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Many islands of Spetses serve traditional 'mezze' dishes of fresh fish, salad and grilled local vegetables. Fish is an integral part of the local cuisine and often restaurants will display the ‘catch of the day’ that was delivered by a fisherman that morning. Souvlaki is a traditional dish of grilled meat that makes a perfect light lunch or snack and Saganaki cheese is a rich delicacy on the island.
The history of Spetses is epitomized in its well-preserved architecture. Many natives of Spetses were very successful and the island's aristocrats displayed their wealth in grand houses and mansions. For a history lesson on the Greek Revolution, visit the Bouboulina Museum, named in honor of legendary local soldier Laskarina Bouboulina.
There are several excellent beaches to choose from on the island. Agia Paraskevi is a popular option as its astonishingly clear waters are an idyllic place to swim, however, it can become crowded in the summer. Ayioi Anargyroi is one of the largest beaches on the southwest of the island with clean, deep waters and excellent water sports facilities. Zogeriá is another spectacular option, with pine trees that stretch down to the beach and stunning azure waters.
The picturesque village of Baltiza is the old harbor of Spetses. Stroll around the waterfront and enjoy the colorful local fishing and sailboats. At sunset, walk up to the nearby lighthouse and the Virgin of the Armada chapel to enjoy a stunning view of the island.