Spetses was our first introduction to the Greek Islands….and what an introduction it was!
Though it did not completely conform to the images I had of these islands….there were not many square white houses, but blue doors covered with rambling pink bougainvillea reminded me I was in the Greek islands.
We hired quad bikes and explored the island finding beaches to return to day after day, we cruised around the island with Blue…a local boat owner who took us to isolated bays. We sat in beachside cafes feasting on fresh fish and local delicacies and at night when the town sprung to life, we joined everyone at the waterside restaurants. Lazy days…relaxing with friends….the perfect start to our Greek island holiday!
The food was wonderful…I had my first authentic Greek salad in Spetses
…and ate delicious food.
I also became addicted to orange cake!
Spetses is a favourite island for Athenians as it is close to the mainland. It only takes 2 hours to drive to Kosta on the mainland from where you take a taxi boat to Spetses. This is one way you could get there but for us it was a 2.5 hour ferry ride on the Flying
sardine can Dolphin from Piraeus!
We loved Spetses. You will too if you want to escape mass tourism, love heading to the beach each day and do not need a raucous night life to keep you entertained!
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Have you been to Spetses? What did you love about your time here?
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