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The Island

Located at a distance of just 54 nautical miles from Athens, Spetses is a picturesque island, with plenty of lovely beaches – many of which are accessible only by sea – and wonderful, secluded little coves.

The main port of Dapia as well as the Old Harbor, or Palio Limani, with its scenic features, cobbled sidewalks, neoclassical buildings, wooden balconies and colorful fragrant gardens, captivate the visitors’ eyes.

The climate in Spetses is influenced by the Mediterranean climate, which predominates throughout Greece. More specifically, during October, the weather is ideal for a running event, since the temperatures are warm and the conditions mild and rather dry.

How to get there

By Sea 

From the port of Piraeus, with the Hellenic Seaways flying dolphins, the trip lasts approximately 2.5 to 3 hours.

By Land* 

By Car: Via the Athens-Corinth National Road, towards Epidaurus and Spetses. After going through Porto Heli, motorists arrive at the port of Costa. The trip lasts approximately 2.5 hours.

From the port of Costa, three options are available for crossing over to Spetses:

By boat, 15-minute trip (cost €2 per person)

By water taxi, 5-minute trip (cost €20 per route, up to 8 persons per route)

By ferry boat, route costs €1.5 per person along with the bike

*Since private vehicles are not allowed on the island, cars may be safely parked at designated parking areas at Costa.


Useful information

Town Hall – +30 22980 72225 or 72588
Police Department – +30 22980 73100
Coast Guard – +30 22980 72245