Spetses is among the most elegant Greek islands. It flourished greatly from its marine and cultural tradition between the 17th and the 19th century, as many architectural treasures reveal in the beautiful capital. The capital of Spetses is amazingly beautiful and charming, with the cobbled streets, mansions with lovely pebbled yards and aristocratic facades, in contrast to the whitewashed style of the Cyclades. Beautiful Neoclassical building 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, the charming scenery, and the verdant hills. Of major interest are the brilliant mansions that characterize the island, like Hotel Posidonion, the mansion of Sotirios Anargyros and Bouboulina Museum.
Across Spetses, you will find a great number of churches in every quarter like the Metropolis church of Agios Nikolaos and 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 to 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.