Poros is situated at the distance of almost 50 kilometers from Piraeus.
You may get to it by four ways:
1) by ferry: 8 times a day for 6,5 Euro (2 hours and a half).
2) another way by high speed Dolphin 6 times a day for 13 Euro (1 hour).
3) if you don't like sea journeys you may get to Galatas (Argolida) by bus from Athens through Epidaurus and then - by boat (360 meters) 6 times an hour for 0,30 Euro (5 minutes).
4) I arrived there by cruise ship Giorgis (2 hours and a half for 80 Euro including Hydra, Aegina and lunch).
First three ways are good for close and thorough acquaintance with the island. The fourth way is good for quick and perfunctory manner of travelling. The cruise ship makes only one-hour stop on the island.
You may watch my 4 min 06 sec VIDEO-Clip Greece Pireas-Poros Island cruise from my YouTube channel with the popular Antique "Greek Megamix" song.
From Piraeus daily Ferry boats sail to Poros. The trip lasts 2 hours 15 minutes.
(Piraeus Port Authorities: 4124585
ticket office tel : 4171190 & 4117341) - Routes
From Peiraias depart flying dolphins which travel for 1 hour. More information of companies:
1) Flying Dolphin, (010.4187000) - Routes
2) Saronic Dolphin, (010.4224777) http://www.dolphins.gr/
From Poros ferries leave for the 2.5 hour journey to Pireaus, stopping at Methana (mainland) (60 mins ) and Aegina (1.5 hours) Check the blackboard for departure times.
2 daily ferries leave for Hydra (1 hour)
1 daily ferry to Spetses (2 hours)
Flying Dolphin (Hydrofoil)
5 daily to Pireaus (1 hour)
2 daily to Methana and Aegina (40 mins)
7 daily to Hydra (30 mins)
5 daily to Spetses (1 hour)
These services may be reduced in winter, or during adverse weather.
For upto date info re times, prices, online booking these might be useful, though I'm not too sure how user friendly they are.
www.gtp.gr for Greek Ferry Schedules.
Poros is linked to Piraeus, the Peloponnese peninsular and other islands in the Argosaronic Gulf by an extensive network of ferries and hydrofoils.
The following is a brief summary of my travels to and from Poros by boat in October 2005:
I arrived in Poros on the ferry "Artemis" from Aegina (via Methana in the Peloponnese). The journey was a little over 1 hour and cost 5.50 Euros.
I left Poros on a hydrofoil ("Flying Dolphin XVIII") to Piraeus. The journey was a little over 1 hour (via Aegina) and cost 17.20 Euros.
Whilst in Poros, I visited Spetses and Hydra. I caught a catamaran ("Eurofast 1") from Poros to Spetses (journey time = 1 hour via Hydra; cost = 13.50 Euros). Later in the day I caught the same catamaran back to Hydra, before returning from Hydra to Poros on a Flying Dolphin hydrofoil in the evening. The journey from Hydra to Poros took 30 minutes and cost 8.40 Euros.
I also caught a water taxi from Poros to the town of Galatas on the Peloponnese. The journey to Galatas takes only 3 minutes or so and costs 0.70 Euros each way.
You can easily get to Poros island by land too, driving about 180 km south of Athens (through Epidaurus) and arriving in Galatas, a small town next to the island.
Galatas is just 300 m away from Poros, 5' by ferry...
There are enough boats and sea taxis that transfer passengers to beaches, to Galatas or other nearby places.
They depart near the bus and taxi terminal. Transport in the island is provided with regular service throughout the day.
If you have a vehicle you can drive to Galatas on the Peloponnese and leave your car on the mainland or ferry it across. Separated from the Greek mainland by 400 meters, it is only a 5 minute boat ride to Poros.
* By Ferry: Many daily connections with Piraeus' Marina Zeas and to Aegina, Hydra and Spetses.
* Also to mainland Peloponnese: Methana, Galatas, Tolo, Naufplion, Kyparissia, and Monemvassia less frequently.
From Pireaus to Poros, there are daily Ferry Boats. The trip lasts about 2h 15min.(Hellenic Seaways,Nova Ferries.)
There are also flying dolphins. The trip lasts about 1h.
From Galatas (Peloponnese) to Poros, during the summer period there are boats every half hour.
Ferry boats sail daily to Poros, the trip takes about 2 hours.
If you want to be there faster, be inside a flying dolphin, after one hour you will have totally forgotten Athens...
The train starts from the port of Poros town every evening, climbs up to the pine forest and ends up to the Temple of Poseidon.
From the main square leaves a bus every 30min.The itineraries are as follows:
Poros - Perlia - Small Neorio - Big Neorio
Poros - Canali - Askeli - Monastiri
I mean you own sailing boat or motor boat.You may also hire one from the numerous companies that operate in Athens.