Due to its proximity to Athens, Poros attracts many visitors for the weekend or a few relaxing days. It is a beautiful verdant island, full of pine forests, picturesque villages, and organized beaches. Sightseeing is few in Poros island and the most important is the historical Monastery of Zoodochos Pighi, surrounded by lush greenery. Apart from a picturesque town, Poros also has fantastic beaches with lush greenery and blue-green waters. Love Bay and Askeli are the two most important beaches on the island, although there are many other nice green coves for a swim.
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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 Archaeological Museum of Poros is located in Korizi square, close to the port. It houses findings from the temple of Poseidon on the island and from excavations in neighboring areas of Peloponnese, such as Methana, Galatas, and Ancient Troezen.
The Monastery of Zoodohos Pigi, located in a region of lush greenery, is dedicated to Virgin Mary. It was established in the early 18th century and the tombs of famous Greek fighters of the Revolution are located at the yard of the monastery.
Chapel of Panagitsa
This small church at the end of Askeli beach is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It is a lovely chapel in white and blue. In summer, it is usually open to visitors.
Located in the streets of Poros Town, the Hatzopoulios Municipal Library was an inspiration of Ekaterini Hatzopoulou. Housed in a Neoclassical building, it has a small cinema room and frequently organizes exhibitions.