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Spetses Island

Spetses Island

The Spetses Island is located on the Saronic Sea close to the Argolida sea-coast of Peloponnese. It is a small island of 27 sq m area and a population of 4,000 people. The island’s beauty blends the blue colours of the sea with the green freshness of the pine forest, along with the small boats, the horse carriages, the landscape, the churches and the stunningly beautiful traditional architecture.

The history of the Island of Spetses

See how to get to Spetses

Googe Maps (adapted by Lisbeth Heilesen)

No private automobiles are allowed within the town limits. The most common modes of transport are walking, horse-drawn carriages, bicycles, mopeds, and motorcycles. Only taxis and delivery vehicles are allowed in the downtown area. Ferries and high-speed hydrofoils arrive regularly from Piraeus.

Trails encircle the island and total about 25 to 30 km. Beaches closest to the town of Spetses include Ayios Mamas in the center of town; and Kaíki (previously College) beach 1 km to the northwest and Ayia Marina 2 km to the south, both of which offer water-sports. Public buses serve beaches further outside town, including Zogeria, Ayioi Anaryiroi, and Ayia Paraskevi.

Google Maps

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Photos from Spetses Island by ©Lisbeth Heilesen, Aarhus University:

Spetses Dapia area (harbour) - arrival of hydrofoils/catamarans

Hellenic Seaways

Spetses old harbour

Across Spetses Island

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