A lovely island of the Saronic Gulf, Spetses island is a popular weekend destination due to its closeness to Athens. In the Medieval times, the island flourished with trade and the locals constructed elegant mansions that survive till today. When the Greek Revolution of 1821 broke out, the local commercial ships were turned into military ships and contributed to setting the country free. The Town is large and ideal for long promenades. Many beautiful beaches are found around the island, accessible by boat or bus. A large festival takes place in Spetses Greece on the second weekend of September, the Armata Festival, that peaks with the burning of a boat in commemoration of a naval flight between Greeks and Turks.
Transfer from your hotel in Athens to the port to catch the hydrofoil to the island of Spetses. Arrival in Spetses and transfer to your hotel. The town is large and ideal for long promenades upon arrival. Many beautiful beaches are found around the island, accessible by boat or bus such as Ayioi Anargyroi and Ayia Paraskevi. A large festival called Armata takes place on the second weekend of September, that peaks with the burning of a boat in commemoration of a naval flight between Greeks and Turks. The rich history and naval tradition of the island is reflected on numerous sites that are definitely worth visiting . Visitors love the relaxing and elegant atmosphere, stressed by the yacht marinas, the boutique hotels and nice restaurants. Spetses can be combined with other islands for vacations, like Hydra, and beach towns in eastern Peloponnese, like Ermioni and Porto Heli
After breakfast, depending on your departure time, you may be able to do some more shopping and exploring. After you have checked out of the hotel our driver will transfer you to the port in plenty of time for your ferry back to Piraeus port