Holidays in Spetses Greece
The island of Spetses is the most southern of the Saronic Gulf islands, and is located very close to the coast of Argolida in the Peloponnese region of Greece.
Spetses has very frequent boat and flying dolphin connections with the port of Pireaus, as well as the other Saronic Gulf islands of Aegina, Methana, Hydra and Poros, as well as with the harbours of Ermioni, Kosta and Porto Heli in Argolida.
Spetses is truly a very beautiful island, and one with immense charm and magic. It attracts visitors from all over the world, and is a favoured holiday destination for many Greeks.
The historical square of the city, the impressive neoclassical mansions and the absence of cars, gives Spetses a unique beauty. The city of Spetses has successfully maintained it's traditional appearance and colours, and is considered a preservable settlement. Several of the traditional mansions on the island operate as museums.
The island is one with a very interesting and varied history. The harbour of the island is called "Dapia", and in the historic square, you will find the canons from the 1821 revolution. At the charming "Posidonio Square" you can see the statue of "Bouboulina".
There are many cafeterias, bars, clubs, restaurants and tavernas on the island where visitors can enjoy a tasty selection of meals, or a refreshing drink. Some of the local specialities you will find in Spetses including stewed cock and fish ala spetsiota.
For visitors to Spetses, there is a wide selection of various accommodation available on the island including hotels, rooms, apartments and studios to let. There is also the opportunity to rent a villa, if you would prefer to have greater privacy whilst on holiday on the island.
Spetses is an island that ensures peacefulness and tranquility, mainly due to the prohibition of cars. Only two-wheeled and traditional carriages are permitted on the island.
If you are planning to visit Spetses in September, you will be able to enjoy a great selection of cultural events that take place here each year. The largest event is the representation of the naval battle. These events and festivities are well worth attending if you have the chance, and provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy a traditional festival.