The tiny port of Dapia is overlooked by neoclassical houses and is fringed by smart cafés and stylish boutiques. Around the corner from the port, the winding, cobbled coastal road opens into a wide, expansive piazza that acts as a forecourt for the Poseidonion, a grand hotel in the style of its models, the Carlton in Cannes and the Negresco in Nice. The Poseidonion rapidly became the favorite vacation spot for high society, royalty and the rich Athenians who came to enjoy a slice of the grand life.
Cars are banned from the town, so people travel in horse-drawn carriages, by bicycle or on mopeds. Trails of about 25-30 km encircle the island. Beaches include Agios Mamas, in the center of town, Agioi Anargiroi and Agia Paraskevi at the back of the island, Zogeria, and two beaches close to the town, College beach and Agia Marina, both of which offer water sport equipment.
Spetses Classic Yacht Race,a yearly event taking place in June, is a spectacular weekend of sailing races, starting/finishing in the straight between Spetses and Kosta.