Spetses Island Off The Beaten Path

  • Sky blue, Blue trimmings
    Sky blue, Blue trimmings
    by janetanne
  • Fresh new look
    Fresh new look
    by janetanne
  • Garden accessories
    Garden accessories
    by janetanne

Best Rated Off The Beaten Path in Spetses Island

  • janetanne's Profile Photo

    Private Rooms for Lucky Guests

    by janetanne Written May 10, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Quiet Days and Peaceful Nights

    At the opposite end of the garden from the main house, sits a newly constructed building with three individual apartments for guests! Each guest room has it's own private toilet. The largest of the three rooms, in the middle, has an open plan which included a small kitchen. All of the ceilings in the guest house and in the main house are accented by lovely old wooden beams!

    Related to:
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • janetanne's Profile Photo

    Behind the Green Door

    by janetanne Written May 10, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Pool at your backdoor!

    Most tourist would never have the lucky opportunity of actually 'touring' a privately owned home, either on Spetsis or another other place in Greece unless you were a friend or with a friend of the family's.
    Let me invite you to 'Virtually' view this magnificent old house that belongs to my best friend and her family.
    This house was originally built in 1812, before the Greeks gained their independence from the Turkish Empire. One can easily imagine Bouboulina herself having visited the original owners and passing daily by the narrow pathway outside the main entrance. Infact, Bouboulina' house is just across the next lot!
    I wonder what Bouboulina would have thought of the recently added swimming pool?

    Related to:
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • janetanne's Profile Photo

    Loftly Dreams

    by janetanne Written May 10, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Loft

    As an extra-added space, the architect designed this unique space for the children to climb up and sleep in their own private loft! Friends of the children love visiting and exploring the island together on their bicycles as no cars are allowed to travel on the roads during the summer months.

    Related to:
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • janetanne's Profile Photo

    'Votsila' Volta

    by janetanne Written May 10, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Stone Compass

    'Votsila' in Greek means 'stone.' 'Volta' means 'a walk.' You can go for many walks in Spetsis on these original and unique stone mosaic designed pavements.
    Spetsis is famous for its stone-paved walkways and garden decorated patios. The artisians of this very old craft have even been sent to other countries in Europe to teach other local artisians this craft.
    This patio was newly constructed to enhance the garden of the renovated house. It is an exact and precise compass, pointing to true North! An authentic addition to an island filled with nautical history.

    Related to:
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • janetanne's Profile Photo

    What's on the Inside?

    by janetanne Written May 10, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Sweet Spetsis Dreams

    The architect of this rennovation absolutely refused to allow any new alterations to the outside of the original construction of this typical Spetsis house. So, the outside looks exactly as it did in 1812. But, the inside has been completely modernized! It is truly a wonderful house.

    The master bedroom has high-beamed ceilings with an added mosquito net for chemical-free sleep!

    Related to:
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • janetanne's Profile Photo

    What is Behind Closed Doors?

    by janetanne Updated May 10, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The other side of the Door!

    As you walk along the narrow, cobbled-stone pathways, you may come across an unobtrusive, seemingly unimportant old door! Let not the 'cover' fool you! Let me assure you that there is much more than what the eye beholds!

    Let me take you on a 'private tour of one of the 'oldest' newly renovated Spetisiotis houses!

    Related to:
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • janetanne's Profile Photo

    Spring Flowers of Spetses

    by janetanne Written Apr 23, 2009

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Can Anyone Tell me the Name of this Flower?
    4 more images

    Anywhere you go in Greece in the Spring, is Beautiful! Spetses is no exception, and if anything, it is an exception in the sense that it is covered with flowers I've seen no where else but in Spetses.
    My friend, whose wonderful house I am so lucky to be able to spend many days every year, has one of the most extraordinary flower gardens on the island. I know that my friend has planted her flowers, many by seeds, and has lovingly tended them over the past 10 years, until they have become the most beautiful garden of all..of course I am biased, but don't you agree that these blossums have their charm and appeal???

    Related to:
    • Photography

    Was this review helpful?

  • janetanne's Profile Photo

    Spetses House Facelift

    by janetanne Written Mar 13, 2012

    2 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Come in through the blue door
    4 more images

    Our famous 'Green Door' house has now become the 'Blue Door' house! On most of the islands in Greece, there are specific colours that the houses may be painted by order of the local authorities. On the island of Spetses, the colours are Blue or Green.

    With a new coat of paint, the house looks young and fresh with its periwinkle blue trimmings.

    Related to:
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Spetses Island

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

94 travelers online now

Comments

Spetses Island Off The Beaten Path

Reviews and photos of Spetses Island off the beaten path posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Spetses Island sightseeing.

View all Spetses Island hotels