Poros (Saronic Islands) Ferry Port
Poros is situated in the southern region of the Saronic Gulf. The port is used to connect the Greek island with neighbouring islands belonging to Greece, including popular crossings to and from Kyllini and Piraeus that typically last between one and two hours.
What is there to do in Poros?
Poros’ appeal lies in its location; a short boat ride away from major tourist destinations such as Piraeus and Mykonos, as well as it’s close proximity to Athens, makes it the perfect base for anyone planning a trip around Greece. The island has all the colour and vigour of Athens, except it exudes an aura of tranquillity, emanating from the calm, quiet beaches that decorate the coastline. Most visitors are only there for the day, though labelling Poros as a day-trip island would be doing it a disservice; the charm, food and atmosphere tempt many into staying for an extra day or two.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing holiday on the beach, partaking in some watersports or embarking on a day of sightseeing, Poros adheres to tourists from every walk of life. Walk around the Town Centre’s amphitheatre landscape in the afternoon to bask in the idyllic surroundings and alluring architecture, before stopping to sample some of the delicious local cuisine in the evening. The beaches remain relatively quiet throughout the year, though in summer, Askeli Beach is popular for anyone who fancies their hand on a jet ski. Love Bay beach is perhaps the better option for sunbathing, though its small size can create congestion in prime holiday season.
How do you get around Poros?
Cars are generally not advised in Poros, though buses run from the port to popular areas and taxis are readily available throughout the day. Alternatively, it is more than possible to cover most of it by foot.