The Greek Riviera! Located only 2 hours away by car or boat from the city of Athens, is considered one of the most luxurious destinations to visit, especially during August.
Spetses, an island boasting a long naval tradition, is famous for its significant contribution to the 1821 War of Independence.
Take a romantic trip around the island in horse-drawn carriages and admire the grand mansions adorning the narrow cobbled streets of the island.
You can visit Spetses during September, when “Armata”, a truly impressive re-enactment of a naval battle takes place ever since 1931. If you are a sports lover, you definitely don’t want to miss the unique athletic events organised every year in April “Spetsathlon” and October “Spetses Mini Marathon”, where thousands of participants take place.
Hydra, built in the shape of an amphitheatre on a slope overlooking the Argosaronic gulf, is one of the most romantic destinations in Greece.
Traditional stone mansions, narrow cobblestoned streets, secluded squares and above all the banning of cars and the use of around 500 donkeys as means of public transportation, explain the reason why Hydra preserved its distinctive atmosphere through the passage of time.
The island experienced exceptional economic growth in the past thanks to its great naval and commercial activity. The Hydriots contributed significantly also to the 1821 War of Independence as their powerful fleet participated in crucial sea battles. It is rather impressive the fact that such a tiny island is the birthplace of five Greek Prime Ministers!
This cosmopolitan hangout in the Peloponnese has it all. Beautiful beaches backed by the sun-kissed Mediterranean landscape, yacht marinas, the island of Spetses across the narrow straits, fresh fish and a lively nightlife are just a few features in the portait of Porto Heli and Ermioni, a destination for the cognoscenti.
Porto Heli’s fine little harbour is well protected from the wind and much favoured by yachtsmen. Across the way are the ruins of the ancient city of Alieon. Whether you came by sea or not, you’ll enjoy your stroll through the streets lined with shops, restaurants and hotels. Porto Heli is one of the most famous and luxurious holiday destinations in Greece for a reason.