Spetses is a small island in the Saronic gulf, the furthest from Athens. The island is approximately 27 km square and the permanent population is around 3,500 but of course this number increases dramatically during Greek Easter, July-August and the Armata festival in September. Spetses is situated very close to the mainland, lying only 2.5 km off the Peloponnese coast.
There are various options to get to Spetses from Athens Airport. The most common option is to travel by sea. Hydrofoils known as flying dolphins (www.hsw.gr – online booking available) run from Piraeus Port several times a day and the voyage to Spetses takes approximately 2.5 hours. The X96 bus from the airport takes you to Piraeus Port in about an hour in normal traffic conditions.
For those who’d prefer to travel by road we can arrange for a taxi to meet you at the airport and drive you to Kosta, where the water taxis and ferry boat are waiting to bring you to the island. The ride from the airport to Kosta takes about 2.5 hours (1.5 hours motorway and 1 hour country road) and costs EUR 180.00, and the water taxi between Kosta and Spetses EUR 20.00. Once you leave the motorway some of the views on route are breathtakingly beautiful. Or there is the option of renting a car at the airport and self driving to Kosta where you leave the car and hop on a boat to the island. For more detailed information on how to get to the island please visit www.spetses.gr, the official website of the municipality of Spetses.