POROS ISLAND FULL DAY


Tours in Poros Island

Poros is a small Greek island in the Saronic Gulf south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a 200-metre wide sea channel, with the town of Galatas on the mainland across the strait. Most activities on the island concentrate in Poros Town, the only village that has all facilities. The first things to notice as the boat enters the port are the elegant Neoclassical houses and the Clock Tower, on the highest hill of the town offering great view to the region. It was built in 1927, is visible from every part of the island and is the jewel of the town. At the center of the town you can find a lot of attractions such as the archaeological museum, the library, the picturesque church of Virgin Maria and the Temple of Poseidon. In the north part of the island there are the ruins of Poseidon's Temple, which was built in 520BC. The main Temple was built in Doric style, though some of its columns were Ionian. Depart from the Temple and go to the Monastery, in this tour we will visit the old historical Holy Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi of Poros is located 4km east of the main city of Poros island and is built on the slope of a pine forest. Although beaches on Poros are not large, they have crystal water. Most of them are organized with umbrellas, beach bars and some sports centres. The most popular beach is Askeli, where most tourist facilities are found.

Poros Island tours highlights
-Scenic ride with the Proastiakos (Suburban train) to Corinth station
-Enjoy the drive on the South-East coast of the Pelopnesse
-Neo Classical buildings
-Archaeological Museums of Poros
-Poros Clock Tower
-Temple of Poseidon
-Small churches, monasteries
-Beautiful beaches

*The ride from Athens to Corinth station takes approximately 1 hour.
*The drive to the port of Galata takes aproximately 1 hour & 15 minutes.
*The boat ride from Galata to Poros takes approximately 15 minutes.


Poros Island
Poros like other islands in the Saronic is a popular weekend destination for Athenian travellers whilst thousands of people visit the island through the year.
An island with rich vegetation, much of the northern and far eastern/western sides of the island are bushy, whereas large areas of old pine forest are found in the south and center of the waterfront.
Poros is a beautiful island with an aristocratic relaxing atmosphere. The picturesque town with green pine trees and crystal water gives the entire island a valuable sense of mind body relaxation.
Askeli,Love Bay and Neorio are organised beaches in Poros island while there are nice secluded coves around the island to enjoy your privacy.
Head to the main town and enjoy lunch or dinner with refreshments/drinks at the many restaurants and tavernas that line up the waterfront.
Discover the Monastery of Zoodohos Pigi above Askeli and explore the archaeological site of the Temple of Apollo with breathtaking views of the island.
Activity level: Moderate
Duration: Full day
Type: Shopping, Island Sightseeing, Walking, Sea, Full Day
    Quality Transport
    Wifi Services
Admission to archeological sites
Certified tour guide
Personal expenses
Travel insurance
Optional activities