Where to stay around Spetses?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 241 holiday lettings near Spetses. From 126 Villas to 62 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Spetses for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Spetses?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Spetses. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Greek Islands: 12,309 holiday homes
  • Aegean Islands: 12,209 holiday homes
  • Peloponnese: 1,989 holiday homes
  • Greece Mainland: 8,277 holiday homes
  • Hydra: 151 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Spetses! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Spetses?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Spetses with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Nafplion: 343 holiday lettings
  • Porto Cheli: 269 holiday lettings
  • Epidavros: 229 holiday lettings
  • Monemvasía: 53 holiday lettings
  • Ermioni: 226 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Spetses?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Spetses. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Spetses Beach: 417 holiday rentals
  • Port of Spetses: 417 holiday rentals
  • Port Kheli: 426 holiday rentals
  • Katafyki Gorge: 410 holiday rentals
  • Spetses Lighthouse: 413 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Spetses listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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Spetses Island, Greece - You'll never walk alone

Spetses is the southernmost of the five Saronic islands, approximately 53nm (1.5 hours by hydrofoil) from Piraeus, the main port of Athens. Its proximity to the Peloponnese mainland (approximately 1.5nm) makes the island accessible nearly throughout the year, even under severe winds. The visitor can either take a ferry/hydrofoil from Piraeus, or drive/take a bus from Athens to Kosta (2.5 hours) on the mainland, and then take a ferry or sea taxi across.

The pine covered island has a long shipbuilding history, with most of its wealth having come from the sea during the island’s significant participation in the war of independence against the Ottoman Empire, which started in 1821. One of Spetses’ main attractions today is in fact the “Armata”, a spectacular, fireworks-based representation of the Spetses sea battle (1822).

Most of the architecture in Spetses is 19th century-based, which together with the absence of cars (you need a special permit to have one, even so it can only be used outside of the town), makes visitors feel as though they have taken a step back in time. Unlike most places in Greece, people use traditional means of transportation; horses, bicycles and walking (as well as motorbikes) are widely used, to the extent where it does not seem odd for someone to walk for 10 minutes to a destination (hence the title).

The island has a lot of history, and there are many interesting historic places to visit, mainly around the 19th century and the war of independence. There are also a large number of beaches, some of them with umbrellas and sun beds. Waters are clean and calm most of the times, and you have the option to go to a quiet, or a busy beach. From the Old Harbour and Dapia/Town centre you can walk to some of them, or take a bus, sea taxi or a caique to those further away. There is always the option to rent a motorbike.

The Old Harbour is located towards the east of Dapia, and is a short 10-15 minute seaside walk from the centre of town. Ships are still being built in the traditional way at the Old Harbour, and you will probably have a chance to admire the shipbuilders working on a wooden hull. Old Harbour is also home to the best eating/entertainment choices on the island, features a grocery store with a sea view, and is the premier location for a holiday rental in Spetses.

There is a variety of food offered in Spetses, and you can experience both international and Greek cooking, which can be either fresh fish or meat based. Vegetarians will find a lot of the Greek dishes suitable for their diet, and everyone will enjoy a beer, or a glass of wine in one of the seaside bars. Finally, there are two open cinemas (no roof) operating during the summer for those needing to do some movie catch up.

Written by the owner of Property 412232 in Spetses, Greece