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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

    Wonderful! 4.8/5
    (9 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 5
    House #449596
    9
    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Apartment #6497495
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      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Villa #3712883
        1
          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          House #8258700
            • 5 BR
            • 5 BA
            • Sleeps 10
            Villa #4275713
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              • 5 BR
              • 4 BA
              • Sleeps 9
              Villa #57617
              1
              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                • 4 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Sleeps 8
                Villa #1010782
                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (5 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 9 BR
                  • 6 BA
                  • Sleeps 16
                  Villa #440677
                  5
                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Villa #6750603
                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 4 BR
                      • 4 BA
                      • Sleeps 12
                      Villa #1225215
                      2
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Villa #4254104
                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 4 BR
                          • 4 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          Villa #822160vb
                            • 3 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Sleeps 9
                            Villa #3725053
                              • 4 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 9
                              Villa #4313147
                              2
                                • 5 BR
                                • 5 BA
                                • Sleeps 10
                                Villa #4277426
                                  • 6 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 11
                                  Villa #4102606
                                    • 5 BR
                                    • 4 BA
                                    • Sleeps 9
                                    Villa #6916699
                                    1
                                      • 5 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Sleeps 9
                                      House #8236070
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                                        • 5 BR
                                        • 4 BA
                                        • Sleeps 9
                                        Villa #4610678
                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                          • 7 BR
                                          • 8 BA
                                          • Sleeps 16
                                          Villa #8282627
                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Apartment #8190882
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 3
                                              House #6817981
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Apartment #8257562
                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 6 BR
                                                  • 4 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                  Villa #6798874
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Apartment #1979932
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Apartment #1979950
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Apartment #1981397
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Apartment #1981401
                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                            Apartment #1979949
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Apartment #1981400
                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                • 6 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                                Villa #8250935
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Apartment #1981396
                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 14
                                                                    Villa #456449
                                                                    4
                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 7 BR
                                                                      • 5 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 14
                                                                      Villa #1175445
                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (10 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        House #6370343
                                                                        10
                                                                        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          Apartment #4314761
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                                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            Villa #3661031
                                                                            4
                                                                              Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                              (5 reviews)
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Villa #14931
                                                                              5
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (10 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Multiple rentals Villa #1328418
                                                                                10
                                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  House #3960057
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (23 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    House #6577213
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                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                      Villa #1773058
                                                                                      3
                                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        House #3788387
                                                                                        1
                                                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Apartment #6123134
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            House #6359663
                                                                                            2
                                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              House #6879354
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (10 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                Villa #6519343
                                                                                                10
                                                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Villa #4425723
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (8 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    House #279973
                                                                                                    8
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      House #4061390
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                                                                                                      Spetses Villas - Self Catering Accommodation (291)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely well equipped apartment

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Jayne is an excellent host and communication with her was first class. The apartment is located five minutes from a beach (called Paradise!) and a taverna and also a ten minute walk to the delightful Old Harbour with many tavernas to suit all budgets. The apartment is extremely well equipped and has everything you would need for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Autumn in Spetses

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Dear Achilles, I had a very good time with my family at your house in the beautiful island of Spetses . The weather was perfect , your beautiful house was very comfortable and clean, near the beach and close to town. The sea view from big verandas was amazing and relaxing! I hope to visit Spetses and your house again! Thank you, Xenia
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 02, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016