Poros

Poros is a Saronic gulf island. Its ancient name was Kalavria. It is located in a small distance from Peloponnisos coastand the other side village Galatas of Trizinias. It is known, among others, for its great lemon forest which is in the above coast whereas it is popular as a place of small escapes from Athens.

The most important sights of the island are the whole town of Poros which is built amphitheatrically on the slopes of a hill and has been identified since 1993as a traditional settlement. The archaeological museum, at Korizi square, which hosts findings from the temple of Poseidon, the ancient Troizina and from other nearby archaeological places. In the north part of the island there are the ruins of the temple of Poseidon, which was the center of Amfiktionia of Kalavria. The exact date of the construction isn’t known although the researchers estimate that it was built around 520 B.C

Besides the important cultural history of the island, Poros provides many beautiful beaches. The most cosmopolitan beach of the island is undoubtedly Askeli, in the east side of Poros, on the way to Monastiri. It is about a Green Bay where its emerald waters meet the clean white sand, composing the perfect place. The beach has been awarded with a blue flag, while it offers many choices of water sports, small taverns and traditional shops.

Shortly after Askeli, someone can meet Monastiri beach, which is a small, quiet shelter. The pine forest, its pebbles and its crystal waters make it an excellent choice for diving with a view to the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi.

One very special beach of Poros is Limanaki of Love, in the west part of the island. Ideal for couples, as its name states, this beach creates unique romantic moments for dives in the blue waters, among very tall pines with a view to Daskalio.