In the stretch of sea between the northeast coast of Peloponnese and the western shore of Attica lie the islands of the Saronic Gulf.
Each of them has its own distinctive character, landscape and architecture but all of them share wonderful beaches, crystal-clear sea waters, hospitable inhabitants, and good tourist infrastructure.
Greek News Agenda presents one island every week.
Spetses
Spetses is the southernmost island of the group and lies at the entrance of the Argolic Gulf. Birthplace of the famous heroine Laskarina Bouboulina, Spetses played a key role during the Greek War of Independence, 1821.
On Spetses one can enjoy tranquility but also cosmopolitan life, picturesque small bays, interesting historical sites and a charming harbour.
Among its trademarks are its scenic villages, a capital considered an architectural jewel, and the traditional horse buggies - as the use of vehicles is limited on the island.
Every September numerous visitors run to Spetses to attend the glorious celebrations of Armata Festival, which are being held in memory of the sea battle of Spetses (8 September 1822).