: Athens International Airport
: Agios Nikolaos
: Spetsa, Orloff
: Orloff Restaurant and La Scala
Car: not necessary
Spetses was traditionally a refuge for rich Athenians, and it still has an air of laid back elegance. The island is located 50 naut. miles south of Athens, and is accessible by a very frequent high speed ferry service (2 hrs) from the port of Piraeus.You can also reach the island directly by car from the Athens airport. Spetses is an island with a long history and naval tradition.Today it is considered as a cosmopolitan island of very high standards. The interesting architecture, the greenery and the clear sea-water give an additional charm to Spetses.Cars are not allowed in Spetses, so people get around on motorbikes and horse-drawn carriages, which makes it ideal for walking and having children. A part of spending your vacation in Spetses are the beautiful beaches and yachting bays.Half an hour away by high speed ferry is the picturesque and cosmopolitan island of Hydra. Also its proximity to mainland Peloponnese makes it ideal to visit the ancient theatre of Epidavros and Mycenae.