Hiring a catamaran is highly recommended, to explore the hidden beauty of Spetses. Spetses is a perfect island in the southernmost part of the Saronic Gulf with gorgeous nature, beaches, and powerful history. It’s near Athens, so it’s perfect for those looking forward to a relaxing stay and proximity to the city’s buzz. You can easily find the ideal catamaran from the old and new harbor of Spetses. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for the ideal catamaran, or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a catamaran with a captain, or without if you have a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise to Hydra or Porto Heli. With the option to rent a catamaran, you can throw a birthday, bachelor/bachelorette party, or celebrate a wedding anniversary onboard. Finally, you can hire a luxury catamaran and go island-hopping in the Argosaronic islands and Peloponnese coast for as many days as you wish.
Before you rent a catamaran in Spetses, you may visit the Laskarina Bouboulina museum, housed in an old mansion. The historic hotel "Posidonius", built at the beginning of the last century, has exquisite architecture and has been the place of residence for famous politicians, businessmen, and artists. You may also stroll through the town by the old harbour, where restaurants and bars are all nestled together. Spetses is also known for its amazing waters, organized beaches, and inaccessible spots situated within pristine bays. Agios Mammas is the town's beach and is mainly preferred by families with children, while Agios Anargyri is a more cosmopolitan option. At the end of the beach, there is a path leading to the cave of Bekiri, ideal for those who love underwater diving. The cave can be easily visited by sea, and with your catamaran, you may set anchor and make your way through kayaking. Other famous beaches are Agia Paraskevi, Vrellos and Agia Marina where you can also partake in water sports.
If you want your Greek experience to take another form, a catamaran charter in Spetses will allow you to discover many more destinations. With every picture-perfect stop on the island, you will have the chance to watch the sunset and have panoramic views of the Saronic Gulf yet be one of the few who sails along its calm waters. You may visit Porto Heli, which is only 7 minutes away. Porto Heli is a magical destination for yachting enthusiasts with a fjord-like coastline situated on the Peloponnese Argolic coast. Many boats depart from Nafplio and Tolo to make a weekend escape to Porto Heli and Spetses. Some attractive small bays surround the small island of Khinitsa near Porto Heli, they are fantastic for families who want to spend the day swimming. You may also enjoy a 3-day cruise and visit Hydra and make stops to Dokos and Trikeri as you go. If you ever plan a week yacht charter in Greece, you will have a wonderful time cruising these areas.
Below you will find some useful information for your catamaran rentals in Spetses.
Dapia Harbor: Spaced about half a mile off the old port, with two piers for private yachts and passenger ships.
Old Port, Baltiza: A better alternative to Dapia for catamarans. The church of the patron St. Nicholas is located here where the flag of the Revolution in 1821 was raised, an integral moment in Greek history where Spetses played a powerful role with their impressive fleet.
Zogeria: The island’s most beautiful beach, where you anchor your vessel in any of the two bays that it forms.
There are no airports in Spetses, the airport in Athens is the closest one.
You can take the ferry from Piraeus to Spetses which takes about 3 hours.
Spetses is also connected with Hydra, Hermioni, Poros, and Costa (a small port near Porto Heli) by ferry.
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