Poros Town

General information

Poros Town is the capital and main harbor of the island. It is located in the southern part of Poros, on the tiny, volcanic islet of Sferia, whose long shoreline extends for two km. It is the commercial, economic, cultural and residential center of the island.

It is an enchanting little town, built amphitheatrically on the slopes of two hills. It boasts two-storey whitewashed or bright-colored neoclassical buildings that stand out for their terracotta-tiled roofs, long windows and wooden balconies. The first houses were built around 1463 in the preset-day area of Kasteli. The beauty of Poros Town is heightened by a maze of narrow steep-stepped alleys, whose brilliance is accentuated by the bright fuchsia, red and orange of bougainvilleas and hibiscuses. The imposing neoclassical Clock Tower was built in 1927 and stands on the highest point of the city. Painted in light blue, it is visible from every part of the town and is the perfect spot to enjoy a magnificent view of the mountainous Peloponnesian coast and the astonishing sunsets.

One of the must-sees of the beautiful Poros Town is the Archaeological Museum situated in Koryzis Square, a small square near the quayside road. The beautiful Municipal Library, with its extensive collection of seashells, is also worth seeing, as are the Folkrore Museum and the church of Agios Georgios, which houses superb frescoes crafted by the famous Greek painter Constantine Parthenis, and Villa Galini. Being one of the most elegant houses in Poros, it has hosted various personalities from the world of literature and the arts, such as Henry Miller.

On the waterfront, souvenir shops, cafes, flower shops and various other establishments succeed one another, forming a colorful and lively facade. Taverns and yet more shops are scattered around the narrow streets behind the first row of buildings. The town also offers a wide range of hotels, studios and rooms for rent, as well as several tourist offices, four banks, a post office and an open-air cinema.

Hotels in Town

We have made a selection of the best hotels in Town.
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Villas4 keys

A lovely villa right in the heart of Poros Town, Anemone Residence boasts a lush garden and a private outdoor swimming pool. The tastefully decorated rooms offer access to balconies with stunning sea and garden views that will make your stay here truly unforgettable.



Hotel Rooms Family Rooms3 stars

Pavlou Hotel is a three-star modern hotel hosting comfortable beds, wooden furniture, and private balconies with seaside views, as well as a restaurant with lovely sea views and a mini market on-site.


Cascade Holiday

Rooms Suites Family Rooms3 keys

The Cascade Holiday Resort is a collection of peaceful rooms and suites near the beach of Askeli. It has beautifully decorated interiors and balconies with views, as well as a shared swimming pool, daily breakfast, and a garden with a handful of trees.


Things to See & Do in Town

Check out the things to see & do in Town during your stay and explore what the area has to offer.

Town Map

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1 Review
  • eleanna 01 Sep 2008
    Amazing in every sense
    A amazing town! I have no words to describe it!! Great buildings, beautiful squares and statues all over it, the best Greek food! I enjoyed so much my weekend on Poros that I look forward to go back soon. The mermaid at the waterfront was so lovely and innocent, I have taken more than ten photos of this single statue. Walk and walk all through the town and experience every corner of it.