The island's limited public transportation consists of several municipal buses and a handful of taxis. Motorcycle and moped agents are required to, but do not always, ask for proof that you are licensed to drive such vehicles and give you a helmet. Be sure to check the tires and brakes; mopeds start at 15€ a day, motorcycles start at 20€—except on summer weekends, when the sky is the limit. Bikes are also widely available, and the terrain along the road around the island makes them a good means of transportation; three-speed bikes cost about 12€ per day, while newer 21-speed models go for about 15€. Horse-drawn carriages can take you from the busy port into the quieter back streets, where most of the island's handsome old mansions are located. Take your time choosing a driver; some are friendly and informative, others are surly. Fares are highly negotiable.
The best way to get to the various beaches around the island is by water taxi. Locals call it a venzina (gasoline); each little boat holds about 8 to 10 people. Here, too, fares are negotiable. A tour around the island costs about 50€. Schedules are posted on the pier. You can also hire a water taxi to take you anywhere on the island, to another island, or to the mainland. Again, prices are highly negotiable. Ayia Marina, about a 30-minute walk southeast of Spetses Town, is the best beach close to town and terribly popular; it’s the place to see and be seen for a chic Athenian crowd, some of whom arrive in high style via horse and buggy. On the forested west coast, 6km (4 miles) west of Spetses Town, Ayii Anaryiri has one of the best sandy beaches anywhere in the Saronic Gulf, a perfect C-shaped cove lined with trees, but almost more bars and tavernas than greenery. Also on the west coast, about 10km (6 miles) west of Spetses Town, is the beach at Ayia Paraskevi, bordered by pine trees. The idyllic stretch of sand figures in The Magus, though it's no longer the isolated strand it once was. West over some rocks is the island’s official nudist beach.
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