Poros Things to Do

We have gathered a list of the Best Things to Do in Poros, which includes the absolute must-sees and must-dos of the captivating Saronic Island: places to visit, sights, beaches, tours, where to eat, activities, and more.

In brief, the top things to do include exploring the lovely Poros Town via strolling, swimming in the glimmering waters of the beaches, and island-hopping.

Open the table of contents to see our suggestions for the 10 best things to do once on Poros Island.

1. Stroll around the picturesque Poros Town

Category: Villages

The small town of Poros features an array of small alleyways, filled with history, that can be traversed on foot. The houses are mostly built with white limestone, and their roofs are made of red bricks. This unique architecture, paired with the blooming purple bougainvillea bushes, turns Poros into an image straight out of a postcard!

Once you are in the town you can see the imposing Clock Tower of the town built on one of its highest points. You can also visit the island pair’s Archaeological Museum, with exhibits dating back to the Mycenaean era, approximately 3,000 years ago! Lastly, you can go shopping in the town’s various gift shops and concept stores.

Explore Poros Town

2. Swim in crystal-clear waters

Category: Beaches

Poros offers some incredible beaches, surrounded by green scenery! Most beaches in Poros are organized, with bars and restaurants operating on them.
Some of the most charming beaches that Poros has to offer are Love Bay Beach, a small, but busy bay that is surrounded by thick trees, and Askeli Beach, the longest one on the island-pair.
Next to Love Bay Beach, one can also find the old Russian Dockyard, an organized sandy beach, in front of a landmark of Poros and a historical monument of Greece!

Discover the beaches

3. Stay at a timeless accommodation

Category: Hotels

Looking for a place to stay in Poros? There are plenty of options! These are our favorite hotels and accommodations on the island:

Sirene Blue is perfect for a stay by the beach, as it is built on a cliff above the sea.
Hotel Dionysos showcases a unique architecture comprising both wood and stone. It lies next to the port.
Anemone is situated in the heart of Poros Town and offers a pool, a lush garden and superb views.
Xenia Image stands right above Mikro Neorio Beach. Its facilities include a fitness center and a private marina.

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4. Eat fresh fish and seafood

Category: Eat & Drink

You can find a number of traditional taverns and restaurants in Poros that offer tasty dishes and breathtaking views. Fishing is a common practice in Poros, therefore most restaurants make their dishes with fresh fish caught in the nearby waters!

One of these establishments is the family-run Apagio Restaurant, overlooking the new port, and catching fresh fish every day! The White Cat is another must for those who enjoy fish cuisine, especially since this tavern has been running since 1909!

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5. Go to nearby islands

Category: Ferries

Poros is situated close to some of the biggest and most well-known islands of the Saronic Gulf, like Aegina or Hydra. It also boasts a busy port with routes to the Saronic Islands, so it is no wonder that a lot of travelers choose to visit these bigger islands for one-day excursions!

Ferries from Poros

6. Visit the fragrant Lemon Forest

Category: Sightseeing

The one and only lemon tree forest in the country! Explore this unique forest and see its undeniable beauty for yourself. The Lemon Forest is located across the port of Poros, in the Peloponnese mainland, offering a unique lemon scent when you are in it, especially during May. In this area, you may also discover an incredible waterfall and a few watermills that add to its beauty!

More info about the Lemon Forest

7. Watch a movie under the night sky

Category: Other Businesses

Cine Diana is the island pair’s outdoor cinema. It features a wide range of movie selections, from the most popular blockbusters to some unique documentaries and special screenings. It is located next to the sea, offering a special summer experience for movie enthusiasts of all ages!

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8. Try watersports

Category: Sports

In Poros, watersports are a popular activity for people of all ages!
Waterski and waterbikes can be found on most beaches, but some watersports centers have taken this experience to the next level, offering the opportunity for parasailing, windsurfing and driving a jet ski!

See the watersports clubs

9. Explore the island by hiking

Category: Sports

Poros offers some rare hiking opportunities, even though the island pair is not mountainous. Hiking enthusiasts can find ten different trails that will take them across Poros’ quiet villages and the most important points of interest.
One of these points is the ancient Temple of Poseidon in the northern part. These ruins date back to 520 BC and are an incredible example of ancient Greek architecture, in a location that is mostly defined by modern Greek history, rather than ancient times!

See the local trails

10. Discover the islets around Poros

Category: Other

Despite Poros’ proximity to islands like Hydra and Aegina, visitors also have the opportunity to take excursions to the nearby islets and their serene beaches. These islets can be reached by a small boat, mostly from the main beaches of Poros.

Daskalio is a tiny heart-shaped islet across the Russian Dockyard Beach. Many visitors choose to hold weddings and other religious events there, because of its unique shape and its small chapel, surrounded by bushes and trees.

Another tiny islet of Poros is Bourtzi. This 7.4-acre plot of land has never had any residents, but it has been used as a prominent naval base since the time of the Byzantine Empire. Nowadays it holds a small abandoned fort and is free for all to visit.