Poros is a green island situated in the Saronic Gulf, 32 nautical miles from the Piraeus harbour of Athens. It includes two islands, both Sphairia and Kalaureia, which are connected by a bridge over a narrow isthmus.
The town of Poros is a beautiful and picturesque place with neoclassical buildings, the old historic clock, the traditional architecture built amphitheatrically on the slopes of a hill. Peer into the history and tradition of the island through a visit to its Archaeological and its Folklore Museums. Visit also the Temple of Poseidon, the Zoodohos Pigi Monastery –the most impressive ecclesiastical monument on the island, the Russian naval base and the Residence of Governor Kapodistrias. Follow a route through the narrow streets of the town that will lead you up to a hill, where the trademark of the island stands: the historic Clock tower, where you can relax and enjoy a panoramic view of the whole town.
In the north of Poros island, you can admire the ancient ruins of the temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea, which was the center of ancient Amphictyony and Calabria, according to the archaeologists.
With pine trees hanging over the sea, charming beaches and important attractions, the Saronic Islands in Greece are little paradise islands near Athens. Poros is also famous for its beautiful beaches, stretching uninterrupted along the island’s coastline. Swim in the crystal clear waters of the long and sandy beach of Askeli; the hotels and bars situated here make it an interesting tourism resort with buzzing nightlife. Enjoy a unique natural shade!
Poros, with its wonderful architecture and significant historic sites, is considered one of the best places for unforgettable, carefree holidays. It is ideal for family holidays and for people who love water sports. The lemon grove, classical houses and the temple of Poseidon are places that choose to see the most visitors.