Traditional yet modern, romantic and peaceful, the house was built in 1999. It has stunning views of Hydra and the Peloponnese to the north, olive-clad hills and monasteries to the east and south. The 185 sq m split-level villa occupies a spacious, typically Mediterranean hillside plot (4,000 sq m) planted with sweet-smelling herbs, bougainvillea, olive, evergreen and lemon trees.
We are renting the self-contained 'guest' apartment, which has a double bedroom, twin bedroom and shower, plus kitchenette. Life centres around the pool, BBQ area and pergola-covered terraces
The house is 20 minutes walk down to Dapia, the port and main shopping centre and the Old Harbour, a bit more going back up the hill.
Spetses is a lively island. At our house you can also enjoy its peace & quiet.
Getting to Spetses: Take the hydrofoil from Piraeus -- the trip is only 2-2 1/2 hours. There is an express bus from Venizelos airport to Piraeus. Our house is on the outskirts of town, in an almost rural setting.
Easygoing and relaxed.
Spetses is an island of contrasts. Though small, it offers pretty much anything a person could want from a summer holiday spot. Its one village, on the north coast, combines gracious old mansions, dozens of cafes, bars, tavernas and night spots, with shops, boutiques, art galleries, 2 museums and 2 cinemas. Cars are not allowed here so people get around on motorbikes and horsedrawn carriages, if they don't feel like walking. Beaches are plentiful and clean, and kaikis take bathers round the island and across to the Peloponnese. Spetses was traditionally a refuge for rich Athenians, and it still has an air of laid back elegance. It is also an island for walkers, Its pine-covered hills boast superb views and many coves offer almost private swimming. Its mild climate -- no fierce meltemis here -- so that its collection of bougainvilleas tumbling over villa walls may be the best in Greece. And with the Peloponnese a stone's throw away, you have access to its beaches and Epidaurus, too.