Daily hydrofoil and ferry service to Spetses and other Saronic Gulf islands is offered by Hellenic Seaways (tel. 210/419-9200; www.hellenicseaways.gr). Saronikos Ferries (tel. 210/417-1190) takes passengers and cars to Aegina, Poros, and Spetses; cars are not allowed to disembark on Hydra. Euroseas (tel. 210/411-3108) has speedy catamaran service from Piraeus to Poros, Hydra, and Spetses. For information on schedules, you can try one of the various numbers of the Piraeus Port Authority (tel. 210/412-4585, 210/422-6000, or 210/410-1480), but phones are not always answered. On Spetses, try tel. 22980/72-245; www.openseas.gr is a useful site for ferry schedules as is www.gtp.gr.
The island's travel agencies include Alasia Travel (tel. 22980/74-098) and Spetses & Takis Travel (tel. 22980/72-215). Andrew Thomas's Spetses (Lycabettus Press), usually on sale on the island, is the book to get if you want to pursue Spetses's history. You can also check out www.greeka.com/saronic/spetses and the helpful www.spetsesdirect.com.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.