Spetses is an island of the Argosaronic Gulf. It is a small picturesque island that is worth visiting as part of an island hopping experience or combined with a driving tour of the Peloponnese. Even more so it is a historic island that played an integral part in the Greek revolution. There are no cars allowed on the island apart from those of people with a permit. People use local buses, horse carriages, scooters and bikes to travel around the island. This alone gives the island a very special feel.
Spetses offer lovely beaches historic attractions and great food. It is also full of aromatic plants and herbs that add to its natural beauty, which explain the Venetian name given to the island “the island of perfumes”.
How to get there:
Car or taxi: Around 3 hour drive from Athens to Kosta, Peloponnese. Then a 15min sea taxi to Spetses.
Bus: KTEL buses leave Athens frequently during the day to Kosta
Ferry: 2,5 hours by flying dolphins and catamarans from Pireaus
Nearest Airport: Athens International Airport