Discover self-catering villas and hotels in Spetses, Greece
As the boat brings you in to Dapia’s docks, clock the palatial hotel, the yacht-lined harbour and the impossibly white terracotta-topped houses cascading down the hillside. Much of the town’s cash came courtesy of local benefactor Sotirios Anargyos, who planted palm trees and founded a Harrow-inspired boarding school. His love for the Egyptians led him to build his very own neoclassical mansion guarded by no less than two sphinxes. The Spetses beach scene suits both watersport lovers and sand huggers; windsurfers and snorkellers should head to Agia Marina, a perfect spot for catching the breeze and seeing those underwater sights. Just want to soak in the sun? The Spetses coast is lined with sandy beaches: try Zogeria to the north or the Aghioi Anargyroi on the west coast. The Old Harbour, with its 19th century lighthouse and many moored yachts, is a short stroll up the coastline – treat yourself to the local speciality of little almond cakes, sprinkled with icing sugar.