dilos.com Dilos My Account | Add a hotel  
Holiday World Call us now +30 2842 090 300 Opening hours

Accommodation search


Riu Bellevue Park Hotel Port el Kantaoui
Riu Bellevue Park Hotel is a stunning 4 star hotel in Port El Kantaoui, with spectacular sea views and a superb position just 3kms from Port el Kantaoui Marina. The centre of Sousse is 14km away and can be reached by public transport. ...
Visit Riu Bellevue Park Hotel...

Omni Houston Galleria Hotel, Houston
Omni Houston Galleria Hotel is a superb 5 star Houston hotel in the prestigious Post Oak/Galleria area of Houston, Texas, USA. The downtown business district is a convenient 10 minute drive from the Omni Houston Galleria Hotel. ...
Visit Omni Houston Galleria Hotel...

Caribe
Hotel Caribe is located 20 minutes away from Merida International Airport, a few blocks away from the Historic Center where you will find the main square, known as Plaza Grande and where you can enjoy the most traditional activities of the Yucatecan culture, such as the Jarana dance....
Visit Caribe Hotel...
You are in:  Top  →  Europe  →  GREECE  →  Attika  →  SPETSES

SPETSES

Spetses is the last of the Saronic Gulf islands, 53 nautical miles from Piraeus, with a great history.

View and book hotels in SPETSES. Click here.

There are a lot of remarkable historic sites in Spetses, which are maintained with love and care. The Museum of Spetses situated at the mansion of Hatziyiannis Mexis (one of the wealthiest leading activist of that era), the main mansion of Laskarina Bouboulina that now is a private museum, and the historical monastery of St. Nicolas.

Traditional sites missing from other parts of Greece, decorate the village of Spetses. The famous shipyards with their wooden keels, the mansions of the great captains and admirals from the last century with their own characteristic architecture, the churches in the neighborhoods, built after the Byzantine Empire, the horse and the buggies.

The most Important Festival of religious and historical meaning is "Armata". Early in September with weekly events leading to their peak on the 8th, the locals together with the guests celebrate the anniversary of the Great Spetses naval battle, one of the most significant fights of the 1821 revolution, which took place on the 8th of September 1822, where the enemy fleet was defeated to retreat after losing their flag ship.

Every year thousands of visitors on the above date re live that courageous victory with a spectacular dramatization. The ferries cruise the scenic 4-5 hr journey via all the islands of the Saronic Gulf. A faster solution is the hydrofoils "flying dolphins" only in 2 hr. It is also easy by car through Korinth, but since cars are not allowed on the island, there is an organized parking in Costa. The short crossing of 1,5 mile can be made by using the sea transportation which is available.

By renting a small boat for the day it is easy to visit the island all around. On the south there are beautiful beaches like Agios Mamas, Agios Nikolaos, Agia Marina, but on the north you can also swim at Kounoupitsa, Ligoneri, Vrellou and Agia Paraskevi.

Island's specialty is the "fish a la Spetsiota" cooked in the oven with a lot of tomato, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.



Google
ADVERTISEMENTS
 
Home | Hotels | Car hire | Coach Tours | Contact us | Add a hotel

More hotels in these countries:

Privacy policy
© 1995 - 2018 Dilos Holiday World
Site developed, maintained and supported by Upcom, ver. 3.9.0 Powered by myownserver