Spetses Holidays with a sailing yacht!
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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
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!