Holidays in Spetses

Spetses Holidays 

Being aware of the needs of the Greek traveler and especially of the modern foreigner one, who sometimes is in awe of the abundance of information on the internet, the well experienced team of has a suggestion for everyone’ s taste. With over 35 years of expertise in tourism in Greece, we have compiled a comprehensive guide to questions usually asked when one plans holidays in Spetses: how do I get there, where do I stay, what can I see and do in Spetses? What about transportation on the island?

Holidays in Greece 

Considering Greece to be a magical place for your vacation, we urge you to visit the sections Greek Islands, Thematic Holidays, and why not the Mainland of Greece. We believe that every little part of Greece has a thrilling travelling experience to offer.

Spetses travel, tourism info

Spetses is the south westernmost of the Saronic islands, 53 nautical miles from Piraeus and is located at the entrance of the Argolida Gulf, near Idra. The island has about 4,100 residents who live mainly in the town.In antiquity the island was named Pytiousa meaning 'pine covered'. The current name of the island comes from the Venetians who called it Isola di Spezzia, meaning 'fragrant island', because of its aromatic plants.The harbour and capital of the island is a conservation area. Old mansions with red tiled roofs, scenic cobbled lanes and courtyards full of colourful flowers compose a picturesque setting. The home of Bouboulinas and the house of Hatzigianni-Mexi, the first sovereign of island, with exhibits of the revolution are some of the sights to be visited.The enchanting and picturesque island of Spetses is ideal for short breaks for the Athenians, but equally a good choice for summer vacations. Cars are prohibited on the island; the only means of transport are traditional horse-drawn carriages and motor cycles.

Spetses useful info

Spetses Council +30 22980 74517
Police Station +30 22980 73100
Tourist Police Station +30 22980 73100
Medical Center +30 22980 72472
Port Authority +30 22980 72245

Spetses Ferry Tickets, Ship Itineraries, Special Offers

Booking ferry tickets for Spetses

Book your ferry tickets for Spetses online with us, then collect your ticket at the port before your departure, from the special ticket kiosks. - Please note that some ship companies do not offer this service. If the case is so, we post your tickets well in advance.

Ship itinerary information for Spetses

Spetses can be reached by ferry boat, mainly from the port of Piraeus. Also, there is access from the port of Costa, in Ermionida, Peloponnese. Finally, you can reach Spetses from the nearby islands, like Egina, Idra, Poros by ferry boat or sea-taxi. The duration of your trip varies depending on the route and type of ship (conventional or high speed one). When booking your chosen ferry tickets for Spetses online, you will be informed of the precise time of arrival. Since ship itineraries change according to season, your are advised to check our online booking system for up-to-date information.

Special offers for ferry tickets to Spetses

It is important to note that most ship companies offer discounts for return tickets. Keep in mind that if you want to visit a nearby island, you are strongly advised to buy in advance a return ticket for your destination.

Air tickets to Spetses, Flights, Special Offers

Booking Air tickets for Spetses

Spetses does not have an airport. The nearest airport is Athens international airport "Eleftherios Venizelos» (Athens international airport "Eleftherios Venizelos") (see airtickets Athens).

To receive the most-up-to-date information on flights, please refer to our online booking for tickets, as schedules and flights to Spetses change.

Special offers and cheap tickets to Spetses

To get the best deals early booking is required. Visit and find cheap tickets for Spetses. Take profit from low cost airline and last-minute bookings, as well. Don't forget to use your airmile bonus card.

Spetses Hotel Guide, Special Offers

Hotel Guide provides you with a complete and up-to-date guide for hotel accommodation. You can find your favourite accommodation searching either by location, or by hotel name. 

Luxury Hotels in Spetses

If you would like to search for Luxury Hotels in Spetses (Luxury hotels, boutique hotels, 4 or 5 star hotels) search under the section Luxury Hotels.

Cheap Hotels in Spetses

If you are searching for Cheap Hotels in Spetses (rooms, apartments 3, 2, and 1 star hotels) search under the section Cheap Hotels.

Special Hotel Offers in Spetses

If you are looking for special offers visit our section Hotel Offers in Greece.

Booking Hotels in Spetses

When browsing the hotel list for Spetses, and clicking on the link "online booking", you 'll be first shown the hotels that offer online booking. By pressing on the button 'Book & Prices' you reach the online booking machine for the selected hotel.

Excursions and special places of interest in Spetses

Excursions and tours in Spetses

The capital of Spetses is very pretty, and has many old buildings where a strong sailing tradition can be discerned. The house of Bouboulina is a private museum today which is open to visitors. The monastery of Ag. Nikolaos (St. Nicholas) is situated just outside Spetses town, and is open to visitors. The patron saint of this monastery is also a patron of sailors, and it was here the Spetsan leaders took the oath of freedom when the war of Independence was about to break out in 1821.

Places of interest in Spetses

In Spetses, there are beaches for lovers of nature and for those who enjoy organization. Some of them are: Agia Paraskevi, Zogeria, Ligoneri, Saints Anargyroi, Anargyrios School, Agios Mamas, Agia Marina and Vrelos.

Restaurants and nightlife in Spetses

At the restaurants and taverns of the island with a view of the sea, the visitor can enjoy fresh fish ("a la speciota"), sea nibbles and a great variety of other dishes, while he/she should not neglect to taste the marvelous almond toffees of Spetses. The quietness of the day follow the intense pace of the night entertainment, which has a great variety of Greek and foreign music and thus satisfies all wishes and preferences .

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