Spetses Architecture

Spetses is among the most elegant Greek destinations and it majorly owes that to its splendid architecture! The island flourished from its marine and cultural tradition between the 17th century and the 19th century, as many architectural treasures reveal in the beautiful capital. Spetses Town is the most stunning place, featuring cobbled streets, mansions with lovely pebble yards and aristocratic facades, in contrast to the whitewashed and more minimal style of the Cyclades. Beautiful neoclassical buildings rise over the fine marble squares, close to the waterfront. The houses of Spetses island are strongly influenced by the Venetian architecture during the Renaissance revealed in the present character of the island.

Spetses has gradually become one of the most cosmopolitan destinations in Greece with its stone architecture, charming scenery, and verdant hills. Of major interest are the brilliant mansions that characterize the island, like Hotel Poseidonion, the mansion of Sotirios Anargyros (within the premises of Anargyrios and Korgialenios School), the Mansion of Hatzigiannis Mexis housing Spetses Museum, and the Bouboulina Museum.

Across Spetses, you will find a great number of churches in every quarter like the Metropolis of Agios Nikolaos and the church of Panagia Armata. As no cars are allowed here, a walk with the carriage is a romantic experience starting from Dapia, the island's most romantic spot. A complete view of Spetses architecture is enough to realize its splendor that springs from the neoclassical villas, the flowered gardens, and the imposing entrances. In Kounoupitsa, it is worth making a stop at the beautiful 18th-century mansion that belonged to a wealthy family.

Visitors can enjoy their stay in many of the traditional hotels that have respected the traditional architecture.