One Day Tour To Spetses Island

Active: Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2017

Duration: 12 hours

Languages: English

Departure: Athens

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Important Note: This is a private tour and can be arranged any day. As the transfer to/from the port is done by taxi and taxis can accommodate only three people according to their policy, a booking can be made for three people maximum. If you want to make a booking for 4-6 people, for example, you have to make two separate bookings, as you will be accommodated in two taxis, etc.

Information about Spetses

Spetses is one of the most cosmopolitan and picturesque islands of Greece. Located in the Saronic Gulf, just two hours away from Athens, Spetses is far enough to escape the day-trippers of the capital and sufficiently close so as not to get tired from the trip. The island with its beauty and traditional charm has inspired many artists and writers.

As the hydrofoil arrives at the port, visitors see the small bay surrounded by tall Venetian mansions and some cannons. These cannons used to protect the island in times of war and pirate attacks. In fact, Spetses played an important role during the Greek War of Independence helping the struggle of the Greeks against the Ottomans with war ships and gunpower. The most famous fighter from Spetses is actually a woman, Lascarina Bouboulina, who played the leading part in sea battles and sieges of castles. Her house, close to the new port (Dapia), has now turned into a private museum and gives a clear view of a rich 18th century house in Spetses. Such elegant mansions can be seen all over the town, such as the mansion of Hatzigiannis-Mexis that houses today the Municipal Museum and the mansion of Sotirios Anargyros, next to Bouboulina Museum.

Activities on Spetses are mostly concentrated around Dapia, the new port. The old port is located on the other side of the town and seems to turn into a quiet quarter of the town. As this is the only village on the island, Spetses Town has all the facilities you may need. It is prohibited that vehicles enter the town, expect for bicycles and motorbikes.

Transportation is done by boat, bus or bicycle. Boats from Dapia go round the island to organized beaches and beautiful coves to swim. Buses also leave from outside the town and go to beaches through the pine-forested inland. Traditional horse-carriages also run the waterfront and give a nice tour of the town.

Beaches on Spetses are small but lovely. The green environment and the crystal water create the perfect setting for relaxing. The most popular beach is Agioi Anargyri, while beautiful bays are also Agia Marina, Agia Paraskevi and Vrellos.


Program:
- Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the port of Piraeus.
- Embarkation on the flying cat at 08h00 .
- Arriving at Spetses Port at 9h45. The rest of the day you will discover the most beautiful island of the Saronic with no vehicles.
- Departure from Spetses port at 15h30 to Piraeus.
- Arriving at Piraeus port at 18h00
- Transfer to your hotel
Your stay in Spetses is unescorted and gives you the freedom and flexibility to enjoy your time on the island at your own leisure.

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Jan 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015
Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2017
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€129.00
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Booking Note
This is a private tour and can be arranged any day. As the transfer to/from the port is done by taxi and taxis can accommodate only three people according to their policy, a booking can be made for three people maximum. If you want to make a booking for 4-6 people, for example, you have to make two separate bookings, as you will be accommodated in two taxis, etc

Lost Items
Small articles, coats, wraps, umbrellas, cameras, hand bags and any other items that are carried on a taxi and ferry are entirely under the care of the passenger. Every effort will be made to retrieve lost of forgotten items. However in no way we can be held responsible if such items that are not retrieved.

What is included and not in the price
  • Boat tickets in eco class PIRAEUS - SPETSES - PIRAEUS
  • Transfers hotel - port - hotel
  • Food and beverage
  • Guide

Why booking with us?

  Tours from Athens & the islands

  Support via phone & e-mail.

  Early booking discounts

  Secured server

  Customized tour upon request

Pickup locations
Departure
Attica - Athens - Your Hotel -Any hotel in Athens at 7:00
Dropoff locations
To Your Hotel
Exact duration
12 hours
Active days and spoken languages
Dates
Languages
Days
01-01-2016 / 31-12-2016
English
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
01-01-2017 / 31-12-2017
English
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Transportation Info
Transfers to port: By Taxi

Ferry: Flying Cat

Why booking with us?

  Tours from Athens & the islands

  Support via phone & e-mail.

  Early booking discounts

  Secured server

  Customized tour upon request


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Visit to my roots
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Spetses was the homeplace of my grandfather before he moved to America, so this short business trip to Athens provided a great chance for a day tour to Spetses. Only 2 hours by ferry from Piraeus, the town of Spetses has a special style. I spent most of the time walking around the town and also visited the museum of Bouboulina. The girl guide was fantastic. The guide was only in Greek but at the end she took me by side and did the tour all over again in English. I found it so charming!

Unfortunately I did not have the time to take the bus or boat and go to beaches, so I jumped for a quick swim from the rocky beach just below the church of Saint Nicolas. It was August and Spetses was busy, but I loved the atmosphere. Next time I will try to go for more days and also in September when there is a large festival with fireworks, as I was told by the nice lady at the coffee place in Dapia.



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Maybe extend the tour bit more
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This tour includes ferry tickets from Piraeus to Spetses and back and also transfer from hotel to port and back. I liked that everything was punctual, fortunately no bad weather or strike ruined our trip. Bus driver came at about 7.15 am outside our hotel in Omonoia, we went to pick up another couple from a hotel in Piraeus and then we were left outside the hydrofoil to Spetses about 15 min before the hydrofoil leaves. The bus driver also gave us the tickets. Spetses was a lovely island, very picturesque and with nice beaches in a walking distance from the port. We had about 5 hours at our disposal, which we enough to see most of the spots. Do not miss the museum of Bouboulina above Dapia, the port of Spetses. However, I feel this tour should extend a bit. We left Spetses with the hydrofoil of 15.30. I think a hydrofoil about 2-3 hours later would be better to see more things at your peace. The same bus driver waited for us when we arrived in Piraeus to get us back to our hotels. We asked him to drop us off in Monastiraki instead of Omonoia and he was fine with that.



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