Spetses Island

Information about Spetses Island

(Area: 22.5 sq km – Coastline 29 km – Distance from: Ermionida (Kosta) 1.5 n.m.,
Piraeus 52 n.m)
Spetses is the most southernmost island in the Argo-Saronic Gulf with a long
history, playing a decisive role during the Greek War of Independence of 1821.
, The  visitor has  an opportunity to  experience  close  up the events of those
legendary times through the many notable historical monuments, like the Spetses
Museum, which is housed in the Hatziyannis Mexis (1754-1844) mansion, built in 1798,
and  Laskarina Bouboulina’s (1771-1825)  special  museum  in her own 300-year old
mansion.
Traditional elements embellish the settlement of Spetses, like the famous Spetsiot
shipyards, the captains’  mansions, the picturesque post-Byzantine churches, the
squares and  little  cobbled streets,  the  horse-drawn carriages, and  much more.
Unique pictures of natural beauty are afforded by the striking combination of pine and
sea.  The easy land and sea access by different means of transport makes it easy to
visit  every corner of the island and gives everyone the chance to enjoy Spetses’
traditional environment. Beaches with yellow sand and sparkling pebbles, in the town
and outside it, in the many bays and coves, await the summer visitors who will revel in
the clean sapphire water.
The largest festival on Spetses, with a religious and national significance, is the
“Armata”. The Spetsiots celebrate the anniversary  of the naval battle at Spetses of the
8th of September 1822. The phantasmagoric reenactment of this  occasion, which is
accompanied by cultural events throughout the week preceding the Saturday of the
festival, delight the thousands visitors who overrun the island during these days.
Visitors arriving at the port of Dappia will notice the horse-drawn carriages that
add a nostalgic touch to the island as well as  the statue  of Bouboulina and the old
cannons. To the east of Dappia lies the picturesque Old Harbour of Spetses, where
skilled craftsmen continue the centuries-old tradition of building wooden boats. Each
evening, the  Old Harbour turns into the centre  of the  island’s nightlife with its
numerous bars and discos.
There is a  wide  choice of seafood restaurants and tavernas  on  the island and
visitors should try the fish dish “spetsiota”, a local speciality.
Most hotels are located on the north shore of the island and cover all price ranges.
Furnished apartments and rooms in private homes are also available.
Visitors arriving at the port of Dappia can take one of the horse-drawn carriages to
arrive  at their accommodation. There are also scheduled  boat  and bus  services
covering all parts of the island. Sea taxis will not only take visitors  to the outlying
beaches but also to nearby islands and mainland Peloponnese towns.
Beaches:   The most popular bathing spots of Spetses are Aghii Anargyri and Aghia
Paraskevi on the south shore of the island. Aghii Anargyri features an attractive sandy
beach and a  romantic sea cave with a hidden entrance. 3 km to the west lies the more
secluded Aghia Paraskevi beach. Closer to the town of Spetses are the beaches of
Zogeria, Xylokeriza, Kounoupitsa and Aghia Marina. Water sports  facilities can be
found trhoughout the island.
How to get there:  Spetses’ proximity to the opposite coast of Argolida (2 hours
from Athens  to Kosta by car) and the frequent sea service(4  hours by ship and 2 by
high-speed boat) make it possible to reach the island rapidly. There is also frequent
boat-taxi service from Kosta to Spetses Town (Dappia).

Hotels in Spetses Island

ARMATA Spetses Town SPETSES Boutique Hotel
ECONOMOU MANSION Spetses Town SPETSES Traditional Settlement
SORINA Spetses Town SPETSES Studios & Apartments
VILLA TONIA Spetses Town SPETSES Apartments
YACHTING CLUB INN Spetses Town SPETSES Traditional Settlement
7 ISLANDS Spetses Town SPETSES Hotel Apartments
ADELPHIA Spetses Town SPETSES Apartments
AETHRIO Spetses Town SPETSES Traditional Settlement
ALEXANDRI Spetses Town SPETSES Hotel
AMORE Spetses Town SPETSES Studios & Apartments
ANGELA Spetses Town SPETSES Rooms to let
ARGO Spetses Town SPETSES Hotel
BI Spetses Town SPETSES Pension
CAMELIA Spetses Town SPETSES Hotel
FAROS Spetses Town SPETSES Hotel
HORIZONTES Spetses Town SPETSES Rooms to let
KASTRO Spetses Town SPETSES Apartments
KLIMIS Spetses Town SPETSES Hotel
MAKIS – COSTAS Spetses Town SPETSES Apartments
MARGARITA VILLA Spetses Town SPETSES Hotel Apartments
MIMOZA II Spetses Town SPETSES Studios & Rooms
MINA – TZENI Spetses Town SPETSES Apartments
NIRIIDES Spetses Town SPETSES Xenonas
ORLOFF RESORT Spetses Town SPETSES Apartments
ROUMANI Spetses Town SPETSES Hotel
SOLEIL (ILIOS) Spetses Town SPETSES Hotel
SPETSES Spetses Town SPETSES Hotel
STAR Spetses Town SPETSES Hotel
STELIOS Spetses Town SPETSES Hotel
THEANO Spetses Town SPETSES Rooms to let
TSAKALAKOS Spetses Town SPETSES Rooms to let
TSAPARAS STUDIOS Spetses Town SPETSES Studios
TWIN HOUSE Spetses Town SPETSES Pension
VARLAMIS Spetses Town SPETSES Apartments
VICTORIA Spetses Town SPETSES Studios & Rooms
VILLA ANESIS Spetses Town SPETSES Hotel
VILLA ARETI Spetses Town SPETSES Studios & Rooms
VILLA CHRISTINA Spetses Town SPETSES Traditional Hotel
VILLA IRINI Spetses Town SPETSES Xenonas
VILLA KALOMIRA Spetses Town SPETSES Apartments
VILLA KRIEZI Spetses Town SPETSES Studios
VILLA MARINA Spetses Town SPETSES Rooms to let
VILLA MARTHA Spetses Town SPETSES Hotel
VILLA MATA Spetses Town SPETSES Rooms to let
VILLA METAXA Spetses Town SPETSES Studios
VILLA MIMOZA Spetses Town SPETSES Rooms to let
VILLA MORIATI Spetses Town SPETSES Rooms to let
VILLA ORIZONTES Spetses Town SPETSES Rooms to let
VILLA PLAZA Spetses Town SPETSES Rooms to let
VILLA ZAHOU Spetses Town SPETSES Apartments & Rooms
XENON ESTATE Spetses Town SPETSES Holiday Furnished House
ZOE’S CLUB Spetses Town SPETSES Apartments

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