The ‘Armata’ Festival is celebrated every September, where a representation of the battle of 1822 between Greeks and Turks takes place. The custom is to set on fire a boat at the ‘Dapia’, the main harbour of Spetses.
The Yacht Club of Greece organizes the yearly Spetses Classic Yacht Race. It features some of the most renowned classic yachts in Greece using as a backdrop a beautifully preserved historic is¬land town with a naval and shipbuilding tradition unequalled in the Mediterranean.
The Spetses mini Marathon has been developed to a great event organized every October, which attracts both professionals and amateur athletes. There are two long run races (5km and 25km), a swim race and the children road race (1km).