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Just a two hours ferry ride away from Athens, Spetses island is long a popular destination not only for the Greeks who crave a weekend getaway but also for international travelers! Spetses has an arguably elegant atmosphere, mainly thanks to the Venetian mansions of its Town, which emit a vintage aura.
Spetses Town, the picturesque capital of the island is perfect for endless strolls, while there’s luscious swimming to be had at the secluded Spetses beaches. A selection of yacht marinas, boutique hotels, and sophisticated restaurants complete the unique atmosphere of Spetses.
Overall, Spetses is an ideal destination for those who want to unwind and relax close -yet so far- from the Greek capital.
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Sitting in the heart of the Saronic Gulf and belonging to the Saronic island group, Spetses Greece has a lot to offer in terms of beaches, sightseeing, and relaxation. An Athens to Spetses ferry ride will get you to the beautiful Aegean island in just a couple of hours. This is why the island has emerged as a great city break destination!
Spetses island Greece, and especially its picturesque main town, stands out for its architecture and elegance. This is mainly due to the Venetian mansions that lie in Spetses Town and the excellent boutique Spetses hotels that combine traditional with modern elements, in a unique way. In Spetses Town you won’t find any cars, as they are banned, so you can wander undisturbed and explore the picturesque town at your own pace.
Around Dapia, the main Spetses port, there is a selection of cafes and bars, ideal for a romantic sunset drink. In Dapia, you’ll also find, among others, the Spetses Museum and Anargyros mansion, two of the best places to visit in Spetses Greece. Strolling around Spetses Town, you’ll find even more places for sightseeing!
Spetses beaches are a reason unto themselves to visit Spetses island Greece! Vrellos, Agia Marina and Agia Paraskevi are the best beaches in Spetses. These beaches, though, are quite far from Spetses Town, so your best bet is to hire a car or take a bus to them. If you love sports, note that many athletic events, such as marathons, are often organized in Spetses, usually in autumn and spring.
So, if you seek an elegant destination for a getaway near Athens, look no further than Spetses!