A small island of the Saronic Gulf, Poros is a relaxing place for family vacations. As it is only an hour ferry ride from Athens, Poros island is a popular weekend destination in summer. The Town, constructed on the slopes of a hill, is the center of most activities on the island. The most tourist place is Askeli, a sandy beach with clean water and lined up with many tourist facilities. The most picturesque spot of Poros Greece is the Love Bay, surrounded by the characteristic pine forests of the island. Over the last years, the island has developed as a departure point for sailing trips to the Saronic Gulf. This is why many sailing centres have their base on the island.