Poros Clock Tower

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Location: Town

Visitors to the picturesque island of Poros identify it with its most prominent landmark, the Clock Tower. Built in 1927 on the hill of Sferia, it is an imposing construction visible from anywhere on the island.

It was financed by Ioannis Papadopoulos, an MP representing Trizinia who was originally from Poros. Its sophisticated operating mechanism, which had been fabricated in America in 1915, was innovative at the time. By 2000, the tower had suffered the wear of time, it was restored, and, in 2015, the mechanism was repaired as well. Now, it can be seen on the ground floor, inside a glass case.

Being the highest point of the island, it is definitely a bit of a climb from the waterfront (around 15 minutes). When you reach it, however, the view is breathtaking and well worth the effort, as you can take in the beautiful Bay of Poros, Galatas and the shores of the Peloponnese, as well as the magnificent Lemon Forest. It is the perfect spot to enjoy the glorious sunset on the island. The clock tower also attracts a number of photographers seeking to capture how the land, the sea and the sky fuse together.



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