POROS TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your holidays in Poros on our travel guide! Poros is a little island in the heart of the Saronic Gulf, close to Aegina and Agistri. Thanks to its proximity to Athens -just 1-hour ferry ride from Piraeus port- it is one of the popular Greek islands, especially for weekend getaways from the capital.
Perched on the slopes a hill, overlooking the vast Aegean sea and the opposite Galatas, Poros Town is the center of the island’s activity. What’s more, in the picturesque Poros Town, you’ll find a great selection of Poros hotels, shops, cafes, restaurants, and taverns!
Its proximity to the rest of the Saronic islands also makes Poros island Greece the perfect base for island hopping in Greece! So, your best bet is to combine your Poros holidays with getaways to Aegina, Agistri, and Hydra, for the ultimate Saronic experience!
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Sitting in the heart of the Saronic Gulf, Poros is a little Aegean gem! And the best part is that a ferry ride from Athens to Poros lasts just an hour, making this island very easily accessible, thus an ideal destination for a quick weekend getaway!
Lush vegetation, beautiful little beaches, picturesque villages, and a vintage aura make Poros Greece a unique island to visit during your holidays in Greece. The first thing that will stand out to you as you approach Poros port by ferry, is its charming capital and the trademark of the island, the Poros Clock Tower. Built on a hillside, Poros Town is one of the most picturesque capitals of the Aegean sea islands. Poros town is the center of the island’s activity, as the array of traditional taverns and Poros restaurants located along its seafront promenade come alive when the sun goes down, attracting vacationers from all over the world!
Moving on to Poros beaches, their main asset is not their quantity, but quality! Nestled in tiny sandy coves and surrounded by lush vegetation, Poros beaches are easily accessible from Poros Town, either by car and bus or by little boats departing frequently from Poros port. Askeli, Love Bay and Neorio are the most popular organized Paros beaches, while you can also find more secluded beaches to enjoy your privacy along the island’s coastline!
Poros Greece is ideal for relaxing holidays in Greece, while its proximity to islands such as Aegina, Agistri, and Spetses makes it the perfect base for island hopping in Greece!
It’s time to make Poros your next holiday destination!
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HIGHLIGHTS: BEST THINGS TO DO
Discover the best things to do in Poros! From Poros sightseeing, to activities and from Poros tours, to restaurants, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate Poros holidays experience!
Poros Town is the centre of activities for the island. With picturesque architecture and nice views to the sea, this is a wonderful place to stroll around.
Love Bay is the most beautiful beach in Poros. This is actually a small cove with blue green waters and surrounded by lush greenery. It is accessed by bus from the town.
Very few remain today from the ancient temple of Poseidon, which stands in the center of the island. This temple was of great importance in the ancient times as it was the center of an amphictyony, that is a league of local powerful city-states.
The renowned lemon forest of Greece is situated opposite the port of Poros on the shores of the Peloponnese and is the only one in Greece.
This monastery is located on a hill above Askeli beach. It is surrounded by pine trees and has historical importance for the island. This is the last bus stop from Poros Town to Monastiri.