Attractions, Sights & Things to Do on Spetses
New Port of Dapia, Spetses
Its big docks can serve larger ferries, leisure, and passenger boats, while at the nearby small bay are mooring the sea taxis of the island.
Bouboulina's Statue in Spetses Port
Since 1985 is situated in front of the Poseidonion Hotel in the main port of the island and honors the only woman to hold the rank of admiral.
A series of events extending for a week and culminate with the spectacular representation of the Naval Battle of the 8th September 1822.
The house of one of the most significant personalities of the Greek revolution against the Turkish occupation transformed into a museum.
Ciné Titania, Spetses Town
Historical summer cinema that was founded during the 60's has a special sliding roof that providing protection to the audience.
Agios Mamas Beach, Spetses Town
The beach of Spetses Town, just a few meters away from the port. Small and not organized but it has access to many cafés and restaurants.
Impressive mansion with interesting artifacts especially from the War of Independence of 1821.
Together with this of the island of Tzia it is the first of the Greek network of lighthouses situated in a beautiful area ideal for a walk.
Old Port of Baltiza, Spetses
At the east town-edge, the bay serves as a marina for smaller boats, while its old name meaning "swamp" refers to its shallow waters until 1900.
Agia Marina (Paradise) Beach, Spetses
Cosmopolitan, fully organized, and probably the busiest sandy beach located close to the main port.
Agii Anargiri Beach, Spetses
One of the most popular beaches located on the southwest side of the island. A pebble, organized beach that offers facilities for water sports.
Questions & Answers about Spetses
Why Visit Spetses?
- Small island with naval tradition that contributed to the Greek Revolution of 1821.
- The absence of cars that are prohibited on the island compose a unique notion.
- Exceptional beaches, aristocratic mansions, & easy ship access from Athens.
What does Spetses mean?
According to archaeological findings, the island was inhabited since ancient times and approximately 8000 BC. During that time it was called Pityousa due to the great number of pine trees on the island. Its current name derived from the Venetians who called it "Isola de Spezzie", which means "island of the fragances" (aromatoforos island) due to the big number of flowers on it.
How Spetses contributed to the War on independence against the Turks in 1821?
Spetses experienced a tremendous economic boom in the 18th century, which developed navigation and commerce, and it actually was one of the few islands that was almost an independent society before the revolution. In 1821 the island showed great personalities who contributed to the fight, taking part with their ships to decisive naval battles. Among them were Laskarina Bouboulina, Andreas Miaoulis, Hatzigiannis Mexis, and Kosmas Barbatsis.