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Trip to Poros: Review of the Top Places of Interest on Poros Island

October 25, 20226 min read.

About the Island Poros (Greece)

The island of Poros is located in the Saronic Gulf, southeast of Greece. Poros is a very good opportunity to spend a weekend if you are in Athens. In fact, many tourists who want to get to know other beaches outside of Athens go to Poros, which is an hour away from the Greek capital.

When we talk about Poros, we must clarify that it is made up of two different islands called Kalavria (the largest) and Spheria (the smaller one, in which the center is located and which is of volcanic origin). There is a bridge between them.

Poros has 4,000 inhabitants and its landscape is characterized by its extensive vegetation, temperate climate, and mountainous soil. The main city, homonymous, was built on a hill and its port has direct access to Athens and nearby islands, such as Aegina or Hydra.

In addition, this island played an extremely important role during the independence of Greece and resulted in the first naval base in the country. In terms of mythology, Poros is said to be the island of Poseidon, the Greek deity of the oceans.

Travel to Poros (Greece)

If you want to visit Poros, Greece, you should keep in mind that there is only one way to do it: by ferry. But of course! You have options to do it. The most common thing among travelers who visit Poros is to take a boat from Piraeus, the port of Athens, to the islands of the Saronic Gulf. In the case of Poros, it is 1 hour by hydrofoil (a smaller and faster boat) and 2 hours by ferry. You can also travel to Poros by sailing boat, but that's another detail. Other islands with which it is common to establish a connection are Agistri, Aegina, Hydra, and Spetses.

Getting Around in Poros (Greece)

If you plan to travel to Poros, we recommend that you take into account that to explore the island on foot, by bicycle, public transport or car. In the case of a bike or car, you can rent either of these two at multiple points on the island.

Best Beaches in Poros (Greece)

The island of Poros has different sandy beaches to which visitors go, mainly on weekend trips to Greece. These are the most important attractions of the location and develop the island's tourism. Here we mention the top beaches in Poros. Some of them are: Askeli Beach, Vagionia Bay, Russian Naval Station Beach, Kanali Beach, Love Bay, Mikro Neorio Beach, and Perlia Beach.

All of them have restaurant services, bars, umbrella rental, snorkeling and, best of all, most of them have a large amount of sand and beautiful vegetation around them.

Best Things to Do in Poros (Greece)

Here we tell you about the top attractions of the island of Poros, Greece.

Forest of lemon trees in Poros

Poros is an island famous for its lemon grove, which has direct views of the Peloponnese. Sure, sounds dreamy, doesn't it? This forest was the setting for various works, such as the famous tale of the same name by Kosmas Politis, a Greek writer, and film director, where life in the countryside in 1930 is portrayed, along with iconic animals from Greece, the donkeys.

Archaeological Museum of Poros

Every city in Greece usually has a characteristic museum. In the case of the city of Poros, in Koryzi Square, you can find this beautiful museum that houses different archaeological objects dating from ancient times. Among them, we can mention stone engravings, ceramics, steles, Hellenistic figures, vessels, sculptures, and objects from the Temple of Poseidon.

The schedule of the Archaeological Museum of Poros is from 10:00 to 20:00 and general admission costs €2.

Temple of Poseidon at Poros (Greece)

It is located in the center of the island and dates back to the 6th century BC. Due to different natural catastrophes, only the ruins remain of this temple. However, it is exciting to visit, as you will be able to see Doric and Ionic columns among the remains.

Poros clock tower (Greece)

It is the symbol of Poros, which dates back to 1927 and was built in the highest area of ​​the city. Every traveler on the way to the island will see this attraction peer out from the waters of the Saronic Gulf. In turn, no matter where you are in Poros, you will always have him in your sights. From its top, you can see the entire bay of Poros and take impressive photos of K****astelli, a very picturesque area.

Eating in Poros (Greece)

If you ask questions about the traditional Poros cuisine, then we will tell you about the most important typical dishes of the island.

Poros Saganaki Mussels

It is one of the specialties of the famous Greek cuisine restaurant called Panorama Resto, which is located in Askeli and has unmissable views of the sea. This dish is a cheese scramble with fried mussels, accompanied by a sautéed carrot, celery, bay leaf, onion, and garlic and served with parsley on top.

Lemon Stuffed Sardines

This is another traditional food from the island of Poros. Do you remember the lemon tree forest that we mentioned before? Well, that's where this recipe comes from. In its preparation, the sardines are accompanied by notes of lemon, mint, garlic, olive oil, and pepper and are wrapped in vine leaves and grilled. Finally, the dish is served. You can find this delicious preparation in different complexes of Askeli Beach.

Poros Daglis Macarons 

If you are passionate about lemons, be sure to visit the Confectionery Workshop in the lemon forest! They dedicate their production of sweets to this fruit.

You can also find a family business, Amygdalota Porou Dagklis, which is dedicated to almond pastries, especially Poros macarons (also called daglis macarons), a delicious combination of almonds and macaroons. In addition, you can try almond liqueurs and ice creams, a fruit that the producers themselves plant and collect.

How do you get to Poros island?

Ferries to Poros: If you are wondering how to travel to Poros, you can get to the island by ferry, from nearby islands. For example, you can visit Poros from Athens or go from Hydra to Poros. Boats from Athens usually take between one and two hours, depending on the type of service you choose.

Get to Poros by car: Another form to get to Poros is by driving to the village of Galatas (Peloponnese), which is around 2 hours from Athens, and from there, catch a ferry to Poros.

Nearest airport to Poros island

There is no airport on Poros island, so the International Airport of Athens is the closest to Poros.

Go from the port of Poros to the town

The port of Poros is located in the center of the city, so you can easily reach your accommodation by taxi, public transport, private transfer or even on foot.

How do you travel around Poros?

If you plan to travel to Poros, we recommend that you take into account that to explore the island on foot, by bicycle, public transport or car. In the case of a bike or car, you can rent either of these two at multiple points on the island. So, cars are allowed on Poros!

What to eat in Poros?

Greek gastronomy stands out internationally for its mixture of Mediterranean flavors, where the famous Greek olive oil is used. From the Greek breakfast to local products, are some of the specialties that you will try on your trip. We recommend traditional Greek dishes like the spanakopita pie filled with spinach and feta cheese.

Where to eat in Poros (Greece)

Most of the beaches on the island of Poros have restaurants of gastronomic excellence around them, with spectacular views of the sea. We mention some of them: Poseidon Restaurant, Taverna Garden, Askeli Resto, Panorama Resto, Apagio Taverna, among others.

Shopping in Poros

If you are wondering where to shop on Poros Island, you should know that the center has a wide variety of shops selling everything from fashion items to traditional Greek attire, jewelry, ceramics, fabrics, and more. We name some of these complexes for you to take into account.

  1. Citronne Gallery: specializing in the sale of works of art and clothing;
  2. Ergani Workshop: great if you are looking to make gifts, or buy perfumes and decoration objects.
Best time to travel to Poros (Greece)

The best months to visit Poros island are April, May, June, September, and October when the weather is warm but bearable. You can take a dip in the sea of ​​the Saronic Gulf without suffering from the high temperatures.

Accommodation in Poros (Greece)

Poros is an island that is increasingly popular with tourists from all over the world, so we recommend that you book your accommodation in Poros at least 5 months in advance.

How many days to stay in Poros (Greece)

Poros Island is usually visited during weekends, so we recommend dedicating 2-3 days to enjoying its attractions and beaches.

Is Poros (Greece) safe?

Poros is an extremely safe island to travel to. In fact, you will be able to observe police officers on its streets protecting the safety of tourists.

The official currency of the island of Poros

The official exchange rate in Poros is, as in the rest of Greece and Europe, the euro.

Costs of the trip to the island of Poros

To know the costs of excursions on the island of Poros, you can contact one of the Greca representatives.

How much money to take to Poros Island

The money you need to take to Poros will depend on what type of trip you decide to do since the costs vary considerably. We recommend that you plan on spending between €50-€100 per person, per day.

What to wear in Poros Island

This will depend on the date you visit the island. If you go in summer, we recommend that you always carry a cap or hat with you, sunglasses, and light and light clothing.

Is Poros worth visiting?

Absolutely! Poros Island will move you with its warmth, beautiful natural landscapes, and architectural style. This is a great destination if you find yourself in Athens.

Book a trip to Poros Island

To book a trip to Poros, you can contact one of Greca's sales representatives or contact us through our official page, completing the form on your site and date of interest.

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