Holidays in Poros Greece
The picturesque island of Poros is one of the most famous in the Saronic Gulf, and has easy access by boat from the port of Pireaus in Athens, and also regular connections to and from the harbour of Galatas in the Peloponnese region of Greece.
As well as being a very popular holiday destination for many Athenians, it also attracts visitors from all over the world, who come here to escape the noise and stress of everyday life, and to enjoy the beautiful scenery and peace that the island provides.
Poros is also a very popular destination for short and weekend breaks throughout the year. As soon as you arrive at the harbour of the island, you will be greeted by the large clock that stands high upon a rock that dominates the harbour landscape.
You will see the beautiful landscape of luscious pine trees and the traditional houses that are built amphitheatrically. It is a wonderful image that will stay with all visitors to the island. The famous lemon tree forest adds a touch of pure beauty and simplicity to the overall landscape of the island. The clock is also a popular place for photo opportunities and to admire the beautiful panoramic views out towards that Saronic Gulf and surrounding parts of the island.
Poros is home to some very beautiful sandy beaches, and during the summer months, they are ideal for relaxing under the sun, and allowing visitors to enjoy a refreshing swim.
Some of the beaches you will find on Poros include Mikro Neorio, Magalo Neorio, Kanali, Perlia, Vagonia and the small bays of Agapis and Nafstathmos. Some of these beaches are located in remote places, surrounded by green nature and the charming pine trees. They create an environment where one cannot help but to relax and unwind.
Poros is an island that is well organised for tourism, and visitors will find a wonderful selection of hotels, rooms, apartments and studios to let. There are also many wonderful tavernas and restaurants where you can enjoy a tasty meal. For nightlife, there is a great choice of cafes and bars where you can enjoy a drink.
For those who enjoy walking, you should try and visit the famous Lemon Forest, which is located on the east side of the main town. Between the lemon and orange trees, you will pass by lovely watermills, and also a waterfall which creates a wonderful landscape. There are many hidden treasures on Poros, and by venturing out and exploring, visitors can easily uncover some truly exceptional places of beauty on the island.
With regular ferry boat and flying dolphin connections to the port of Pireaus in Athens and the Zeas marina, as well as the harbours of Galatas in the Peloponnese and the harbour of Aegina.