Spetses is a historic island in the Saronic Gulf near the Argolic Peninsula, to the right of the entrance to the Argolic Gulf. The island got its current name from the Venetians after they named it Izola di Spezia which means Island of perfumes because of the many flowers that existed. It is located 1.5 miles from Ermionida and 50 miles from Piraeus. Daily flying dolphins and boats depart from Porto Heli for Spetses. The island complex of Spetses consists of five more islets: Spetsopoulo, Agios Ioannis and its two neighboring islets, as well as Mikro Bourboulos (Petrokaravo), just above the northern cape of Spetses.