One of the loveliest islands of the Saronic Gulf, Spetses, located just 2.5 hours away from Athens, could easily become your weekend destination. This large and scenic Greek island with its distinctive architecture, spreads along the slopes of a hill, making Spetses an ideal place for hiking and sailing, activities which could spice either family, friends or romantic holidays up a bit! You will surely enjoy long promenades, both in the seaside and the countryside.
If you want to spend a special romantic evening you have to visit Dapia, the main port of Spetses for a coffee or an evening drink and then take the upslope to Kasteli the old town of the island.
The narrow paved paths and alleys of the island’s main Town (Chora) invite you for walking around the city or taking long walks with your loved ones along the lovely sea promenade.
During your holidays in Spetses, you can have a great relaxing time. If you, however, want to enrich your vacations’ itinerary then you can combine your trip to Spetses
Take a romantic trip around the island in horse-drawn carriages and admire the grand mansions adorning the narrow cobbled streets of the island. You can visit Spetses during September, when “Armata”, a truly impressive re-enactment of a naval battle takes place ever since 1931. If you are a sports lover, you definitely don’t want to miss the unique athletic events organized every year in April “Spetsathlon” and October “Spetses Mini Marathon”, where thousands of participants take place. Spetsathlon, the biggest triathlon in Greece, receives athletes from every corner of Greece and the world who enjoy the Swimming, Biking and Running races. On the other hand, Spetses Mini Marathon gathers athletes and visitors that enjoy running and swimming races for the young at heart!
But enough with the cultural and educational part of your holidays! Let us introduce you some of the best beaches in Spetses: