Travelling to Spetses does entail a bit of planning and organisation. Also, because it has no airport, it means that it is not just a quick hop, skip and a jump! Fortunately, this also means that because it has no airport, it still remains relatively unspoilt. For most - a jewel of the Aegean. Our Greek emerald isle.
In the 1980's, many people travelling via holiday companies for the first time to Spetses, remarked on how exhausted they were and had they known in advance that there was a reasonably long transfer to the island, they would never have booked. This was usually said, when they were seated on a coach in the early hours, after a heavily delayed night flight, winding their way down through the mountains of the Peloponnese in the dark. Just half a day later, having ambled leisurely around the town, maybe eaten a freshly caught fish with a tasty Greek salad, enjoyed an exhilarating swim in the very warm, crystal-clear blue waters, rounded off by an early evening recline on the veranda with a cocktail or a bottle of ouzo, they were most adamant when they declared,
"IT WAS WELL WORTH THE JOURNEY AND WE NEVER WANT TO LEAVE!!" (...but if we have to, we'll be back again next year!)
Since then, Spetses has seen people come back again and again, year after year and give recommendations to others who then, in turn, come back again and again, year after year. Those who were not lucky enough to be able to return immediately, held on to the dream, that one day, they might see the pine clad island again.
Greek Easter Sunday 16 April
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