Unforgettable! We dived from the rocks for the most refreshing swim! Breath-taking views, the most amazing fresh fish lunch and a hauntingly beautiful old town free from motorised traffic. No wonder Leonard lingered!Patrick Schartner
As our boat rounded the rocky headland, the most amazing sight unfolded in front of our eyes: a hidden harbour of the clearest turquoise waters reflecting the mountains like a mirror! MagicalRaffaella Celia
Boating around Spetses, anchoring in small coves for a dip and snorkel, sipping cocktails on the boat as the sun sets, we could get used to this! And we did! We came back! Spetses surpasses expectations every time!Tara Sullivan
We followed the route of 17th century buccaneers to the small island of Elafonisos to discover white sand beaches, crystalline waters and the most serene haven from the frantic pace of New York! The sunken ancient settlement of Pavlo Petri charmed us. Did we discover our Atlantis?Paul Tsoukalas
In this natural amphitheatre, between the pine covered hills and the sea the sense of stillness is palpable. No wonder people came here from every corner of the ancient world to regain their health, at the sanctuary of Asclepeios. For us the serenity of Epidauros remains unforgettable!Caroline Earnshaw
We emerged from the castle entrance tunnel into a dazzling world of history and beauty: Medieval mansions, Byzantine churches, leafy squares, a cobbled stone thoroughfare lined with cafes and restaurants, an astonishing vision of a living citadel city! One of the most remarkable destinations we have ever visited!Fotis Anagnostou
Hydra and Dokos islands
Spending a day on board Pytheas is the definition of a day well spent. The whole experience was hassle free and wonderful from day one. A bespoke itinerary was created for us based on our preferences, and the trip was all inclusive of food, drinks and water activities.
Capt Petros and host Maria greeted us warmly a day before the trip as we had to reschedule the trip due to non ideal sea conditions which they believed would not be enjoyable. They made sure we rescheduled to a day with optimal conditions for it to be perfect as it was. On the day of the trip, we met the team at Porto Heli Port, signed the required legal documents at the Hellenic Coast Guard office and sailed away. All the papers were ready ahead of time and only a few signatures were required.
We hopped on the shiny clean Pytheas and cruised for almost an hour to reach the island of Hydra where we wandered around town, had a coffee and many photos in the picturesque town!! Later, Capt Petros took us to an secluded bay for swimming close to Dokos, we parked the boat and jumped into the crystal clear waters where we snorkeled, paddle boarded and aqua scootered. After a few hours, we came back on board to find a traditional Greek lunch set up on board, it was probably the most authentic lunch we’ve had in Greece as it was homemade! Following the great lunch, we headed to Spetses, a car free island with a lot to see. We roamed around the beautiful island, had desserts in the iconic Poseidonion Hotel and then headed back to Porto Heli.
All through the day, Maria was playing amazing music, taking great photos of us with a go pro and another camera, and making sure everything was perfect. As it was 2 of my friends birthdays, the team put a happy birthday song while we opened champagne on board, and had delicious local wines throughout the day.
At the end of the day, we got a flash disk with all the photos taken, and a branded Spetses Cruising tshirt which was very nice. The trip was the highlight of our vacation and I would greatly recommend it to anyone looking for a good time!!Christine
SPETSES HYDRA DOKOS ISLANDS
We really could not have been happier with every aspect of our experience with Spetses Cruising. From the moment Petros and Maria met us on the boat at the harbour for our transfer to the island, to the moment Petros escorted us to our minibus at Kostas, everything worked like clockwork. Pytheas is a beautiful, fast, comfortable, stable boat. We so enjoyed having access little coves and beach restaurants, as well as being able to visit other islands and the mainland.
Petros is clearly an experienced captain and always judged our needs and the weather perfectly. At all times we felt safe and secure. He is also a great guy to chat with. Maria was always smiling and friendly and seemed to know exactly what we needed before we did, passing us chilled towels and cold drinks throughout the day. One day Petros’s wife made us the most delicious picnic, which we enjoyed on shady beach. As we left Maria gave us and our guests t shirts and a memory stick with photos of our time on the boat. This was a really nice touch. I understand that you are planning install a permanent awning, which can stay up at speed, this will be a great addition.
We would all highly recommend Spetses Cruising and would certainly use them again the next time we are in Spetses.Sara
HYDRA & DOKOS
We would like to thank you for the great experience. The boat was really comfortable and the staff professional and friendly. The food was delicious !
We will contact again for a longer boat trip. Thanks!Emanuela
VATHI AVLAKI AND MONEMVASIA
Thanks for a truly memorable day out. We are regular travellers to Greece and this was definitely one of our highlights. Sophisticated but casual experience great food and loads of fun with best swimming we have done. Captain Petros was skilful and a delightful host.
Thanks again!!! Till next time.Leea
A day trip on Pytheas… A must do while in spetses!! Definitely the highlight of our stay in this charming island ! We spent a few days on the island in August with our teenage kids and we have been recommended by some friends to book a day cruise on Pytheas. What a wonderful experience!
Everything was top notch : from the first contact with the crew upon booking, to the cruise itself my husband and I were really impressed and we are used to chartering boats.
First of all, the captain came to meet us the day before the cruise to discuss weather conditions and itinerary. Taking into consideration the fact that I was 6 months pregnant, he designed an itinerary that would be comfortable for me and exciting for my boys, discussing with them water sports equipment, dietary requirements and ideal sightseeing for us.
Then on the day, we were delighted to meet the skipper, a lovely young lady full of very kind manners and attentions and that also contributed to the success of our cruise.
Everything was up to our standards and even above. We enjoyed cruising on Pytheas from a comfort point of view, from a discovery point of view, we accessed beaches that we wouldn’t have been able to access otherwise and discover parts of the island we wouldn’t have been able to see otherwise.
All that in a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We blindly recommend!!!!Helen
Porto Heli & Dokos & Spetses
We had an amazing day. Thankfully the weather held up and we were able to enjoy it. Petros was a great skipper, gave us plenty of insight about the area and cities. Loved using the seascooter and snorkeling gear. His wife’s cooking was delcious also! All around great day.If we’re back again we’ll definitely schedule another trip!Erica & Daniel