Poros, often called “the emerald of the Saronic” is an island which is rightfully regarded to be both an ideal holiday resort and an “escape” from Athens due to its traditional, picturesque scenery and its cosmopolitan way of life with plenty of modern facilities.
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Poros inspires the visitor straight away. As the ferry approaches the port of Poros the visitor can see the historic clock, a landmark of the island, which was built in 1927. The traditional insular town is amphitheatrically built on top of a hill and is full of life combining rest and tranquility, sports and night life. Holidays at Poros delight even the most demanding visitors, as the island offers many sights to see, walks in the picturesque alleys with the whitewashed houses, crystal blue waters, hiking along the verbant paths, a vibrant night life, delicious pleasures in its beautiful tavernas and warm hospitality. Some of the most revered authors and poets have praised its beauty.
Poros is accessible by both land and sea. There are Ferries leaving from Pireus on a daily basis arriving at the island in 2 hours and 15 minutes. There are also Hydrofoil departures which arrive at Poros in 1 hour. It is also possible to travel from Athens by car via Epidavros and Galatas. The distance is 180 klm. From Galatas you can reach Poros in 3m by boat or small ferry.