Holidays in Poros

    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 centers have their base on the island.

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    Travel guide to Poros, Greece

    Only one hour ferry ride from Athens, Poros in Greece is a beautiful island with relaxing atmosphere. The nice beaches, the picturesque town and the lounge nightlife makes it a popular summer weekend destination for the Athenians. With green pine trees and crystal water, the entire island gives a valuable sense of mind and body relaxation. Over the last years, Poros has become a base for sailing in the Saronic Gulf. Holidays in Poros is particularly popular among families with kids who can stay on a beach studio and spend relaxing days under the sun.

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    Have a look at our travel guide of Poros island and see the most important villages, beaches and monuments to visit. Do not miss our large collection of photos, 360 pictures, videos and maps to get a better understanding of the location.

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    Hotels in Poros

    The most popular and best organized beach in Poros is Askeli, which also concentrates most of the accommodations on the island. There are few nice seaside hotels in Askeli offering more upscale amenities, but for the most part, accommodation in Poros is limited to traditional apartments and self-catering studios. Other accommodations to stay during your Poros holidays are found in Poros Town and Neorio beach.

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    The island of Poros is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Saronic islands group. Only one hour ferry ride from Athens, Poros island is a popular weekend destination. The lush greenery and crystal beaches of the island create an ideal environment for total relaxation.

    Askeli, Love Bay and Neorio are organized beaches in Poros island, while there are nice secluded coves around the island to enjoy your privacy. In the evenings, head to the main town and enjoy a dinner at the many restaurants that line up the waterfront. An interesting sight to visit during your Poros holidays is the historical Monastery of Zoodohos Pighi above Askeli.

    Highlights in Poros

    Discover in a glance the best things to see and do in Poros island

    • 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.
    • Askeli is the longest and best organized beach in Poros. Many hotels, cafeterias and restaurants line up this beach, creating a nice place to spend the day.
    • 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.

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