Poros is a small island in Greece in the heart of the Saronic Gulf. Having Aegina and Agistri above it, Hydra and Spetses below it, and the coasts of the Peloponnese in arm's reach, its location is extremely convenient. Thanks to its proximity to Athens, it is a favorite destination for short trips from Athens among Greeks and tourists alike!

To help you organize an unforgettable trip, we have included in our travel guide the island's finest hotels and restaurants, the must-see landmarks, the best beaches, and the top things to do, as well as a collection of beautiful photos!
Poros island can be reached by ferry from Athens (Piraeus Port) but also, for island-hopping enthusiasts, from Hydra, Spetses, and Aegina. At the same time, it can be accessed via the port of Galatas in the Peloponnese.


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Sitting in the heart of the Saronic Gulf, Poros Island is a little gem! The best part is that a ferry ride from Athens lasts just an hour, making this island very easily accessible, thus an ideal destination for a quick weekend getaway!

Lush vegetation, beautiful small beaches, a picturesque capital town, and a vintage aura make this island a unique place to visit during your holidays in Greece!
The first thing that will stand out to you as you approach its port by ferry, is the charming Poros Town with its signature landmark, the Clock Tower.
Built on a hillside, the Town is very quaint and emits an aura of elegance, like all capital towns of the Saronic Islands.
It is the center of the island’s activity, as the array of traditional taverns and restaurants along its promenade become lively when the sun goes down!

Moving on to the island's beaches, their main asset is not their quantity, but quality! Surrounded by lush vegetation, the sandy bays are easy to reach from the Town, either by car and bus or by little boats departing frequently from the port. Askeli, Love Bay and Neorio are the most popular organized beaches, while you can also find more secluded seashores to enjoy your privacy along the island’s coastline!

Poros is ideal for relaxing holidays in a tranquil environment, while its proximity to islands such as Aegina, Agistri, and Spetses makes it the perfect base for island hopping!
It’s time to make Poros your next holiday destination!

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Tourism has not spoiled the loveliness of Poros' scenery. The island is developed touristically, with small yet modern hotels in the Town and some bigger resorts near the beaches in areas such as Askeli and Neorio.

Hotel rooms, apartments and suites are among the best options for your accommodation in Poros.

Some of the most popular hotels are:
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The most popular way to reach Poros is by ferry.
There are ferries to Poros from Piraeus Port in Athens and other islands of the Saronic Gulf (Spetses, Aegina, Hydra). The closest airport is the Athens International Airport.
Poros can also be accessed by car from the area of Galatas in the Peloponnese.
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Discover the highlights of Poros to experience during your holiday! From sightseeing to activities and from tours to restaurants, here are the best suggestions for the ultimate experience!
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  • Beautiful Town
    Poros Town is the island's center of activity. With picturesque architecture and stunning views of the sea, this is a wonderful place to stroll around.
  • Love Bay
    Love Bay is the most beautiful beach in Poros. It is actually a small cove with blue-green waters, surrounded by lush greenery.
  • Temple of Poseidon
    Very few remain today from the ancient temple of Poseidon, which stands in the heart of the island. This temple was of great importance in ancient times as it was the center of an amphictyony, a league of powerful local city-states.
  • Lemon Forest
    The renowned lemon forest of Greece is situated opposite the port of Poros, on the shores of the Peloponnese. It is the only one of its kind in the entire country.
  • Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi
    This monastery is located on a hill above Askeli Beach, surrounded by pine trees. It has historical importance as it hosted the first orphanage and Ecclesiastical School in modern Greece.