Poros looks like a simple prolongation of Argolis Peloponesse, since the isthmus that separates it from the Mainland of Peloponesse is narrow. You get a feeling that Poros is a small Vosporus. Looking around makes one feel like being embraced by the island and its environment.
An hours journey on the Hydrofoil and you have already reached Piraeus, the port of Athens, where you can make ferry or high-speed connections to most of the Islands, such as Santorini, Myconos, Paros, Naxos, Ios, Sifnos, Crete, Rhodes and almost every Greek island.Poros is so close to Athens that you could wake up in the morning and in just a little more than an hour be walking around Acropolis, shopping in the flea market or wandering around Plaka looking for gifts or a nice place for lunch.
Visitors to Poros, immediately become witnesses to a strip of crystal clear waters, fringed by scenery that is blessed by mother-nature.In a three minutes boat ride you are on Peloponnesus mainland, ready to explore Nafplion, one of the most beautiful towns in Greece, the ancient Mycenae, as well as the Epidavros village and the most famous theatre all over the world, the Ancient theatre of Epidavros.
POROS lays right in the middle of the Saronic Gulf. You need an hour journey on the Ferry or half an hour on the Hydrofoil to visit Aegina Island, half an hour journey to explore Hydra Island and less than an hour on the Hydrofoil for a daily tour to Spetses.
The Island revolves in cubistic planes, one of walls and windows, one of rocks and goats, one of stiff blown trees and shrubs and so on. Yonder, where the mainland curves like a whip, lie the wild lemon groves and there in the spring young and old go mad from the fragrance of sap and blossom. You enter the harbor of Poros swaying and swirling, a gentle idiot tossed about amidst masts and nets in a world which only the painter knows. To sail slowly through the streets of Poros is to recapture the joy of passing through the neck of the womb. It is a joy too deep almost to be remembered.
Poros Island, apart from its own beauty, gives good reasons to anyone who might want to visit Athens, Peloponnesus and the Aegean Islands, and at the same time avoid staying in Athens. If you plan to visit Greece, to see the islands and the major archeological sites, Poros is the greatest Athens alternative.
Προβολή Poros σε χάρτη μεγαλύτερου μεγέθους