How to get to Spetses?

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In brief, the only way to travel to Spetses is via ferry. The island has no airport, with the closest one being the International Airport of Athens.

Getting informed about the local transportation options before visiting the island is recommended. That will help you organize your transportation throughout your stay in advance!


From Athens, Peloponnese, and other Saronic Islands

The ferry is the only means of transport that can get you to Spetses. All ferries moor at Dapia (New Port).
There is a ferry connection between the island and the port of Piraeus in Athens, from where two ferries depart every day all year round. During summer, more itineraries are added to the ferries' timetables for the sake of holidaymakers.
The route is operated by high-speed vessels and the trip duration is approximately 3 hours.
The island is also connected with other Saronic Islands and more specifically with Hydra and Poros. It takes one hour to get from Hydra to Spetses and around 1.5 hours from Poros.
Finally, one can reach Dapia via ferry from two coastal regions of the Peloponnese, namely Ermioni and Porto Heli.
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The island does not have an airport. The closest one is the International Airport of Athens.
From there, visitors can go to Piraeus and embark on a ferry to Spetses. Reaching the port from the airport is very easy, as the two are connected via metro, bus, and suburban railway. A taxi stand is found outside the arrivals area, too.
Alternatively, it is possible to rent a car at the airport, drive to the seaside settlement of Kosta in the Peloponnese and from there take the water taxi to Spetses.
Keep in mind that a vehicle ban is in force within Spetses Town. Taking the car with you is possible, yet with specific crossings. Those itineraries are posted here.

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How can I travel there from abroad?

There is no airport in Spetses, so visitors must first reach Athens and then take a ferry to the island, either from the port of Piraeus or from one of the seaside regions of the Peloponnese that are connected with the island via the sea (Ermioni, Porto Heli and Kosta).

How can I travel there from Athens?

Because Spetses does not have an airport, a ferry is the only way to reach the island. Ferries to Spetses depart from the port of Piraeus daily throughout the year and their frequency increases in summer. All ferries that reach the island are of the high-speed type.

How can I travel there from other islands?

Yes, you can travel to Spetses from Hydra and Poros, two other islands located in the Argo-Saronic Gulf.



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