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Spetses Holidays with a sailing yacht!

August 13, 2016in Saronic Gulf

Where to moor

 

Where to swim

 

 Spetses is a mountainous and wooded island off the south-west coast of the Argolida, also a part of the Saronic Gulf and you reach it, within a day's sail from Athens.

port of Spetses

Spetses town is the island's main harbor - and the only colony of the island. Spetses shares history with the island of Idhra, of late-eighteenth-century mercantile adventure and the same leadenness in the War of Independence of Greece (year 1821). 

 The sights of the island, are mainly the majestic old residences and the beautiful gardens! The grandest residence, which you can visit as a local museum is the Mexis family mansion (built in 1975).

horse drawn carriage

The most preferable mode of transport for Spetses, are the motorbikes and the scooters. A few taxis supplement the horse-drawn carriage. The bell of the carriages is the sound you hear day and night. Close your eyes and enjoy!

Also, except that you can reach every single beach with your sailing boat, it is also a good way to get around the island with a bike, which you can secure at the boat.

To find some really good beaches, you have to get clear of the town, but you can find one in a walking distance.

swimming at Spetses

 

Berthing and Anchorages

Old Harbor or Baltiza

 

The Old Harbor or Báltiza is the only organised port for small yachts in the island. At the high seasons it is always crowded and has been used for a long time. 

Dapia

Dapia or The New Harbor is mainly used by commercial vessels and is not recommended for  small yachts.

There are no organised Yachts Clubs in the island.

Zoyeryia Anchorage

Zoyeryiá or Zogergiá is a lovely deep cove with clear waters and it is enclosed by a pine forest. Of course there is a chance to find somewhere to place your yacht, unless it is crowded during the weekends.

You can anchor in 5-8 m because the bottom is sand and weed and it holds ok.

Also you can find  a good restaurant ashore that serves traditional Greek food with local specialties.

Xtapodi Spetse

Beaches

Ayia Paraskevi

Where: 6,2 miles from Spetses town

More info: Ayia Paraskevi is a rather isolated beach on the western side of the Spetses. It has soft sand and crystal water

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized

 

Ayia Marina

Where: 1,8 miles south of the Town

More info: A small beach organized  where you can find sun beds, umbrellas and many watersports activities.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised 

 

Kaiki beach Spetes

Kaiki

 

Where: 1,2 miles away from Dapia 

More info: Kaiki is  one of the most popular beaches close to the town. It is partly organized and has a lively bar in summer.

Type: Pebbled, Partly Organized 

 

 

Enjoy a wonderful air video of Spetses! 

 

 

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