Farther from Athens than the other Saronic Gulf islands, Spetses has the least package tourism of any of them.
With extensive pine forest, it's a great island for walking, swimming, bicycling and motorbiking.
The main town and harbor is quite spread out, with some fine mansions built with ship building fortunes, nice squares and churches, a boat building harbor, and Old Harbor with anchorage for all kinds of boats, and a couple of War of Independence museums.
Except for the westernmost part of the island, a 25 km (1.5 mile) loop road makes a circle of Spetses'perimeter. The wooded west coast bay of Aghia Anarghiri has a sandy beach, with tavernas and bars, and a nearby cave to which one can swim; Ayia Paraskevi cove to the north is among the island's prettiest, with watersports and a café; Zogeria, Vrellos, Ligoneri are all good swimming places, most of them with some pine trees.