The town of Spetses is the only large settlement on the island. The other settlements on the island are Moní Ayíon Pánton, Ligonéri, Ágioi Anárgyroi, Kouzoúnos. Also part of the Municipality of Spetses are the islands of Spetsopoula, Falkonera, and Velopoula. An unusual aspect of Spetses is that 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.
Beaches closest to the town of Spetses include Ayios Mamas in the center of town and Kaíki beach 1 kilometre to the northwest and Ayia Marina 2 kilometres to the south, both of which offer water-sports.
Spetses Town, the picturesque capital of the island is perfect for endless strolls, while there’s luscious swimming to be had at the secluded Spetses beaches. A selection of yacht marinas, boutique hotels, and sophisticated restaurants complete the unique atmosphere of Spetses.
Spetses has an arguably elegant atmosphere, mainly thanks to the Venetian mansions of its Town, which emit a vintage aura.
Besides the main beach in the area, there are a number of organized beaches in Spetses to swim and enjoy a sunny day. Transportation to these beaches of Spetses is easy by by boat from Dapia, the island’s new port. All the beaches of Spetses deliver picturesque locations and a calming family experience. Below is a list of the best beaches on the island of Spetses.
- Agia Paraskevi
- Agia Marina
- Agioi Anargiroi
Spetses is an island with a long past and a long naval heritage. It has established a cosmopolitan character today. Located close to Athens, Spetses is a popular summer weekend destination. The most fascinating sightseeing in Spetses is the Bouboulina Museum. The big town is a pleasant place to stroll around, particularly the beach promenade, which begins at the Anargyrios Academy, crosses the port of Dapia and continues to the old port.
- Old harbour
- Spetses Museum
- Bouboulina Museum
- Anargyros school
- Cave of Bekiris