Spetses Island

Outstanding scenery and nature, vibrant Greek energies. The ideal destination to relax your mind and body.

About the Island of Spetses

Spetses is a Greek hidden gem, located in the Myrtoan sea, close to its famous neighbour Hydra, in the Saronic gulf. The sense of intimacy you find on the island has made its reputation in luxury travel, far away from the bling of Mykonos, St-Tropez or Ibiza.

What is unique here, is that it is pedestrian-friendly: a few cars, no big road, no touring buses and no airport around. Most travel here is by foot, horse-carriage, bikes small motorbikes or quad bikes etc. This is disconnection.

Located only three hours away from Athens, Spetses is easily accessible, by ferry, bus, car or even helicopter.

Each season on the island has its own beauty. In summer, it is the hideaway of international and Greek tourists, flying away from big cities. This is the high-season and hottest period. From mid-June until the end of August, the temperatures can rise up to 40 degrees.

In winter, from January to March, the weather changes but can offer beautiful sunny days for you to enjoy a lunch on the terrace.

We are happy to welcome you any time of the year but recommend our guests to visit Spetses island off-season: during Autumn, after the Armata festival happening during the first weekend of September, until end-November, or during Spring, from April to June. This is when the island is more quiet, temperatures are enjoyable and the light changes.
Perfect for couples, wellness retreats, digital-nomads or hikers.

Many European travellers take advantage of the Easter holiday to escape the cold, enjoy the warm Greek weather and flowery lands.

Activities on Spetses Island

Hotel Spetses Island (4)

Easy Going

Swim in the island’s preserved creeks and the Myrtoan Sea’s pristine waters. Relax and sunbathe on one of Spetses’ pebbled beaches, or around the Yayaki pool, while listening to the crickets’ music .

Young traveling woman in hat and yellow dress walking on old town enjoying the sea view.

Active & Adventurous

Take part in water sports, cycling around the island, hikes in the mountains of Spetses, running trails, horse-riding and trekking.

Young woman meditating with her eyes closed, practicing Yoga with hands in prayer position.

Spiritual

Visit the monastery which sits on the hilltop of the island. Enjoy its workshops and sample their local produce, including yogurt, honey, pastas, cookies… Take part in a yoga retreat, meditation session or pilates class.

Yayaki Hotel Spetses Bouboulina

Historical

Enjoy a host of history and heritage. Visit the Bouboulina and Spetses museums, view the Epidor ancient Greek theatre, take a trip to nearby Hydra island or Nafplio, former capital of Greece.

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How to Get to Spetses from Athens

We will send you all the necessary information to help you organise your trip to Spetses, upon making your booking. However you choose to arrive on the island, note that different fees apply. Avoid disappointments or delays by organising your trip in advance. Once you arrive in Dapia, the village, Yayaki Spetses is just 10 minutes away. View the different travel options below. 

Travel Options

By Ferry

Get to the Piraeus port by taxi or bus. Then, get aboard the Hellenic Seaway ferry boat*. Enjoy the 2-3h ride, stopping in different islands of Poros, Herminioni and Hydra. 

*Tickets should be booked online in advance and can be printed at home or picked up at the port before departure.

Car Rental

From Athens Airport, rent the car of your choice and drive to Kosta / Porto Heli for 2h30 – 3h00. 

Follow your GPS or Google map and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way. Park the car in Kosta for the length of your stay. A daily parking fee applies. Take the taxi boat or Katerina boat from Kosta to Spetses and stop in Dapia.

Private Chauffeur Transfer

Organised by the Yayaki team, price upon request*.
Pick-up at the airport with the car of your choice (mini-van, bus, 4-seat car etc…). You will be driven straight to Kosta/Porto Heli. There, take a taxi boat or get on the Katerina boat, from Kosta to Spetses island, and get-off in Dapia.

*We recommend this option for groups, luxury travellers who enjoy privacy, or admiring the Peloponnese and Argosaronic gulf sceneries along the road.

By Air

By Air
Organised by the Yayaki team, price upon request*.
Get to Spetses by Helicopter. We will pick you up at Athens airport directly. In just 15 minutes you will arrive at the Spetses Helipad. From there, we will organise a car transfer to the hotel.

*We recommend this option for luxury travellers and VIPs who enjoy privacy or time efficiency.