Spetses Island

Helicopter Transfers, Sightseeing & Inspiration 

Embark on a private helicopter journey to Spetses, the enchanting island of aromas, and immerse yourself in its captivating beauty. Whether planning an extended retreat or seeking a swift day trip from Mykonos, Santorini, Athens, or any other Greek locale, Spetses promises a unique escape into a world where fragrant pine forests meet crystal-clear waters. Experience the convenience and luxury of helicopter travel, ensuring your arrival in style and comfort, ready to explore the rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture that make Spetses a must-visit destination.

Athens to Spetses // Spetses to Athens – ca. 30 minutes

Mykonos to Spetses // Spetses to Mykonos - ca. 50 minutes

Santorini to Spetses // Spetses to Santorini - ca. 60 minutes

Helicopter to Spetses

Welcome to the island of the aromas

Spetses, an island renowned for its illustrious naval heritage, played a pivotal role in the 1821 War of Independence, marking a key chapter in Greek history by raising the revolution flag on April 3rd, 1821. This island has meticulously preserved its unique traditional essence, evidenced by the magnificent captain mansions that stand as a testament to Spetses' rich and valiant history.

The island's architectural charm is further accentuated in the picturesque old harbor and Dápia, the vibrant tourist and commercial hub that pulsates with the island's lively spirit. These areas embody the quintessence of Spetses, offering visitors a glimpse into the soul of the town through its bustling streets, historic buildings, and waterfront elegance. Here, the legacy of the past seamlessly blends with the vibrancy of present-day Spetses, making it an unforgettable destination for those who seek to immerse themselves in the depth of Greek culture and history.

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Interests

Explore Spetses in a charmingly nostalgic manner by taking a leisurely ride in one of the island's horse-drawn carriages, marveling at the majestic mansions that dot its winding, stone-laid streets. Consider visiting in September to experience “Armata”, an awe-inspiring re-enactment of a historical sea battle that has captivated audiences annually since 1931 with its dynamic portrayal and fireworks display.

For the sports aficionados, Spetses offers unparalleled excitement with two standout athletic competitions. The "Spetsathlon", Greece’s premier triathlon event, is held every April, drawing athletes from across the globe to partake in a challenging mix of swimming, cycling, and running in the island's picturesque setting. Additionally, the "Spetses Mini Marathon" in October provides a festival of endurance and fun, with running and swimming events designed to engage and inspire athletes and families alike. Both events underscore Spetses's lively sports culture and its dedication to fostering a sense of community and physical well-being.





Sightseeing of Spetses Helicopter

Sightseeing

The House of Bouboulina, constructed towards the late 17th Century, features a distinctive Π shape, symbolizing the owner's prominence during that era. Laskarina Bouboulina, a celebrated heroine of the 1821 War of Independence, owned this remarkable house. Now transformed into a museum, it invites visitors to marvel at the exquisite wood-carved Florentine ceiling, furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries, a fascinating array of ancient weaponry, elegant porcelain pieces, and a collection of rare books, offering a deep dive into the life and times of this formidable figure in Greek history.

The Cathedral of Ayios Nikolaos holds a pivotal place in the island's history, celebrated as the site where the flag of Independence was hoisted on April 3rd, 1821, marking a momentous event in Greece's fight for freedom. The cathedral also harbors a unique historical anecdote involving Paul Bonaparte, Napoleon Bonaparte's nephew, who arrived in Greece to support the Greek cause. After his death, his body was preserved in a barrel of rum within the cathedral for three years, adding a fascinating layer to the island's rich historical tapestry.

Local Products of Spetses

Local Products 

Spetses is renowned for its exceptional honey, a direct gift from the abundance of pine trees enveloping the island. This honey is distinguished by its superb taste, dark, coppery hue, and richly scented aroma, capturing the essence of Spetses's natural splendor. Fishing is a vital part of life for many locals, with fresh catches daily supplied to the island's taverns. A culinary highlight is the fish a la Spetsiota, a delectable dish featuring fresh fish fillets, celebrated as a local delicacy.


Moreover, the island's artisanal workshops take pride in crafting exquisite almond sweets known as amygdalota, a treat for those with a sweet tooth. Alongside these, spoon sweets and homemade lemon liqueur are produced, offering a taste of Spetses's rich gastronomic heritage. These specialties not only delight the palate but also reflect the island's commitment to preserving its culinary traditions.

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