, locals and public entities are very sensitive in environment issues. You’ll find a lot of garbage bins inside and outside the city. You’ll have to be very careful with your garbage, especially in beaches, as fines are too high.
We wish you the time of your life in beautiful Spetses Island!!!
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