Map & Synopsis: Greek Island of Spetses (Saronic Gulf)
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greece travel map spetses greek islandGreek Island of Spetses

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.

carriage on spetsesExcept 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.