| Spetses town
Spetses is the capital and port of the island. The settlement has been preserved. A stroll through the city streets fills the visitor with unique images. The famous mansions of the captains with their characteristic architecture, the Byzantine churches, the pebbly courtyards that are unique examples of folk architecture, reveal aspects of the traditional way of life.
A landmark in your tour of the island is the historic Dapia Square. It is the main square of the city, which attracts the most tourist traffic, as many taverns and cafes operate around it, and there are many rooms to rent in the neighborhood.
This square was the gathering place for the militants of 1821. You will still see the canons of the Revolution today. Particularly impressive are the Spitzs pebbles, with mosaic representations and shapes on which the square is paved.
On the right side of the harbor, at Poseidoniou Square, there is the statue of Bouboulina that overlooks the sea and reminds every visitor of Spetses' contribution to the struggle and the role of the captain.
During your stay on the island, be sure to visit the house of Laskarina Bouboulina, which serves as a museum, as well as the Spetses museum housed in the mansion of Hatzi Yiannis Mexis. Its exhibits include rare relics of the Revolution that are worth seeing.
If you are a lover of swimming, the beaches of Spetses will leave you with the best memories. You will find dreamy beaches with sandy beaches and others with shimmering pebbles. Many of them are organized and offer bathers all the amenities and opportunities for water sports. For those who avoid crowded beaches, opt for small picturesque harbors and windless creeks. In any case you will enjoy your swim in the clear water and enjoy the idyllic surroundings as almost all beaches are surrounded by pine trees and look like paintings.
The most popular beaches are: Agia Marina, located on the northeast side of Spetses settlement. It is organized and overlooks the islet of Spetsopoula. Agios Mamas Beach is located near Dapia. After a swim you can dine in the local taverns.
Kounoupitsa is another popular beach on the island, with a lovely sandy beach and a picturesque harbor with fishing boats. There are many taverns and rooms to rent in the surrounding area. The pebbly beach of Agios Nikolaos overlooks the Spetsiotikon mansions.
Other beaches on the island that you can visit are Xylokeriza, an idyllic bay located in a pine-covered area on the northeast side of the island. One of the most beautiful beaches on the island is considered to be Agia Paraskevi. We meet her in a wooded area. The pine trees grow almost on the sand and form an exotic setting.
It is worth attending the cultural events of Spetses and in particular the carnival events and the traditional carnival. Armata celebration takes place on the first weekend after September 8 and events last for a week. Also, Easter is celebrated in a unique way on the island.
You will not miss the opportunities for fun. In Dapia and all over the island you will find bars that play Greek and foreign music and create the conditions for ... great feasts.
There are also two summer cinemas for movie lovers on the island.
You can visit Spetses throughout the year. The island's hotels operate year-round, as do many of the rooms to rent.