Cosmopolitan and romantic, the “Lady of the Saronic Gulf” stands out for its superb architecture, characterised by magnificent neoclassical mansions and pebbled courtyards that resemble works of art.
It was known by the Venetians as the “Izola di Spezzie” (fragrant island) from the innumerable pine, jasmine and bougainvillea trees that fill the air with intoxicating scents. In terms of Greek history, it was a great naval and shipbuilding power of the 18th and 19th century, and made an enormous contribution to the War of Independence.
The island of the legendary female naval commander, Laskarina Bouboulina, and other great sea captains of the struggle for independence, does not hide its proud aristocratic heritage. The sophistication and wealth of bygone eras, which can be seen in every corner of the island, are just two reasons to search for tickets to Spetses, a favourite weekend and holiday destination for people who appreciate stylish luxury and want to live the high life in a magical cinematic setting.