I've read lots of messages here, so if I've missed an explanation of any that I've asked, sorry for the repeat!
We're planning to go to Spetses 6/24 after having flown in to Athens airport early AM from Thessaloniki. What is the recommended way to get there: slow ferry, fast water transport, trip in car down the coast and water taxi? I'm totally confused on best approach here and costs referenced seem different everywhere I look. Pros/cons for each type of trip (aside from time to travel) from those who know would be wonderful. Also, we could do it differently on the way back. We would like to be in Spetses as long as we can on Sunday, as we'll be returning sometime on Tuesday. R&R and couple time after lots of travel and busyness is the order of this part of the trip.
Any recommendations on where to stay and eat on Spetses? There is not as much written about it, and I've gone to the sites recommended, too, but not much luck in finding accommodations in our budget range this late date. We'd like something that gives us a low key but nicer feel, doesn't have to be a fab hotel, but private, quieter and comfy room for two is key. Think honeymoon accommodations vs. hostel, but swanky is not required. Should I go to a travel agent for all of this part of the trip, as I've made all my own arrangements for the trip up to this point and maybe I'm burned out with only a few weeks left to go! I'm assuming they can help with ferry tickets, too?
Also, we fly home on Wed mid day, and would like recommendations as to where to stay that last night at the end of what we hope will be a fabulous trip.
We will have blown the budget for the first part of the trip, but aren't sure if there is something nice on the coast that isn't too far from airport and not too expensive for our last Greek night! Views of the water or another beach or .....to enjoy our final hours/morning time before heading to the airport.
Thanks so much for any advice. This site has been a godsend for so many trips over the years, and I've never even asked a question before. I hope there are some last minute answers out there for me this time!