Poros is a small Greek island in the Saronic Gulf northeast of
the Peloponnese, just 300 metres from the coast of Galatas. At the
same time Poros is a municipality of the Attica prefecture district
of Piraeus. The capital of Poros is build on a small volcanic
peninsula in the south. On the island are the foundations of a
temple of Poseidon. Characteristic of the southern of the island is
a dense vegetation with pine. The island has a surface of 31 square
km and has about 4,000 inhabitants. In the north and north-east
there olives and citrus fruits are grown, in
Poros there are
installations of fish breeding, on the high level Fousas thrives
there is wine production. In addition, the tourism infrastructure of
the island is well developed.
Poros has a volcanic origin like
Aegina and Methana. Geological
there is a volcano of Poros in the ditch of Epidaurus, a heavily
loaded tectonic zone, which extends from south to north on the east
coast of the Peloponnese. The strait between Galatas and Poros is
one of them and has reduced since antiquity. Pausanias says that he
has waded through the swamp, between the two places, now this is up
to 4 meters deep in the sea.
On Poros there are many old houses, including the main town in its
picturesque appearance. The island is a tourist destination of
Athens and easy to reach with regular passenger ferries and
hydrofoils from Piraeus.
Among in it attractions of the island is the small archaeological
museum in the town of Poros with finds from the
from the Mycenaean acropolis Maghoula at Galatas and Mycenaean finds
from the sanctuary of Methana . The ancient name of Poros was Pogon.
Recently, experts said that on the hill Maghoula in Galatas located
probably the grave of the mythical hero
Theseus. Unlike other busy islands like
Mykonos Poros is ideal for relaxing holidays.
New Aegli Hotel Poros
A nice hotel to stay on Poros is the New Aegli Hotel, located
about 1 mile from the town of Poros. Situated in a peaceful
environment with nice views to the blue sea and is surrounded by pine
trees .The guest will enjoy the landscape of Poros island from the
balconies of the hotel. In New Aegli hotel you will find a
restaurant, Piano bar, and internet cafe. The hotel has a private
beach and among other activities Nea Aegli organises every weekend
Greek musical nights with traditional songs and dances. In the area
you can enjoy many outdoor activities like waterspouts, fishing,
diving and snorkelling.
Kalimera Hotel Poros
hotel Kalimera located very near to the town of Poros and closed to
the beach. This is a new build complex of apartments and studios in
a traditional island style where the guest will enjoy the typical
Greek hospitality of the beautiful island of Poros. The area witch
Kalimera located is the Perlia, 1 mile from Poros and 200 meters
from the beach of Kanali.