Spetses to Greece Ferry
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Spetses is a prosperous island in Attica, Greece, sometimes considered as one of the Saronic Islands. Its close proximity to Athens make this green island a great starting point for a wonderful holiday in Southern Greece.
Its history is also very vibrant with the island first being occupied during the Mesolithic Age around 8000 BC and its name changing over the years. In the 1900s the island was seen as the place to be for high society, royalty and the rich mostly staying in The Poseidonion Grand Hotel. The 1960s and 70s, the island attracted wealthy Greek vacationers mostly from Althens owning villas or living on large yachts in the port. In the 1980s package holidays made Spetses a popular low-cost destination for Northern Europeans, especailly the British. Package holidays declined and stopped in the 1990s.
Nowadays Spetses is a place for the wealthy Greeks to rub shoulders and in the port superyachts bob up and down next to traditional wooden fishing boats. Spetses Port has good ferry links to Ermioni, Hydra, Piraeus, Poros and Porto Heli.
Greece is a popular tourist destination that boasts beautiful beaches, picturesque traditional villages, stunning landscapes and numerous sites of historical and archaeological interest.
Visit the Acropolis of Athens, the Minoan Palace of Knossos in Crete or the ancient monasteries of Meteora. Experience true cosmopolitan life in Athens or Thessaloniki, or explore the forests and coastal walks of one of the many Greek islands.
There are more beautiful and historic sites in Greece than it is possible to list. Special mention should of course be given to the Parthenon, the largest temple in Athens which is known the world over for its columns. Entry to here, and many other historic sites in Greece, is free to students of EU universities.