Spetses Island - One Day Discovery

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Horse drawn carts used as taxis on the Greek island of Spetses
Horse drawn carts used as taxis on the Greek island of Spetses
Picturesque view of the main town of Spetses island in Greece
Picturesque view of the main town of Spetses island in Greece
Old building in Spetses island in Greece
Old building in Spetses island in Greece
Old canons in Spetses island
Old canons in Spetses island
Wiew of the port of the beautiful Greek Island, Spetses
Wiew of the port of the beautiful Greek Island, Spetses
Beautiful view of the port of the Spetses Island and some of the local architecture
Beautiful view of the port of the Spetses Island and some of the local architecture
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What To Expect

Experience the charm of Spetses with its beautiful and stately mansions and fragrant pine trees and wonderful coves. Explore by foot or by bike and cover the entire area in less than a day or ride horse drawn carriages - a wonderful way to view the island while the charm of ancient tradition.

Specifications

Type:
Day Trips to the Saronic Gulf Islands
Departs From:
Athens
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
10 hours
Availability:
Product Code:
6791
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Description

Spetses is a charming small island located in the Saronic Island group of Greece. It offers many beautiful and stately mansions, as well as fragrant pine trees and wonderful coves. The island is small enough that you can travel by foot or by bike and cover the entire area in less than a day. Cars are scarce, but there are horse drawn carriages for transportation; a wonderful way to view the island while the charm of ancient tradition. The people are very hospitable, and the food is a wonderful array of local flavors and tradition.

In the capital of Spetses, you can view the house of Bouboulina, which is a private museum that is open to visitors. You should also visit the museum of Spetses which is housed at the mansion house of Hatzigianni Mexi, one of the most powerful lords of the island during the Revolution. The mansion house of Soterios Anargyros: is two-floor, built with stones, with neoclassical morphological elements, that was constructed in 1903-1904 as the residence of S.Anargyros, the national benefactor and benefactor of Spetses. The historical residences and mansion houses of Spetses samples of the economical and cultural development of the island.

The monastery of Agios Nikolaos is located just outside of Spetses town. The patron saint of the monastery is the patron saint of sailors, and this is also the place where the Spetsan leaders took the oath of freedom when the War of Independence was beginning in 1821.

Itinerary

  • Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the port of Piraeus

  • Embarkation on the flying cat at 08:00

  • Arrival at Spetses Port at 09:45

  • Free time

  • Departure from Spetses port at 15:30

  • Arrival at Piraeus port at 18:00

  • Transfer to your hotel

Includes

  • Round trip transfers from hotel to port

  • Boat tickets in economy class PIRAEUS-SPETSES-PIRAEUS

Excludes

  • Guide

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children below 5 years old are free of charge.

  • Pick up times vary depending on hotel location.

  • Do not forget swimming gear as you will have plenty of occasions to enjoy the beautiful Saronic!

  • Your stay in Spetses is unescorted and gives you the freedom and flexibility to enjoy your time on the island

at your own leisure.

  • Conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result to modifications to tour contents/itinerary.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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