Poros

Island in Attica

Just 370 meters from the coast of Peloponnese, the small and green island of the Saronic gulf combines tranquility and an aristocratic atmosphere.

How To Go?

Poros Attractions

A Greek flag next to the white Clock Tower of Poros and a blue sky in the background.
photo: Justkillingtime at English Wikipedia
hidden gem

Clock Tower of Poros

Constructed in 1927 it dominates the top of one of the two hills of the city, and offers a great view. It is visible from almost everywhere.

The ruins of the Sanctuary of Poseidon on Poros and a few trees grown around.
photo: Komponisto

Sanctuary of Poseidon

In antiquity, the Sanctuary of Poseidon was buzzing with pilgrims and priests. Today you can stroll around among ruins and enjoy the view.

Russian Dockyard Ruins

The ruins of the old Russian Dockyard look like the setting of a movie. In front, there's a small beach bar with a friendly owner.

Poros Things to Do

Poros Museums

Poros Beaches

An aerial photo showing the Love Bay Beach on Poros and people swimming in its blue-green waters.
photo: Agnee / CC BY 2.0

Love Bay Beach

Picturesque small bay where the green pine tree vegetation reaches the sea, offering a special color to the waters and creating a nice shadow.

Monastiri Beach

Its name derives from the Zoodochou Pigi Monastery located in the nearby hill. It is surrounded by pine forest and hosts a small beach bar.

Vagionia Beach

At the north of Poros, it's an organized small pebble beach ideal for underwater fishing & with an amazing sea bottom that hosts an ancient city.

Russian Naval Station Beach

In a picturesque bay of dense vegetation and by the ruins of the Russian Naval Station, it offers equipment that makes it wheelchair accessible.

Kanali Beach

Within 8 minutes of walking distance from Poros port, it's a shallow-water, sandy beach with access to several beach bars and nearby tavernas.

Poros Day Trips

Epidaurus

Do you want to watch a play in the same theater ancient Greeks did? The Epidaurus theater festival is an unforgettable, almost mystic, experience.

Poros Island Hopping

Methana

On a peninsula of volcanic origin, here you can enjoy thermal springs, geological formations, and beautiful beaches. It's an ideal place for families.

Questions & Answers about Poros

Why Visit Poros?
  • Also called small Venice since it consists of 2 islands separated by a narrow strait.
  • It has very easy boat access either from Piraeus or from the Peloponnese coast.
  • Picturesque old town stands for the architecture of the neoclassical mansions.
Is Poros one island of two?

Poros is located close to Athens, just 58 km from the port of Piraeus, and consists of two islands. The small island where the Poros Town is located called Sferia, and is of volcanic origin. While the bigger island in the north is called Kalavria. The two different parts of Poros are connected by a bridge.

How are the beaches in Poros?

Poros even though is a rather small island has many beaches and many of them are stand for their distinctive beauty. Some of them are very close to the city and can be reached on foot while some others are only reachable by small boats.

What beaches of Poros are the most famous?

One of the most popular is the beach of Kanali, which can be reached on foot from the town of Poros. Askeli, a beach on the other hand provides many beach-volley courts. Vagionia beach is ideal for divers who can admire the ancient"Sunk City". Limanaki tis Agapis, or the "small port of love", is a small gulf where the pine trees reach the sea and give to the water a special green-blue color. Other famous beaches are Alykes, Plaka, and the beach of Russian Naval station. For water sports lovers, the beach of Neorio is probably ideal since there are facilities for water skiing and water polo.

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