One day tour to Spetses island
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: Please note that the following timings are approximate and are subject to change according to boat schedules. - Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the port of Piraeus. - Embarkation on the flying dolphin 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. More about Spetses: History | More Pictures | Map