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With the Athens port of Piraeus only an hour away on the high-speed ferry service, Poros naturally gets many visitors from the Greek capital, and a fair number of foreign holidaymakers too. There aren’t too many things to do on the island, its main appeal being its very lively main town, Poros Town, an attractive place whose white houses climb up a hill, on top of which is a bell tower and a beautiful view across to the Greek mainland. The town is separated from the mainland by a very narrow strait, and it’s easy to take a boat across and go for some pleasant walks, including to the sweet-smelling lemon groves at Limonodassos. Buses also go ...

With the Athens port of Piraeus only an hour away on the high-speed ferry service, Poros naturally gets many visitors from the Greek capital, and a fair number of foreign holidaymakers too. There aren’t too many things to do on the island, its main appeal being its very lively main town, Poros Town, an attractive place whose white houses climb up a hill, on top of which is a bell tower and a beautiful view across to the Greek mainland. The town is separated from the mainland by a very narrow strait, and it’s easy to take a boat across and go for some pleasant walks, including to the sweet-smelling lemon groves at Limonodassos. Buses also go to the ancient site of Troizen and, with a little more difficulty, to the theater and archaeological site at Epidavros. On Poros itself there are several good beaches, an interesting monastery to see (Moni Zoödohou Pigis), a small archaeological museum in the main town, and an enjoyable walk to the scant remains of a 6th-century temple, the Temple of Poseidon.

Mike Gerrard
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Mike Gerrard is the author of the National Geographic Traveler Guide to Greece, as well as guides to Athens, Crete, Corfu, the Greek Mainland, and the Greek islands for publishers including AA, AAA, Thomas Cook, Dorling Kindersley, Michelin, and New Holland. With his wife Donna Dailey, he also publishes the Greece Travel Secrets website.

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Facts at a Glance

  • Location: A small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, and separated from the Peloponnese by a 200-metre wide sea channel.
  • Language: Greek
  • Currency: Euro
  • Research: Wikipedia | Wikitravel
  • Weather: Rainfall | Daylight

Climate

  • Best Time to Visit:

    Visit in autumn to avoid crowds and see the lemon groves bearing fruit.