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This is actually two islands with a narrow passage between the two from whence the island gets its name; Poros meaning ‘crossing’.
The distance from Piraeus is 48km
It is separated from Galatas which is on the mainland, by 200 metres.
The two islands are called Spheria which is where the port of Poros is and Kalavria. The two parts are joined by a bridge.
In 2008 at the Bejing Olympics, the island’s Dimitris Mouyias won a silver medal and the islanders are justly proud of this acheievment.
The island’s port or Poros is extremely picturesque and inviting. Wandering around the town and up into the higher parts of the town is a rewarding and delightful experience. One front yard is full gourds which have been hollowed out and are used as decorations. Many houses and walls are covered with bougainvillea and the town is mostly paved terraces with stones slabs.
There are many delightful hotels, rooms, villas and houses in which to stay. The view across the strait to the mainland is beautiful and stretches out in the distance to mountains which are sometimes snow-capped in the winter months.
Sports and activities
There are water-sports available on the many beaches.
How to get there
By ferry, hydrofoil and catamaran from the port of Piraeus or from Galatas, on the mainland opposite, by car-ferry or water taxi.
What to see
The island is small enough to explore on foot in many cases while there is a bus and taxi service too. The area on the mainland is also of interest. A car would be needed to see most of the places on the mainland.
The Archaeological Museum is in Poros town as is the island’s focal point, the clock tower.
The beach at Neorlo is backed by pine trees. At Askeli there is also a similar beach. Both beaches are about 3 km away from the town.
High up on the island in the Nunnery of Zoodochos Pigi (Wellspring of Life – Source of Life). There are traces of the temple of Poseidon on the centre of the island.
On the mainland visit the so called lemon forest which is an area of lemon orchards about 10 kilometres further down the coast from Galtatas. Ancient Troizina is also near to Galatas in the other direction. Visit the devil’s bridge (Diavoloyefiro) and, if you are brave and can walk down the steep and winding walls of the gorge, a delightful pool at the bottom of a water-fall.
Near the modern village of Troizina is the ancient acropolis. The site has well preserved fortifications and is worth seeing. Magoula is also an ancient site and has vaulted tombs from the 15th and 16th BC and the remains of a Mycenaean acropolis.
Theseus was born and raised here and subsequently raised the boulder his father had placed there thus retrieving his father’s sandals ans sword and travelling to Athens to find his father, Aegeus and following his destiny to Crete where he outwitted the Minotaur at Knonossos.
Dryopi, which is a prehistoric settlement, is home to a Geometrical cemetery and a Classical fort. Along the route from Galatas you can see Mount Ortholithi and the village of Ano Fanari.
The small settlement of Kalloni has a pebbly beach, fish tavernas and rooms to rent.
The wetlands of Psifta are stunning and are home to spectacular reeds and rushes and different types of birds.