Spetses, Greece

Spetses is an island of Greece, sometimes included as one of the Saronic Islands. It is a beautiful island with sandy beaches and secluded bays. The capital of the island is an architectural delight featuring many two-storey houses with coloured walls and wooden balconies.

Famous beaches on Spetses include Agios Mamas, in the centre of town, Agioi Anargiroi and Agia Paraskevi around the back of the island, Zogeria and two beaches close to the town, College beach and Agia Marina, both offering watersports.

Attractions in Spetses include its famous beaches, the old harbor and various historical buildings including museums, mansions, churches and monasterys. The celebrations of the Panaghia Armata during the summer season and the island’s Easter celebrations are highlights.

Things to See & Do

* Walk to the old harbor
* Popular beaches are Aghioi Anargyroi and Aghia Paraskevi
* Monastery of Aghios Nikolaos
* Mansion of Sotirios Anargyros
* The Chancellary building

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Land Area – km²
Population – 4,500 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 30

Port Location - The port is known as Dapia and is located in downtown Spetses.

Travel Links – Ferries and high-speed hydrofoils arrive regularly from Piraeus and Plaka near Leonidio and Nafplion on the Peloponnese.

The use of motor vehicles is severely restricted on the island, so the public transportation system is generally provided by horse & carriage and water taxis. Some conventional taxis and buses are in operation, but they require a special license. The inhabited area is so compact that most people use scooters, bicycles or walk everywhere.

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