Peloponnese – Porto Heli – opulent and eclecticJuly 9, 2018
Cyclades – Santorini – romantic and trendySeptember 10, 2018
Spetses, an island with a long naval tradition, just a few minutes across by water taxi from the region of Porto Heli, provides a fabulous escape. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride among neoclassical mansions, explore the secluded beaches by quad bikes or bicycles, savour a traditional feast by a taverna lining the seafront and reside in absolute luxury at the landmark Poseidonion Grand. The fully refurbished property dating from 1914, long established as a summer escape for elite travellers and royalties alike, provides stylish deluxe rooms and suites, some opening into lush gardens or balconies with views of the picturesque old harbour of Dapia. The island has managed to retain its individual traditional character thanks to its well-preserved grand captain mansions, the monastery of Ayios Nikolaos for distinct ceremonies, the charming seafront walkway by the heart of the island’s buzzing centre, with modern clubs and quaint eateries.