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Family trip to Spetses Island with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

Spetses is a small tranquil island, located not far from the Argolic Gulf. The island is a part of the Saronic Islands. Spetses was inhabited at the Bronze Age and it is not a remarkable historical place. It only took part in the Greek War of Independence (the Greek Revolution) in the 19th century. Wealthy people and celebrities choose the island for their holidays. Spetses is not crowded with tourists. This place has amazing nature and it is filled with the Greek atmosphere of relaxation.
All the beaches of Spetses without exception deserve attention of tourists; it’s believed that the most picturesque coastal areas are located in the southwestern part of the island. … Open
Older children will be interested in the story of Laskarina Bouboulina. She was a heroine of the Greek War of Independence in 1821. A lot of Spetses attractions are connected with her name. It is known that Laskarina created a small fleet with her own money and took it under her command during the war with Turks. Moreover, after the Turko-Russian War Alexander II invited her to Saint-Petersburg and gave her the title of Admiral and richly decorated scimitar. Laskarina was the first allegedly woman-admiral of the Imperial Russian Navy.
However, children of all ages will be happy to visit Boubolina’s Museum. It is located in a beautiful mansion built in the 17th century, which is an architectural attraction. The collection of the museum includes coins, weapons, books and personal effects of Laskarina. The interior of some rooms hasn’t changed from the 19th century. It shows how Greeks lived a couple of centuries ago. Curious children should definitely visit the Hatzigianni Mexi Mansion or the Spetses Museum. The museum hosts items that represent more than 4000 years of Spetses history. Some of them are ceramics of the first Hellenic period, sculptures of the Roman period, a collection of post-Byzantine and Russian icons and items from the revolution of 1821. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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
Be sure to walk with your child in city-port Spetses, which is the capital of the island. It is filled with an amazing atmosphere which is usual for small Greek islands. You can not only admire amazing views of the settlement but also explore white yachts and gorgeous mansions of aristocrats who lived here because of picturesque landscapes and peaceful atmosphere. You can take your child to the central square and show the old guns that participated in the battle of 1822.
Be sure to take your child on a boat trip around the shores of Spetses. It will give him a sense of adventure. Older children can take a lot of pictures during the trip. Children of all ages will love the idea to swim in secluded bays where you can get only by sea. Furthermore, you can go to one of the nearby islands. For example, you can visit Agios Ioannis, where children can explore virgin nature because this land is uninhabited.
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
Teenagers can try their hand at diving at a local diving centre. Small children can try snorkelling, which is a very interesting and safe activity. Ligoneri is an almost empty tranquil beach where your child can explore the underwater flora and fauna. Be sure to show Agios Mamas to your child. It is almost a sandy beach with shallow water and rich nature. If your child likes pebble beaches, you should take him to Kounoupitsa beach. Agia Marina and Agia Paraskevi are perfect beaches for active children. They can play volleyball or try waterskiing and sea kayaking here. You should definitely find some time to walk on the island. You can choose different routes on Spetses due to a large number of footpaths.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Spetses Island and surroundings

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Map of all pret-parks
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
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Zoos and gardens in/near Spetses Island
♥   Zoo 'Zoological Park of St Paul' Thessaloniki, 103.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Famous sights of Spetses Island

Waterfront of Nafplion

From the series “The Most Beautiful Waterfronts and Embankments”
Greece small Nafplion town has an incredibly beautiful and outstanding embankment. It will steal your heart from the first sight. The atmosphere of this place is very romantic. The main decoration of the embankment are the old houses, built in Venetian style. From the embankment opens the great panorama view on the gulf. Also, you can see the Bourtzi Fortress. It has located on the island. This fortress is very outstanding and has the important place in the history of the town. … Read further

Epidaurus Amphitheater

From the series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
In Greece, one of the most interesting amphitheatres is located in Epidaurus. It was built in the 4th century BC and designed by Polykleitos. The ancient theater in Epidaurus is not only one of the oldest, preserved to this day, but is also one of the largest. It was originally designed for 15000 spectators. The history of the construction of the theater is very interesting. It was not built for bloody battles and executions. … Read further
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Interesting places to visit with children around Spetses Island

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Spetses Island - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Spetses Island, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Spetses Island for families with children.
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