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Island Features

Oval in shape, Spetses has a land mass of 22 sq. km and 29 km of coast. The population is about 4,000. It lies within 2 km of the Prefecture of Argolida Peloponnese and is 53 km from Piraeus. Like Poros, Spetses is a good jumping off point for exploring the Peloponnese and especially Naufplion or even Monemvassia. It is 2 miles from the larger mainland port of Kosta.

In addition to the pines, other trees share the islands gently rolling slopes. You'll enjoy the Pistachio, Oleander and Fig trees whose fruit ripens in late August and early September. This lush paradise also is home to several varieties of spring blooming orchids.

The entire coast offers pebbly beaches and rocky swimming coves. There is a road all the way around the island, so most swimming spots are easy to reach by bike or motorcycle. Some spots have watersports facilities.

The bay at Ag. Anargyri is rimmed with trees, bars, and taverns. It's a short walk or swim from the bay to Bekeris Cave. It's best to visit the cave in the afternoon when the sun lights up the interior.

The cove at Ag. Paraskevi is more peaceful. You'll see a church and a cantina plus the Villa Jasemina, the setting of The Magus.

At the northern end of the island you'll find the official nudist beach. There are several other good beaches around the rim of the island.

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