Spetses: The Aristocratic Island of the Saronic Gulf

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Spetses constitutes the ideal island for those who adore the atmospheric places, the opulence and the tranquility. The picturesque cobbed streets, the elegant and wealthy mansions with the wooden doors, the horse-drawn carriages and the sailboats of the Old Port are included in the list of the unique landmarks of Spetses.

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Within only 2 hours from Athens, Spetses is an easily accessible “Paradise” by ferries from Piraeus Port. Moreover, you travel by bus to Kranidi and then take another ferry boat to Spetses, or you can go by car to Kosta or Porto Heli, from where you can take a ferry to the Island.

 

Where to swim?

There are several beautiful beaches all over the Island, some of which are organized with sand and pebbles. In this post, we present three of them, which would worth paying a visit.

 

#Agioi Anargyroi

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One of the most popular beaches of Spetses, surrounded by green vegetation with vivid colors. Agioi Anargyroi beach has crystal blue waters and is the perfect choice for families with children. Nearby, you can find the impressive Bekiri Cave, where you can swim in the shallow waters and take some photos. At past, the local women of Spetses and their children were hidden in this Cave in order to protect themselves from the Ottomans.

 

#Vrelos

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Vrelos is an organized beach with umbrellas and sunbeds located in the northwest part of the Island. The waters of Vrelos are very clean, while the beach has both pebbles and sand. A beach bar is also available if you want to buy water, drinks or snacks. You can reach Vrelos Beach by bus or by sea taxi.

 

#Zogeria

If you prefer to swim in a relaxing environment, then Zogeria is the perfect beach for you. It is an organized beach with green and blue waters that can be found 7km away from Spetses Town. Situated in Zogeria Bay, in the north part of Spetses, this place offers tranquility due to the beautiful pine tree landscape. Close to Zogeria Beach, there is a taverna where you can eat if you feel hungry after a swim.

 

What to eat?

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In terms of gastronomy, it is essential that you taste Amygdalota when you visit Spetses island. Amygdalota is a popular Spetses almond sweet which has small size and wonderful taste. It has a marvelous essence and a delicately sweet flavour similar to the one of Kourabiedes, only much lighter since it is made only by almond powder and confectioners sugar. Amygdalota are sold in pastry shops but they are also be served as a dessert in cafeterias or restaurants.

 

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