The Doric temple was most likely built in 6th century BC (although the exact date it was built is not known), and is not the biggest or the most fanciful of the ancient temples. The structure is very simple, with 36 Doric order columns. Besides being the cult centre of Poros, it's also famous as the location of the suicide of the famed orator...more
Sanctuary of Poseidon on Poros Of the Archaic temple in the sanctuary of Poseidon, only the foundation ditch is preserved. The temple was built in the 6th century B.C. The stoas of the Agora and the Bouleuterion were built gradually during the 4th and the 3rd centuries B.C. The identification of the so-called "Asklepieion" or the "Heroon of...more
Poros means "crossing", and it is from this that the whole island takes its name. On the edge of this crossing, built in amphitheater form on the slopes of a hill, is the cheerful island town which is the port of Poros and the island's most important settlement. The town of Poros is a beautiful and picturesque place with neoclassical buildings...more
The landscape of the Poros Island is very hilly and mountainous. The highest peak is the Vigla (about 360 m) in the west-central part of Kalavria. At the top of the highest hill of Sferia where Poros town is situated you can see the clock tower and that is the symbol for Poros town. It was built in 1927 and was completely restored in 2002. The...more
At the center of the town you can find the Archaeological Museum. It is situated at the Korizis Square and holds items from the Sanctuary of Poseidon, as well as other pieces from sites nearby. The museum was constructed in the 1960's, in a plot donated by the Koryzis family. The building cannot be extended, unless the Greek State purchases the...more
Regular water taxis and caiques cross this narrow channel which divides Poros from the mainland. Apparently many visitors take the 5 minute crossing to Galatas, then head for the nearby beaches of Aliki or Plaka, or hire a bike from a shop on the quayside, to explore the fragrant lemon grove of Lemonodassos and its waterfall.There are estimated to...more
This attractive clock tower, is THE landmark in Poros, situated high above the harbour. It was built in 1927, and can be seen for many miles around.The bell rings hourly, on the hour.In summer , I should imagine that it could be quite a climb for some. For me, in March, I was glad of the walk to get warm!I understand that it's a popular spot for...more
On the north of the island is Vagiona Bay. Its quite a trip here and you need to either have your own transport or take a taxi. The drive here is stunning and from above the bay is deep blue. The beach is somewhat stony and not ideal for children as the waters drop off quite deep from shore. It is however a great place to snorkel so remember to...more
On this stretch of coast Russian Bay is the last beach. An old Russian Navy base gave the place its name (ruins of the buildings still remain) There is a small bar which hangs old parachutes up to offer its patrons a break from the sun. Very popular with yachts that moor here overnight, it is also possible to get a water taxi here from the main...more
Our cruise included a lunch onboard. It was very enjoyable because it was delicious and accompanied with the live music. When we went onboard Giorgis ship in Pireaus we received red and blue cards which showed us when we had to have a lunch (for the first time or for the second time). First pic: my main dish.Secon pic: my dessert.Third pic:...more
Situated on peaceful setting, on the square of Aghios Georgios Church, this decent restaurant will turn out to be Poros' favourite restaurant. In contrast to those restaurants accross the picturesque port of Poros whose aim is to attract the foreigners, this small restaurant is very popular among the locals and everyone knows the importance of that...more
Ekati is located at the onshore road of Poros, in Pounta, after taverns and bars, the way going for the Poro's discos, at the island's exit. Inside the club the place is nice with island decoration, enjoy the latest Greek hits, which nicely integrate with old goodies.
Poros has an impressive variety of goods to offer shoppers, from top designer labels and exquisite jewelry to fine antiques and high quality leather goods. Tourist shops you find at Poros port, and are open 9 am-10 pm. 7 days the week.I've bought only a small souvenir to keep in memory this beautiful island.more
When the cruise ships arrive and the port fills with tourists from all over the world, for a few hours Poros town generates a bustling, cosmopolitan atmosphere. The tourists are getting into this trap as the usually do when visiting such places for a short period of time.
But it lasts only a few hours. When the cruise ships depart life in the town come to a standstill and the tourists who stayed there for a day or more may enjoy its real Greek nature and a heaven for relaxation. They have a real chance to experience the authentic Greek island lifestyle I think.
Poros is often used as a base for visiting the nearby attractions on the mainland, including Epidaurus, and the lemon groves of Limonodassos.
Galatas is located on the mainland, about 300 metres from Poros. Crossing to the mainland is easily done by the dozens of taxiboats transporting people from Poros to Galatas all day long.
Galatas is therefore perfect to start excursions to the Argolda peninsula from.
Poros is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf. It is located at a distance about 50 km south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a 300-metre wide sea channel. The ancient name of Poros was Pogon.Its surface is about 30 square kilometres and it has about 4 thousand inhabitants. The town of Poros has...more
Poros actually is not an island, but two islands, and at the same time – it almost isn't an island at all. It is separated from Argolida by narrow channel with width of 300 meters. The view at this mini-Bosporus bewitches almost everybody. Poros consists of two islands: Sphairia or Sferia, the southern part of which is of volcanic origin, where...more
As almost always I was interested most of all in the historic background of the place. The most interesting for me was an evidence of Greek-Russian military cooperation in the XVIII and XIX centuries. In 1770 when Russia and Turkey were at war, the Russian Navy flotilla visited the Aegean under the leadership of Aleksey Orlov. After several battles...more