plan 1 (the longest but less expensive trip)
1) fly to
Athens International Airport
2) go by bus (1 1/2-2 hrs), metro (1 hr. 20 min.), taxi (1 hr.
20 min.) or train (1 hr. 20 min.)
3) take a hydrofoil/catamaran (2-2 1/2 hrs) or ferry (4 1/2-5
hrs) to the Island of Spetses.
4) take a water taxi (3 min.), a taxi (5 min.), a horse buggy
(5 min.) or walk (20-30 min.) from Spetses Harbour to Spetses
plan 2 (the easiest, fastest but most expensive trip)
1) fly to
Athens International Airport.
2) take a taxi from Athens Airport to Kosta (ca. 3 hrs.).
4) take a water taxi from Kosta to Spetses Hotel (5 min.).
Link to website
with budget airlines: http://www.airninja.com/
airport to Piraeus
There is a
direct bus (X96)
from the Athens International Airport to Piraeus. 24 hr ticket:
The travelling time varies between 1 1/2 and 2 hours depending
on the traffic.
All buses depart from the
designated area on the inner curbside of the arrivals level of
the main terminal building just outside Doors 4-5.
rail is one of the most stable means of transportation
as it is not dependent on the density of the traffic. The suburban
rail is temporarily under construction and it has
limited schedules. The trip from the airport to Piraeus takes
about 1 hr 20 min. There is about 10 min walk
from the railway station to Piraeus. Price: Euro 6.
is one of the most stable means of transportation as it is not
dependent on the density of the traffic. The metro runs every
30 min. The trip from the airport to Piraeus takes about 1 hr
20 min. There is about 10 min walk from the metro
station to Piraeus. Price: Euro 6.
You can also
take a taxi.
Price Airport-Piraeus: Euro 25-45, depending on travelling time
and the amount of luggage. You normally pay extra for the luggage.
The taxi queue
starts from Exit 3 of the Arrivals Level and extends up to Exit
any participant who wishes to take a taxi, a limusine or a van
to travel from the Athens airport to Piraeus harbour or to Kosta
port and then by water taxi to Spetses, may contact with Mrs Matina
Kafkarisiou, the transfer manager of taxies company that cooperates
with Spetses Hotel. The cost of the trip depends on the mean of
transportation you will choose. We suggestively refer to the most
common way which is by taxi from the airport to Kosta port and
costs around 180,00 euros and then by water taxi to Spetses which
costs around 20,00 euros.
For more details please contact with Mrs Kafkarisiou on:
+30 210 2719555 or on: +30 697 22 35 474
*Please do not forget to mention the number of your flight and
the exactly arrival time.
(Athens) to Spetses
To get to
Spetses from Piraeus you can choose to take:
1) a hydrofoil/catamaran
(about 2-3 hrs) (the travelling time varies depending on how many
stops the boat makes on the way).
2) a ferry (4 1/2-5 hrs).
two different hydrofoil companies:
(with 5-6 daily trips to Spetses) - ca. Euro 37
1b) Euroseas-Eurofast-1: http://www.euroseas.com (with 1-2 daily trips
to Spetses) - One-ticket ca. Euro 32-33
can be bought online or you can buy the ticket when you arrive
at the harbour as there is a ticket office by the hydrofoil.
Spetses harbour to Spetses
distance from the harbour to the hotel is about 1-1/2
Means of transportation:
- on foot: it takes about 20-30 min to walk
the distance along the water
- bus: Euro 1
- water taxi: Euro 15
- taxi: ca. Euro 8
- horse buggy: ca. Euro 8
There is a bus starting from the main
square at the front of the Possidonion Hotel to the right of Dapia
Harbour as you look at it from the sea which stops at Spetses
Hotel. Price: ca. Euro 1.
A water taxi takes
up to around 8 people. The water taxis
are very close to the hydrofoils and they sail straight to the
pier of the Spetses Hotel.
There are four taxis on Spetses. You
can find them in front of the petrol station in the Dapia near
the end of the jetty where you disembark from the hydrofoils,
ferry or catamaran.
The horse buggies,
which take up to four people - or two people with luggage - are
parked by the harbour in front of the Possidonion
Hotel. Make sure you arrange the price in advance.
Water taxi: Kosta-Spetses Hotel
time Athens-Kosta: ca. 3 hrs.
Price: ca. Euro 180
Travelling time Kosta-Spetses Hotel: ca. 5 min
Price: ca. Euro 20
easiest way to get to Spetses is to take a taxi directly from
the airport to the town of Kosta just opposite the Island of Spetses.
It is a very scenic drive. Remember to fix the price before starting
the trip. Tell the taxi driver that you are going to Spetses and
he'll take you straight to the pier of the water taxis. Here you
can take a water taxi straight to Spetses Hotel.
information about the island on the following website: http://www.spetsesdirect.com/ and http://www.greeka.com/saronic/spetses/spetses.htm