What is the first thing you want to do in your beautiful villa terrace in Spetses? Inhale deeply! The “island of perfumes”, as it was named by the Venetians or “Pityousa” (which in ancient Greek means “full of pine trees”) is a beautiful island with several wonderful sandy beaches and lovely secluded bays.
The island played an important role in the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman rule and the subsequent birth of the modern Greek State. When the Greek Revolution broke out in 1821, Spetses was the first to raise the flag of the Revolution.
On Spetses, cars have almost been totally banned, which means extremely clean air and a general sense of quiet. Visitors can commute by scooter, bicycle or horse. Actually, one of the first things you see when you get off the boat is a queue of antiquated horse and carts, signaling an escape from modern rhythms!
SPETSES’S MUST SEES:
- Visit the Bouboulina museum named after one of the most famous female fighters of the Greek Revolution, Laskarina Bouboulina.
- Go on a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride, down the promenade.
- Visit the Panagia Armatatemple and see the huge painting that narrates the 1822 sea battle against the Ottomans in a unique way.
- Explore the lush, full of pine trees landscape.
- Visit the Bekiris cave, whose interior is amazing, with blue-green waters and a small sandy beach.