The Island's Architecture.

Posted: 16 July 2014

The houses in Spetses, either mansions or simple houses, have been built with a distinctive local architecture, combination of many elements.The mansions are witnesses to the cultural and economic development, which the island has seen in the late 18th century and continues until today.

A special experience is a stroll from Ntapia to the Old Port, one of the most charming corners of the Saronic Gulf.

The Manors are of two or three floors, with a garden and cisterns and the very rich were U-shaped, with a central building and two wings, right and left, as the home of Xatzigianni-Mexi. The least wealthy houses are L-shaped, ie a main building and an annexe while somewhat rich ones had only one main building.

Other houses were yellowish and other white with many large windows and traditional tiled roofs, decorated with antefixes or small stone statues.  Many of the homes are from outside the leafs and inside shutters, and all open inward.
The more affluent homes had garden in the courtyard and cistern filled with rainwater. Almost all these houses had their yards decorated with mosaics from pebbles in different designs.

A special experience is the ride, either on foot or by scenic carriages from Ntapia the Old Port, one of the most charming corners of the Saronic Gulf.