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Beaches in Spetses

 

Spetses Beaches

Spetses beaches

 

An island without beaches, is like a Greek salad without tomatoes! In Spetses you will not find the endless sandy beaches, but you will have the opportunity to swim in beautiful, crystal clear beaches, either in fully organized spots, or in hidden locations…even in some pristine coves! Just make sure you add this unique destination to your bucket list, and start packing!

The Beaches within walking distance

Agios Mamas

Agios Mamas is the beach of the city of Spetses, next to the port, with sand and pebbles. It is preferred mainly by locals and families with small children as an easily accessible beach, for a quick swim.

Agia Marina

One of the most popular beaches on the island. It is only 10 minutes’ walking time from the port of Spetses (Dapia). At the beach of Agia Marina, you will find a very organized beach bar with excellent cocktails, a fine restaurant, as well as an organized water sports school.

 

Kaiki Beach

Next to the old prestigious Anargyrios School, lies the famous Kaiki Beach, an organized beach with small pebbles, sunbeds and cabanas. There is also a restaurant and water sports as well as a beach bar for dancing, cool cocktails and fun.

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The cosmopolitan Kaiki beach in Spetses

Vrellos beach

The beautiful pine-covered beach of Vrellos is a safe option for anyone to combine a swim with sunbathing, as there is a Beach Bar and a canteen to relax. The beach has white pebbles and is a few minutes outside Spetses.

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Vrellos beach, just a few minutes outside Spetses town

Beaches outside Spetses

Most of the following beaches can also be accessed by public & private transfer. Heowver, they are most usually accessed by boat, independently or as part of a daily tour.

Zogeria Bay

The bay of Zogeria is the most picturesque place to swim in privacy. Blue-green bays appear in front of you, offering a unique landscape and an unforgettable experience. Do not forget to try the traditional recipes in Loula tavern, operating there for more than 20 years.

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The amazing Zogeria beach in Spetses

Agia Paraskevi

Agia Paraskevi is small beach located at the back side of the island. It is a semi-organized beach with crystal turquoise waters and small pebbles, and offers you the privacy you may be looking for when spending holidays on a cosmopolitan island.

Aerial View of Agia Paraskevi beach, Spetses
Capturing the turqoise water & green pine trees in Agia Paraskevi

Agioi Anargyroi

Like the beach of Agia Paraskevi, Agioi Anargyroi beach is located at the back side of the island. Apart from the water sports you can practice over there, there is also a unique possibility to explore and swim in the famous Bekiris’ cave, accessed either from the path that leads to the cave or from the sea. The beach in Agioi Anargyroi has small pebbles and sand.

Agioi Anargiroi beach, Spetses
Unforgettable sunsets in Agioi Anargiroi beach

Day trips

One of the most popular activities when in Spetses, is to explore the many private beaches and coves of the island by taking a day boat trip around the island. You can practically rent any kind of boat that you desire. From a local sea taxi, to a private caique (traditional fishing boat), or even a luxury motor yacht.

Another excellent option is to rent a speed boat or a motor yacht to enjoy a full day in the nearby islands and coastal destinations (Hydra, Dokos, southern Peloponnese).

Our experienced crew is always available to provide a unique experience that will make your holidays unforgettable!

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*A huge “Thank you” to Michael Liaroutsos for sharing his beautiful drone photos with us 

Cosmopolitan Spetses, by Olive Villa Rentals

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An introduction to Spetses

 

Geography & history

 

Spetses is a small gem in the Saronic Gulf, located very close to Argolida coast, in the western Peloponnese prefecture. The island of Spetses has an area of ​​27 sq.km., and a beautiful coastline of about 29 km. Its population is about 4,000 inhabitants, but during summer, the island hosts about 5 times this number, or even more.

During the 18th century, the island flourished and developed into a naval, spiritual and economic power of the time.  It is well known that the contribution of the Spetses’ fleet was decisive for the outcome of the Greek revolution.

Nowadays, the island has become one of the most popular holiday destinations both for the Greek and foreign upper classes, as it holds a strong connection with its proud, aristocratic past and provides excellent accommodation and recreational services.

 

Spetses on a quick view

 

​​Arriving at the new port of Spetses (Dapia), you cannot avoid falling in love with this small piece of paradise. The old captains’ mansions, perfectly preserved and in full harmony with the flowering bougainvilleas and the historic landmarks, create a capturing scenery.

Spetses is a small island and almost all activity takes place around the new & the old port, so your access to most of the parts of the island is very easy.

 

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Villa Arte – Spetses, just a few minutes’ walking time from the port.

Visitors can enjoy the picturesque alleys, wander around the shops in the city center, taste unique dishes that combine Greek cuisine with modern touches in the many restaurants on Spetses. For the night lovers, the nightlife on the island is very vivid and provides lots of opportunities.

Most importantly, Spetses is a car-free destination! Most destinations are accessible either on foot or by bicycle/scooter. However, transfers can also be made by one of the very few taxis operating on the island or by the picturesque horse carriages. What could be more relaxing and romantic than a magical route on the coastal road of the island, gazing at the old traditional captains’ mansions, as the sun sets before your eyes, creating a fabulous color palette?

 

Spetses Chariot
A beautiful promenade with a horse chariot

How to get to Spetses

 

Spetses is one of the most popular destinations, because it is very easily accessible. You can get there either by car through Costa bay, or by boat from Piraeus port.

  • If you plan to travel by boat, there are hydrofoils leaving from Piraeus to Spetses on a daily basis. The trip lasts about 3,5 hours.
  • If you want to be flexible about your arrival/travel time, you can always travel by car. First you drive to Costa bay in the Peloponnese (distance from Athens is 180 km, about 2,5 hours’ drive). From Costa, a sea taxi will take you directly to Spetses in 5 minutes.
  • Another exciting option, is to travel directly from Athens  to Spetses in a motor-yacht, combining  your transportation with an unforgettable day trip!

 

Feel free to contact Olive Villa Rentals  in order to arrange for you a relaxing, safe trip with a private transfer.