Poros

Poros is a stone’s throw away from Galatas, mainland Greece and about 1 – 2 ½ hours by ferry from Athens. It is a popular boating destination with a vast harbor that winds along with the town of Hora, the capital. Tavernas are along the waterfront with banks, supermarkets, shops, and the famous Clock Tower on the hill. Two islands make up Poros, Kalavria, and Sphairia, where the town is located.

Dock your boat in the popular boating area, Poros.
Poros. Photo by Nonomans on Pixabay.

Places to see:

  • Towns and villages.
  • The scenic waterfront.
  • The Archaeological Museum.
  • The Russian Naval Dockyard Ruins.
  • The Temple of Poseidon.
  • Poros Clock Tower. This landmark clock tower, constructed in 1927, is imposing and has a bit of a hike to reach. However, the view is worth the effort once you’ve reached it.
  • The Holy Monastery of Zoodochou Pigi.
  • Lemonodasis on Galatas.

Things to do:

  • Go to the beach. There are quite a few beaches, such as Askeli Beach, Love Bay Beach, Megalo Neorio Beach, Mikro Neorio Beach, Monastiri Beach, Russian Bay Beach, Kanali Beach, and Panagitsa Beach.
  • Scuba dive. For equipment rental, classes, and organized dive trips, visit Poros Diving Center.
  • Learn to cook like a local. Take a piece of Greece home with you by learning traditional Greek cooking techniques at a Cooking Workshop.
  • Try your hand at weaving. Ergani Weaving Workshop offers classes where you’ll make a woven project to take home.

Climate:

Poros’s Mediterranean climate is warm and temperate. There is more rainfall in the winter than in the summer in Poros. The temperature averages 18.2 °C. The best time to visit is May and October, as these months have the best weather.

Gastronomy:

Like all Greek islands, the food on Poros will not disappoint. There’s a vast array of dishes to enjoy. Try the souvlaki, small pieces of chicken or pork on a skewer, sometimes with tomato, onion, and peppers, and served in pita bread. Tiropita is a cheese pie made in a wood-fired oven. Greek salad made with tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, bell peppers, feta cheese, oregano, olive oil, and salt. Or try delicious spanakoita (spinach pie), pastichio (a type of layered pasta dish), and keftedes (meatballs).

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