Posted on: 14/Jan/2010 An Island of peace, romance with remarkable architecture, ovegrown with pine, lemon and olive trees and with many beautiful sandy beaches
Poros is the island of peace, romance but also many water sport activities and culinary events. It is overgrown with pine trees which reach the rugged shores or the sandy beaches. The pass of Poros is magical surrounded by pine trees, olive trees and lemon trees.
The beauty of this place has impressed and has been praised by prominent literary people such as the nobelist Giorgos Seferis, Kosmas Politis, Kostis Palamas, Ioulia Dragoumi and the American writer Henry Miller. Many of the houses of Poros are samples of the neoclassical architecture. One can distinguish the Deimezi building made of grey and red stone and Grivas' shop, with its wide doors and the very beautiful interior decoration. Villa Galini, among the most beautiful houses of Poros, has hosted great personalities of the Arts and Literature.
Poros Island Greece is part of the Saronic Islands and is 2, 5 hours away from Piraeus (by ferry) and only 10 minutes away from the coastline of the Peloponnesus. It is a verdant and beautiful island with neoclassical and Venetian architecture, picturesque and authentic villages and wonderful sandy and pebble beaches with crystalline deep blue waters. All those charms and beauties make it a perfect island for relaxing and peaceful holidays.
The houses by the sea are big and neoclassical in contrast to the simple two - floored houses in Brinia, Mylos, Pounta and Kasteli.
At the center of town you can find the archaeological museum, the library, reception rooms, and on the beach there's an open air cinema.
There are great accommodation possibilities, some of them family run with decades of history in hospitality and gastronomy.
We have been impressed by their pleasant and smooth way of running their business and the great workshops they offer for leisure, pleasure including culinary workshops. Odyssey is one of these family run accommodation and culinary destinations in Greece. We are grateful for the special way they have shown Poros to us.
There is also plenty of choice in accommodation for all tastes and surprising little taverns spread amongst Poros.
Along the pier, the visitor sees plenty of cafeterias, restaurants, tourist shops, many bars and discos with foreign and Greek music.
On the outskirts of the town in Northwest there are the Military Navy facilities, the Progymnastirio, the first residence of Othon. That is where today the pretraining of the sailors takes place. After the Progymnastirio, a small canal separates Spheria from Kalavria.After Sinikismos (Settlement) the visitors follow the footpath that continues along passing through a wonderful area full of pine trees. The picturesque church dedicated
to Virgin Maria, the trees and the running water give to this place an exceptional beauty. Moreover the visitors can enjoy the wonderful view that the nature offers.
Another picturesque church the visitors will meet until they finally arrive to Palatia where the Ancient Temple of Posidonas exists.
Today Poros with its traditional local color, its picturesque, its cosmopolitan life and modern facilities is a destination of a good taste!