...with its lush vegetation, hills and quaint coves...
Poros means “passage”. At the end of that passage that loaned it its name, the traditional town of Poros is built amphitheatrically on a hill. Poros, the volcanic island of the Saronic Gulf, with its lush vegetation, hills and quaint coves, is beautiful any time you visit, any season of the year.
Sightseeing As you approach Poros by boat you cannot miss seeing its historic clock that has since 1927 dominating the landscape from the highest peak of the hill. You will feast your eyes on the verdant slopes of Adera, the Lemon Forest – a Natura 2000 protected area – Troizinia, the small boats sailing in and out the narrow and natural “canal” of Poros. East of the port, the tiny island of Bourtzi has a small and well preserved castle- the castle of Evdek which was built in 1827 for the protection of the port.
At the town center you can visit the Archaeological Museum, the Municipal Library and the Cathedral of St. George which is decorated with murals painted by Parthenis, the renowned Greek painter. Near the exit of the town there are the Navy facilities where the first residence of King Otto is located. In the center of the island there are the ruins of the Doric Temple of Poseidon built in 520 B.C., which was chosen as the seat of the Amphiktionia Alliance (confederacy of the ancient Greek states).
Beaches for all tastes The island is full of pine trees that stretch all the way to the precipitous coastline or its sandy beaches which you can reach either by car or by boats taking off every ten minutes from the port of Piraeus.
Neorio: one of the most beautiful sandy beaches of the island, where the pine-trees reach all the way to the water. Limanaki of Love: where you will relish the vegetation and the azure water of the sea. Russian Dockyard: a beautiful, quaint cove, a declared historic preserved monument. The splendid islet of Daskalio is right at the center of the cove. Askeli: with crystal water and pine trees. Monastiri: a quiet beach with crystal clear water – right at the foot of the hill where the 18th century Monastery of Zoodohos Pigi is located – next to a pine-tree forest. The area is ideal for underwater fishing. Vagonia: a pebble beach on the northern part of the island, also ideal for underwater fishing. Here you will find the sunken city engulfed under the bed with visible paved streets and the foundations of ancient buildings!
Sea sports & recreation boats If you are a sailing aficionado or just prefer yachts, the natural port of Poros offers plenty of opportunity for off-shore at its small coves. You will find water ski schools, facilities for water polo, paddling, windsurfing, sailing, parachute and underwater fishing for the daring, as well as all types of water sports. For aficionados of trekking and mountain biking, the verdant mountain paths offer plenty of choice.
Entertainment The narrow alleys of the town of Poros, the coastal road, Askeli and Neorio are strewn with small taverns, while the dock is lined with cafeterias, restaurants, tourist shops and many cozy bars with Greek and international music.