Greek Islands Vacations Ideas to Spetses | Saronic Islands | Greece
July 6, 2011
Greek Island Vacations Ideas to Spetses | Saronic Islands | Greece
Traveling to Greek mainland but clueless what else Greek islands vacations ideas? Go to Spetses! Spetses is one of popular Greek islands among travelers which is full of traditional old houses, the old mansions of the merchants, revealing its former glory. Situated in the south of AthensBest Places To Go in Athens, Greece. Read more ... », only 2 and a half hours away by boat, Spetses is one of the famous Athens summer weekend getaways. From Piraeus Port, you can also take Flying Dolphin ship while it can also be accessed from Hydra, Aegina, and Póros. The travelers arrive to the new port called “Dapia”, a tourist and commercial centre while the private yachts can tie in the Old Port. As for traveling by car, Spetses can be reached by bus with Argolida Prefecture Bus Company to Kosta in Peloponnese and then continue it by boat for 15 minutes. By the way, private cars are not allowed to enter the area.
Let’s know some things about Spetses, one of the best Greek island vacationsGreek Islands Tours - Santorini Beaches (Part 1). Read more ... », before we go on to where to go section. Spetses is one of the most historic Greek islands. In 1821, during the Greek revolution, the rich sea merchants of Spetses, alongside with those of Hydra and Psara, were transforming their commercial ships into naval and contributed to the liberation of GreeceIn Pictures: Boating to Melissani Cave, Kefalonia, Greece. Read more ... » from the Ottoman Empire. The most important figure of the island in that fight for liberty was a woman named Laskarina Bouboulina, who spent all her fortune for the war of independence. Her home, now The House os Bouboulina, has become a museumPlace of The Day: Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya Museum), Istanbul, Turkey. Read more ... » where you can see wood-carved Florentine ceiling, old weapons collection,fine porcelains, as well as 18th and 19th-century furnitures.
As mentioned before, Dapia is the commercial center of Spetses and there you can find many hotels, museums, banks, taverns, cafes and shops where you can buy souvenirs and everything that you may need. On the other hand, the Old Port is famous for its nightlife. Within 20-25 minutes walking distance from Dapia, you can also find fancy seafood restaurants, bars and clubs. It’s the place to visit for a vivid stay in Spetses and partying till early in the morning. Spending your nightlife can be done is Figaro (plays international funk, Greek music), Delfinia Disco (located between Dapia and Old Harbor), Disco Fever (plays techno and electronic music) and Fox for Greek music lovers. As for bars, the most popular are Socrates, Ancho Bar, Bracera Music Bar, Veranda Bar, Zorbes, and Kalia. If you fancy romantic walk by the sea, take a walk from Dapia to the Old Port, a beautiful time to spend especially with your loved one. If you are not the walking type, then you can alternatively cover the distance on a horse-carriage, one of the characteristics of the island!
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Since cars are not allowed to be brought to the island. There are only a few taxis and professional cars. The transportation is mostly being done by motorcycles, bikes, and on foot. You can also enjoy getting around the island by horse-carriage. And of course one can find many small boats or sea taxis to go around the island and to approach fast and easy the beautiful beaches of Spetses.
Wondering now where to swim when you are traveling to Spetses? Go to the southwest of the island where you find Agioi Anargyri, a a deep-water and clean beachMyrtos Beach - Best Beach in Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece. Read more ... » where you can enjoy water sport facilities. Two kilometers from Dapia there is Agia Marina, the most famous beach of the island. Beach bars and restaurants are well-organized here, a good place to enjoy water sports. If you treasure tranquility, go to secluded beach Xylokériza, located in the southeast of the island accessed mainly by boat. If you are running out of time to go to those beaches, you can also enjoy sunbathing at small beach near the town of Spetses.
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