Description of Poros
is a tranquil place of unique quaintness and beauty named after the narrow sea channel which separates the island of Poros
from the coast of the Peloponnese
. It is famous also as a destination for day-trips especially to yachters and visitors from Peloponnese
. It has seasonal hotels
and many restaurants
and cafes along the seafront, while the beaches are almost covered by pine trees.
Geography of Poros
spans an area of 49,5 sq. km. with a total population of 4.348 residents. Poros
is located west to the coast of Peloponnese
across the town of Galatas
and south to the island of Aegina
History of Poros
consists actually of two islands, Sphairia and Kalaureia. Sfairia is a triangular island on which is built the traditional settlement of Poros
and is connected with Kalaureia by a small bridge. Poros
played a significant role in the Greek State as the first naval port was established here in 1830. Today in the same building of the headquarters is a training centre of the navy.
Sightseeing on Poros
The town of Poros
is built on a hillside and overlooks the facing coast of Trizinia
. The main sight is the Clock which is built on the top of the hill offering great view. Poros
has more than fifteen beaches with pine trees almost reaching the shore. Its natural bays and the moderate winds offer the right conditions for water sports. Mountain lovers can also enjoy the island as the mountainous areas of Poros
are ideal for hiking and mountain biking.
Local Products of Poros
Excellent honey and fruits and vegetables like citrus and tomatoes.
Getting to Poros
By ferry boats departing from Piraeus Port in Athens and from the port of Galatas in Peloponnese.
Best time to visit Poros
All year round. Especially from May till October for summer holidays and swimming.
Useful Phone Numbers on Poros
Tourist Police: +30 22980 22462
Port Authorities of Poros: +30 22980 22274
Health Care Centre: +30 22980 22222