Spetses is an island with long history and naval tradition. Today it has developed its cosmopolitan character and attracts lots of visitors every summer. Due to its close distance to Athens, Spetses is a popular weekend destination in summer. The most interesting sightseeing in Spetses is the Museum of Bouboulina, which is actually the home of the legendary heroine of the Greek Revolution originating from Spetses. The large town is a nice place to stroll around, especially the beach promenade that starts from Anargyrios School, crosses Dapia port and continues to the old port.
In this section, you can see the best Spetses Sightseeing but also things to see by location. Do not miss to also read about things to do.
You can also view all things to see in Spetses by category: villages, beaches, museums and churches.
This private museum is housed in the home of Bouboulina and displays a collection of personal objects and household furnishing of the Spetsiote heroine. This traditional Spetsiote mansion is really interesting to visit for its collection but also for the astonishing wood-carved Florentine ceiling in the main salon. Lascarina Bouboulina is one of the few female heroes of the Greek Revolution and the most strong and commanding women in Greek history. She was born in 1771, lost her two husbands from pirate attacks and used the fortune and ships of the second one help the fight for independence.
This is the most famous church in Spetses. It is found in a picturesque location a short walk from Dapia, the port of Spetses. It distinguishes for the tall bell tower, made of Tinian marble.
Location: On the eastern side of the island
Description: Spetses Town is actually the only village on the island. It distinguishes for its elegant architecture and the lovely port. Vehicles are not allowed within thw town, except for bicycles and motorbikes. Buses or boats serve destinations in the rest of the island.
Location: 10 km west of Spetses Town
Description: This is a rather secluded beach on the western side of the island. It has soft sand and crystal water.
Location: 3 km south of Spetses Town
Description: This small beach is organized with sun beds, umbrellas and many watersports centres. It can be reached by bus or boat.
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