GRANDEUR AND ELEGANCE OF THE PAST

Spetses island retains much of the grandeur and elegance of the past, when the island was a maritime trading center. The island’s naval tradition is reflected in its beautiful architecture.

Location: Argosaronic Islands

Capital: Spetses town
Size: 22 km2
Accessibility: By driving from Athens to Porto Heli (2.5-3 hours) and taking a 5\' water taxi to Spetses
By hydrofoil from Piraeus port (2.5 hrs)
By helicopter (30\'-40\')

INSIDE INFO

Spetses is the greenest island of the Saronic Gulf, with pine forests that hide charming pebbly beaches and rocky coves. Located only 15 minutes from the Peloponnesian mainland, Spetses is a popular getaway for the cosmopolitan Athenians.
The main town is peppered with handsome archontika (mansions), decorated with mosaic floors and pebbled courtyards. Most of these mansions used to belong to captains, shipping magnates and merchants who made their fortunes during the Napoleon wars. Cars are allowed only to the locals and their use is restricted in an effort to preserve the island’s character and natural beauty. Spetses is also quite famous for its nightlife, offering a wide variety of restaurants, bars and nightclubs that extend along the waterfront.

WE LOVE

Its restaurants
Going on a romantic promenade with horse carriages
Shopping in small elegant boutiques
Having coffee or lunch at the Posidonion hotel, which was built in 1914 and represents the cosmopolitan face of the island as its famous landmark
 

LOCAL TIPS

Don’t miss the open air cinemas
Visit the Bouboulina museum
Experience an amazing day trip by chartering a traditional ‘Kaiki’ boat

Events calendar

Spetsathlon

May 5th-7th: A triathlon race takes place

Armatta Festival

A week full of cultural events in honor of the naval battle that took place on September 8th 1822 against the Turkish fleet

Classic Regatta race

Every June a race of classic yachts takes place