Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Spetses, Greece

Argosaronic (The Gulf)
Spetses, Greece

Postmarked in 2009 with a Greece lighthouse stamp

These two wonderful stamped postcards were sent as a gift from someone who was visiting this blog :D

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Spetses is an island of Greece, sometimes included as one of the Saronic Islands. The town of Spetses (pop. 3,846 in 2001) is the only large settlement on the island.

Ferries and high-speed hydrofoils arrive regularly on the island. The use of motor vehicles is severely restricted on the island, so the public transportation system is generally provided by horse & carriage and water taxis. Some conventional taxis and buses are in operation, but they require a special license. The inhabited area is so compact that most people use scooters, bicycles or walk throughout the island.

1 comment:

tan said...

some information about spetses