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Culture & History
Poros island is one of the islands of the Saronic Gulf.
In Poros town you can admire the old historic clock which was built at the beginning of the 20th century over a hill above the harbor of Poros town.
In Poros, you can admire the traditional architecture of the picturesque neoclassical houses built on the 19th century.
In the north of Poros island, you can admire the ancient ruins of the temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea, which was the center of ancient Amphictyony and Calabria, according to the archaeologists.
If you visit Poros island, you have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of sports, such as cycling, water skiing and hiking. Poros also provides one of the largest water ski schools.
If you love nightlife, the island also provides you with a rich variety of nightbars, clubs, restaurants and beach bars.
What to see
In the north of Poros island, you can admire the ancient temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea according to Greek mythology. It was built around 520BC using Doric architecture. Close to the temple, there was also another ancient temple which was sunk.
At Poros town, you can admire the hallmark of Poros town, the old clock which was built almost a century ago. The clock was built on the hill above Poros harbor and is visible from every corner of the town. From the clock, you can enjoy a magnificent view over the town and the Saronic Gulf.
Thanks to its easy and convenient access to the mainland of Peloponnese, you can easily explore the surrounding areas such as:
The Lemon Forest in Galata village, around 5 minutes drive from the port of the island. This unique forest of lemon trees has been declared as a protected area by the European Union.
You must also visit the unique ancient theatre of Epidaurus, located at 40min drive from the island.
Another important monument is the Ancient Mycenae. One of the most important archaeological sites in the Peloponnese and very close to the theater of Epidaurus.
The volcano of Methana. Methana is really close to Poros island, just 30min drive. Methana is widely known for its volcano that erupted around 300BC and formed the surrounding area.
Access & Transport
You can reach Poros island by boat but also by car/bus.
By boat from Piraeus
Poros is accessible by ferryboat that departs from the port of Piraeus every day. The journey lasts around 2 hours and 15 minutes. The ferryboat also accepts vehicles. For more info you can call at Saronic Ferries tel:210.4117341
You can also reach Poros with the flying dolphins that also depart from Piraeus and arrive at Poros after 1 hour. For more info about the flying dolphins schedule you can contact Flying Dolphins tel: Poros offices: 22980 23423 & 22980 22977 or Piraeus offices: 210-41.99.000
By boat from Galata village/Peloponnese
You can also reach Poros from Galata village by ferryboat or water taxis. The journey lasts 10 minutes and the ferries depart every 30 minutes. To reach Galatas from Athens, you follow the National Road to Corinth, you go off at the exit Epidavros and then you follow the signs to Galatas. (distance 195km)
There is a daily bus route from Peloponisou bus station ( tel. 210-5124910-11-12) that arrives at Galatas.
For any information regarding the bus schedules you can contact the bus station at tel:210-5124910-11-12.
On the island of Poros, visitors can use car,local buses and taxis as well as bicycles.