Poros consists of two islands, the small volcanic islet of Sfairia over which Poros town houses cluster on its hillside and the pine-swathed Kalavria. Poros lies 31 n. miles from the port of Pireaus and is one of the most popular islands for sailing and yachting. Poros bay will offer you many small and quiet spots for relaxing. Poros takes its name from the sea passage that separates the island from the Peloponnesian mainland. The first houses were built in 1463 at the top of the hill. Poros town, Askeli and Neorion are the most popular places for accommodation. Askeli and Neorion are located on the pine-swathed casts of the island providing modern tourism facilities with hotels, restaurants, bars and organized beaches with water sports.Neorion is on the west side and Askeli is on the east side of the island.
We who have written this guide ar a swedish family who have visited Poros twice a year since 1999. During all these years we have always stayed at Panorama Apartments.
Walk along the narrow streets of poros town with the white houses, look at the sunset from Poros clock tower and watch the narrow sea passage with the small boats coming back from the Peloponnesian coast all day long. The natural beauty of the island, that local people have so carefully preserved and exploited, prevails in all beaches in a creation of colours and harmony coexistence of sea, sand and pine trees. It consists of the tiny peninsular Sferia and the main part of the island, Kalavria. During the day, it is easy to relax among the numerous, friendly restaurants and bars and in the evenings you can enjoy the varied and colourful nightlife. Poros town, Askeli and Neorio will guide you to the island local and greek gastronomy. Ouzo with meze, local dishes or mediterranean cuisine either in greek tavernas or restaurants.
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