Vision & Values
Spetses is a picturesque island located in the Saronic Gulf of Greece.
It has a rich history in culture , and it is known for its excellent natural environmental conditions.
Due to its culture, its natural environment and its dynamic, positive and collaborative community we believe that Spetses has an enormous potential to become a leading example of sustainability and ecological management amongst the Greek islands.
By sustaining and promoting these dynamics, Spetses island can thrive as an island life model of the 21st century
Known as Isola di Spezie (The Island of the Aromas) under Venetian rule and Pityoussa (pine-clad) in ancient times, Spetses is one of the few islands very close to Athens (just 54 nautical miles), making it an ideal all year-round destination.
It is a car-free island with a unique architecture, naval history and culture. Horse-drawn carriages, bicycle and bikes are the only modes of transport on Spetses.
Sustainability is incorporated into all our core values. We understand that the principles of sustainability must inform everything we do.
These values create opportunities to build resilience, inclusivity, and creativity while addressing our region's socioeconomic and environmental issues.
SPETSES COMMUNITY TRUST aims to follow the *17 Sustainable Development Goals in all its actions.
*The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), were adopted by all United Nations Member states in 2015 and provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.