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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

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Very Satisfied, would definitely recommend

5 of 5
Last summer a group of 10 people including friends and family stayed there, and we absolutely loved it. The house is conveniently located on a beautiful small beach where the view overlooks the gulf and coastline, all you have to do is walk outside and go for a swim! All the necessary facilities were included, where everything was well equipped and tastefully decorated. A very pleasant atmosphere in general. Even though some of us rented bikes and took the bus, most of the time we spent walking to the town centre seeing that it is so close. The Greek Taverns are excellent and all close together, however there is a variety of restaurants in walking distance to the house, which gave us a lot of options, where international cuisine was one of them. Lovely island with lots of entertainment and amazing beaches . Owners are great hosts and very willing to help with anything you need. Overall, could not be more happy with the house. The stay was simply delightful and I would definitely recommend!
  • Review Submitted: Jan 02, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Perfect Sunrise? Not only!

5 of 5
While we arrived quite late at the location (midnight), the owner and her son were waiting for us. Being a bit tired, we went quickly through the explanation and function of the house and went to bed. When we woke up, you had to sit down a bit to understand that we landed in a small paradise. The view is astonishing, the quality of the furniture of the villa (beds, chairs, kitchen equipment) very good, the garden just beautiful and the direct access to the sea simply great. We stayed there with two families (4 adults and 4 children). The villa is on two levels which are totally independent from each other. This made it extremely comfortable especially when you have kids waking up earlier than the others. The most difficult everyday was to get out of the villa to do some cultural stuff and surroundings. The villa is close to Porto Helli where you can find all what you need (2 bakeries, supermarket and restaurants which all provide takeaway (considering the view at the villa, we enjoyed to have diner there)). At half of the week, a cleaning lady came to fix the towels, linen, garbage. This was great. On the location itself, I would say that it is perfect for families and people wanting to take a breath of calm. The house is a family house, not an investment property, thus it has been taken care with passion and love. I would definitively recommend it (so long I am able to have my slot in the calendar). With my family we will definitively go back there since it fulfils all what we are looking for (quality, services, view, calm, restaurants…). As an in-between person between the reservation and the arrival at the place we exchanged with Alex from Blue Window Holiday Homes. Very nice contact and helpful in all aspects. So in conclusion, it was a perfect villa!
  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017