city's gates and gave them to King Minos.
But when the king finally took the city, he rejected Scylla and prepared to return to Crete. In desperation, she jumped into the sea and followed the ships until she drowned of exhaustion.
The area where she died was named after her, and is called until today Cape Skili.
Another myth associated with Poros is that it was the birthplace of the celebrated Theseus, son of Poseidon. He was the famous Athenian hero who killed the Minotaur of Crete, a monster that was half man, half bull A Temple of Poseidon was built in his honor.
During the Mycenaean times (1400-1100 BC), the powerful nautical station of the area was situated on the rocky island called Modi (or Liontari), on the eastern coast of Poros.
|| League, formed by the city-states of Hermioni, Epidaurus, Aegina, Athens, Prassia, Nauplia and Orchomenos. This "cooperation" was a nautical, religious and political confederation, founded as a protection to their independence and their trade from the Argives.
The first Persian attack to Greece took place at the beginning of the 5th century BC.
The second one occurred during the spring of 480 BC.
When the Peloponnesian War between Sparta and Athens (431-404 BC) broke out, it expanded to the area of the Argo-saronic Gulf.
In the middle of the 4th century BC, Greece came under Macedonian rule.
In reaction, Troezen, followed by Kalavria, offered refuge to an anti-Macedonian called Athinogenis, who became the tyrant of the area.
At the death of Alexander the Great (323 BC), the Ptolemies of Egypt were the next rulers of Greece and Poros.
||period of Venetian domination.
During the Turkish yoke, Poros developed a powerful merchant fleet which didn't acquire such a great reputation as the one of the fleet of Hydra and Spetses, because it didn't contribute as much in the war activity.
But the role of Poros in the Greek War of Independence was very important and can not be neglected.
As a matter of fact, the island of Poros became an important place of passage (because of its proximity to the Peloponnese) and of revolutionary meetings.
The first navy yard and Naval Academy were formed in Poros in 1828 close to the Russian Dockyard and remained there until 1878. Also in September 1828, Poros was the siege of one of the most important meetings for Greece: the ambassadors of England, France and Russia came to meet Kapodistrias and discuss about the definition of the borders of the Modern Greek state, which was established in 1830.