Poros Island

Poros consists of two islands: Sphairia in the south which is of volcanic origin and where its major city is located, and Kalaureia, also known as Kalavria or Calauria, which is the largest part of the island chain. A bridge connects the two islands over a narrow strait.

Poros is an island with a rich flora of pine forests alongside picturesque villages and organized beaches with crystal clear waters and small private coves. The island has also a good road network which makes it a popular resort for short stays and holidays.

On the island, you can find cozy cafes and restaurants, plenty of shops and a lively waterfront.

The main attractions of the island are the Temple of Poseidon (built circa 520 BC), the Archaeological and Folklore Museums of the Zoodohos , Pigi Monastery, which is one of the most impressive religious monument on the island and the Clock Tower, which stands on the hill overlooking the town.

There are two buses that connect the port of Poros to the entire island. The first goes to Askeli and Monastiri and the second to Neorio, Love Bay, and the Russian Bay. The bus schedule is very frequent.

Beaches:



Askeli Beach

The beach is located on one side of the village of Askeli. It is long, with golden sand and deep crystal clear water. It is also one of the busiest beaches in Poros Island and you can find bars, shops, and taverns alongside. You can reach the beach by local bus or taxis from Poros Town.

Love Bay Beach

This small beach and bay is a paradise on earth. The beach is adorable and on it you can find white pebbles, golden sand, and clear waters. The superb beach and its narrow coastline is surrounded by pine trees and verdant vegetation. Russian Bay Beach- The charming bay, the golden sand, the calm sea water and overall serenity that surrounds the beach, makes the Russian Bay, probably, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.

Mikro Neorio Beach

This beach is located north-west of Poros Town and here you can find long sandy beaches with crystal clear waters and high pine trees which follow the beach meeting the sea. Many restaurants, taverns, and hotels can be found near the beach.

Monastiri Beach

The beach is located northeast of Poros Town. Amazing views make this beach another small paradise. You can enjoy water sports and underwater diving too.

Kanali Beach

Alongside the crystalline waters of Poros Town you can find beautiful, long, sandy beaches, neighbored by lively taverns with amazing views over the open sea.

Vayionia Beach

The beach is located north of Poros Town and is rarely visited by tourists. The sandy and pebble beach stretches along the bottom of a beautiful valley full of vegetation and citrus trees. You can also see the ruins of an ancient city under the sea a few meters from the shoreline. You must reach the beach by private transport as there is no bus service.

Kalavria Beach

The beach is located on the eastern coast of Poros and has a wonderful pebble beach with clean and calm waters. The beach is rarely visited by tourists. You can find a small tavern where you can enjoy traditional food or cocktails. You can reach the beach by bus or private transport from Poros Town.

You can get around the island either by public buses, taxis or you can use the services of a rental company. Transport connections are good, only a few beaches being accessible solely by private transport.