Poros for everyone
Its close distance from Piraeus makes Poros an ideal destination for everyone. Read how you can use your time on the favorite island of the Saronic Gulf, whether it is a weekend or more.
Transfer to Poros
You will reach Poros in one hour by flying dolphin or in 2.5 hours by conventional ferry from Piraeus. The second way is the transition from Galata to the Peloponnese. In this case the journey takes only ten minutes. From there, things get easy, even if you do not have your own vehicle. Poros has a very good road network which means that buses, taxis and sea taxis are at your disposal for your transportation.
Culture and history
Although a small island, Poros has an Archaeological Museum with exhibitions dating from the Mycenaean to Roman times. The neoclassical building of the Municipal Library of Poros offers something different, where the permanent exhibition "Shells & Sea" is hosted. Otherwise, do not miss a visit to the Clock Tower in Kastelli. It is visible from every point of the island, as it is located on a hill, which you can easily climb. It overlooks Galata and the nearest coast of the Peloponnese island. Another stop you need to make is at the Russian Naval Station. It was built in 1834 for the purpose of supplying the Russian Fleet and is a protected monument. Just opposite is the islet of Daskalio.
It is worth seeing the Monastery of Zoodochou Pigi Kalavreia which dates from the 18th century. It is 4 km from the center of the island and at the entrance there is the famous spring, known for its healing properties. Profitis Elias is built on the second highest peak of the island, "drowned" in the pines. On the other hand, like every island, Poros has many temples, mainly parish, scattered in its area. As for the Diocese, it is the imposing church of the Annunciation.
Cross Galatas to cross the unique Lemon Forest, an area with over 30,000 lemon and orange groves, waters and watermills that belongs to Poros. This is a protected area by the European Union. Back on the island, walk to the famous Harbor of Love, a green cove full of pines in the west of the island. There you can enjoy your swim in the turquoise waters, if you are on the island in summer. In any case, Poros is ideal for endless hours of hiking, so you can discover its natural beauties.
If you exercise and stay in Poros for a while, invest in swimming, cycling, hiking or kayaking. You will definitely find your own sports program at Saronic Outdoor Activities, whether you are an amateur or preparing for a race. If you are on the island in winter, dare mountain biking, road biking or mountain running for an unforgettable experience.
Like any island, Poros can not miss the local delicacies. Macaroons, coconuts, homemade sweets and lemon drinks from the famous Lemon Forest and other citrus fruits. Poros has an olive mill and a winery with local oil and wine respectively. Otherwise, on the island you will find Trizinia honey, lemonade from Lemon Forest lemons, baked goods and original cooking recipes from local restaurants that are worth trying.
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