Poros is a member of the small islands that can be found on the south of the Saronic Gulf, 58 Km from the port of Piraeus using the ‘flying dolphins.’ It is upon this island that Greece’s well-kept secret lies; It is the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Poros is made up of two islands namely kalavria (Has plenty of pine trees) and Sphairia (made from volcanic rock). Even with being a small Cycladic island, Poros continues to amaze visitors with its beaches, sights and rich history.
The first thing you will notice when you get here is the Island’s landmark, the clock tower. This spectacular monument was put up in 1927, and it is worth a visit right after arriving here. Take time to go for a walk around the port and have a meal one of the seafront restaurants and ever-flowing Tavernas. Make sure you take a picture of the imposing neoclassical buildings and use it to make a postcard, a nice souvenir of your Cycladic experience.
Top things to do in Poros
- Visit the Archaeological Museum of Poros
(Displays on the Archeological Museum of Poros)
Take time to visit the Archaeological Museum of Poros, which houses artefacts collected from the Temple of Poseidon and other findings from the Sanctuary Aphrodite Akraia in Troezena. The Museum is built on a plot that was donated by the Koryzis’, a wealthy family that lived here.
- Explore The town of Poros
You will be surprised to find out that Poros town is an island on its own, that falls only meters away from the rest of Poros by a canal. This waterfront town features promenade comprising of fabulous views of the coastal mountains and the strait of Peloponnese. Take time to enjoy the view made by the line of private yachts together with the neoclassical villas that are only a road away.
- Visit the Holy Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi
(Holy Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi)
On your way past Askeli Beach, you will come upon a monastery founded after Athens’ Metropolitan in 1720. The monastery overlooks the water and has walls full of vibrant art drawn in the 18th and 17th centuries.
- Have fun at Love Bay
(Love Bay Poros)
Love bay can be found about three kilometres west away from Poros. This beach is characterised by a very soft gradient with pure shallow waters and even has a volleyball net, which you can play on. This bay comes with a party atmosphere, and you can also hire sun loungers and enjoy the bay’s ambience.
What to eat
Poros has a wide variety of Restaurants you can choose from when getting to know this island through its prism of gastronomy. Most of these will be family owned and will be located either on popular beaches or across the town. Tour down the beach of Askeli and get a drink from one of the many taverns lining up on this seafront. If you are looking to engage with locals, please do visit the restaurants at night. They are filled to the brim.
(Apagio Tavern in Poros)
If you want the best fish, this is your place. This family-owned tavern will serve you fish freshly caught on that same day. Additionally, being at the harbour, you get to experience the beautiful view of the Aegean as you have your scrumptious meal.
- The Tavern Oasis
(The Tavern Oasis)
Founded in 1965, this Tavern will serve you items from their traditional Greek recipes made from locally sourced fresh ingredients. You can have the top-notch grilled and roasted meat, stews, snacks and appetizers.
|Love Bay||Poros Harbour|
|Askeli Beach||Russian Bay|
|Megalo Neorio||Neorion Bay|
|Mikro Neorio||Vidhi Bay|
|Russian Bay||Poros Bay|