Poros, Greece

Paroikia (Paros) is the capital and port of Poros, situated 35.5 nautical miles from Piraeus. It is the stands on the site of an ancient city. Tourists are attracted to the Venetian castle, beautiful beaches, lovely little houses, and mountains carpeted with pine trees.

Visitors to Poros arrive at its bustling harbor full of cafes, bars, and restaurants. The island has two lovely beaches at Askeli and Neorio. At Neorio, visitors have the chance to see the "Kimomeni" or the "sleeping woman," which is the silhouette of the hills outlined by the setting sun, and is in the form of a woman lying down. Swimmers will find charming little sandy bays all along the way to Neorio, rimmed with pine trees sloping down to the sea. The approach to Poros by ferry is especially picturesque, and is a great place for lovers of scenic sunsets!

Things to See & Do

* Poros town
* Harbor area
* Askeli and Neorio beaches
* Ruins of Trizinia, Epidauros, Tiryns, and Mycenae
* Poseidon Temple

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Land Area – 31.3 km²
Population – 3,000
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 30

Port Location – The port is centrally located to the town and within walking distance to shops, tavernas and cafes.

Travel Links – The island of Poros has no airport, however from Athens International Airport (eleytherios Venizelos), you can get a bus or a taxi to Piraeus, from where it is a hour ferry trip to Poros.

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