A verdant island in the Saronic archipelago, Spetses is famous for its distinctive neoclassical mansions, narrow streets and traditional, charming character. Only two hours away from Athens, it’s a convenient getaway for a destination weekend. Besides its tranquil beaches and glamorous yet laid-back vibe, it is also an excellent spot for shopping where you can score unique treasures. Here is our round-up of the best boutiques on the island for some majestic retail therapy in Spetses.
On The Deck
This high-end boutique boasts of a vast collection of national and international brands and specializes in swimwear and resort fashion. The labels available at On the Deck include Blumarine, Camilla and Corfu-bred Salty Bag, a line of bags constructed from recycled sails.
Spoil yourself at Spetza, a charming little shop with several Greek designer brands as well as jewelry and accessories by local producers, making it a great stop for easy-to-carry-home souvenirs and gifts. Owner Viki is always happy to help you find what you are looking for with a smile on her face.
Travel without leaving the island through a simple visit to Ratih Ethnic Collection. This shop has a great collection of interior décor items as well as ethnic-styled fashion and accessories made from natural materials such as linen, leather and silk. Let your inner bohemian goddess shine with a spin through their wares.
If you want to shop in style, head to Soho Soho, an upscale boutique in Dapia. With several stores in Greece, this high-end fashion chain features clothing, accessories, jewelry and footwear with lines by Danoff, Devotion, Alviero Martini or Guess.
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This little gem is your modern-day Ali Baba cave; everything you find here is one-of-a-kind. With its varied collection of trendy pieces, accessories, jewelry, silk apparel by Zeus & Dione, caftans from distant shores and many more, you’re sure to find something you like — and if nothing above-ground tickles your fancy, Magic Wrap has a basement atelier where they create custom-tailored items.
Don’t be fooled by the name; Marionette is a not a puppet store, just another chic address with an extensive choice of clothing, accessories, and footwear. If you are anything like us, you’ll wish you’d traveled with an empty suitcase.