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In ancient times the island was called Pityoussa which means «covered with the pine trees». There are still many wonderful pines, but the island is called Spetses which means «fragrant island» in Italian. The Venetians, who came here, admired the smell of thyme, rosemary, fragrant herbs and sweet-smelling flowering shrubs. Nowadays the rich flora still covers the territory of Spetses. The island is ideal for walking because nature here is almost not affected by tourists.
The most prestigious accommodation place on the island is grand hotel Poseidonion. That’s one of the most beautiful historic buildings in the capital. Impeccable appearance of the … Open
You can find different walking routes on Spetses because there are almost no cars. However, you can easily rent a bike. It will help you to reach different parts of the island. The rent is not expensive and a bike is good training equipment. Moreover, you can take a taxi or use public transport. In case you want to feel the spirit of adventure and get unforgettable experience, use the services of the horse carriage.
Be sure to walk along the streets of Spetses settlements. The sidewalks are covered with mosaics made of small coloured stones which looks like a scattering of caramels. «Armata» festival is an important event on Spetses. It is held every September and it is dedicated to the battle in the strait between Spetses Island and Kosta during the revolution of 1822. The festival starts with an entertaining programme, including local dance, music and show but the most interesting part is the celebration of the anniversary of the Spetses naval battle. The Turkish boat in full size is constructed a week before the festival and then people burn it. Copyright
You can bring a craft in the form of the ship from Spetses. Locals are very proud of the victory in the battle of 1822, so all the types of naval souvenirs are popular here. You can also pay … Open
You can easily reach most of the beaches on Spetses. Agios Mamas is a large sandy beach near the capital. It attracts tourists with shallow clear water and rich nature. The beach is always full of people and it becomes an open-air dancefloor at night. Agios Nikolaos is a small beach with sand and pebbles. The beach is not organized but people love this tranquil secluded place. Kanapitsa is a pebble beach near Spetses with a nice promenade. Kaiki is a pebble-sandy beach and Agia Paraskevi is a beach for those who want to walk in the pine woods between swimming and sunbathing.
Spetses Zogeria is considered to be the most beautiful beach on Spetses. Ligoneri is the deserted and secluded beach. Vrelos Beach is perfect for young people. There is a cocktail bar, working late at night. Moreover, the beach is an ideal place for those who want to admire the underwater world of the island. The water is clear and the sea is rich with different species of flora and fauna. If you like active holidays, be sure to visit Agia Marina, where you can try waterskiing, sea kayaking and windsurfing. You can find the biggest rental places for sports equipment here.
Hundreds of years ago, the picturesque island of Spetses began to attract noblemen who built luxury villas on the coast. Today, this aristocratic Greek island is accessible for everybody. … Open
Don’t miss the chance to go on a seaside excursion around the shores of Spetses. The island looks amazing from the sea. Furthermore, you can rent a boat and go to one of the nearby islands. Fishing in the open sea will give you an unforgettable experience. Most of the inhabitants are fishermen and they are always happy to tell all the fishing subtleties. You can also try your hand at sponge catching which is very popular among the local inhabitants. Divers will definitely love the island, there are still the remains of ships that sank during the battle of 1822 on the bottom of the sea.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Spetses Island
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Schinia Marathona' , 125.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Amusement parks near Spetses Island
♥   Amusement park 'Allou Fun Park' , 91.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Ta Aidonakia Luna Park' , 103.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Spetses Island from our surveys on extreme Earth places

Bratsera Hotel

From the series “Best industrial-style loft hotels”
Bratsera Hotel offers 26 rooms to choose from. Each of them is individually decorated. The designers tried to recreate the atmosphere typical of rich mansions of the 19th century. The hotel is set in an extensive garden. Many terraces for relaxation are equipped in it. A large swimming pool with evening lighting is located in the courtyard of the industrial building. The local restaurant is sure to delight gourmets. Guests can enjoy the most popular national delicacies and Greek wines there. Some of its tables are served in the garden. The historic port area is very close to the hotel. Its guests can relax on the exotic black sand beaches every day. … Read further

Epidaurus Amphitheater

From the series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
The archaeologist and his group conducted the researches on the territory of the ancient city in the period from 1870 to 1926. The amphitheater discovered by them was reconstructed a few years later. In 1938 the first performance 'Elektra' took place there. The main roles were played by Eleni Papadaki and Katina Paxino. During the Second World War theatrical performances were suspended, the arena was partially destroyed. After the war the amphitheater was renovated to the shortest deadlines. Since 1955, the antique construction in Epidauros is a permanent venue for the theater festival. The festival is always held in summer, in high season. … Read further
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