Are you looking information for a daily trip to Poros from Nafplio? This article can be your full guide with information on how to spend a day to Poros Island! Poros is one of the Islands at the Saronic. In Poros you can find different beaches, some of them with amazing green color, you can walk at the downtown and find some traditional taverns!
Leaving from Nafplio you have to drive to Galatas, the sister town of Porors at the eastern part of Peloponnese, from where you can take the ferry and within 10 mins to be on the island. The cost is 1â‚¬ per person while the car will cost 6â‚¬ each way. You can buy tickets at the kiosk next to the departure of the ferry at Galatasâ€™ port and you do not need to reserve tickets as there are boats going back and forth every half an hour.
You can find directions to Galatas port HERE.
Beaches in Poros
Mikro Neorio Beach â€“ Directions HERE
Megalo Neorio Beach â€“ Directions HERE
Love Bay â€“ (Highly Recommended) – Directions HERE
Russian Naval Station Bay â€“ Directions HERE
Vagionia Bay â€“ Directions HERE
Monastiri Beach â€“ Directions HERE
Askeli Beach â€“ (Highly Recommended) – Directions HERE
Things to do in Poros
Town Of Poros â€“ Clock Tower â€“ Monument of the Fallen Heros
One of the most scenic Islands of Greece, Poros! The ancient volcano is responsible that Poros town is separated with a small canal with the rest Island. At the town of Poros you will find a lot of different yachts and boats. In a small hill is the town built, where you can walk and find different stores and traditional taverns, while some of them are located right next to the sea!
At the town of Poros is located one of the symbols of the Island on a rocky pedestal, the clock tower that was erected in 1927. The tower faces to the west so it is worth to be there during the sunset for amazing photos!
In addition, at the downtown you can find the monument of the fallen Heroes right next to the port.
Directions to Town of Poros â€“ HERE
Directions to the Monument of the Fallen Heroes – HERE
Archeological Museum Of Poros
Alexandros Koryzis, the prime minister in Greece in 1941 has donated his old residence that was built in 1967-1968 for the purpose of creating the archeological museum of Poros. In the museum you can find two exhibits from the entire Troezenian (Poros, Galatas, Troezen, ethane and other areas) as well as some finds from older excavations at Hermione.
Directions to the Museum of Poros â€“ HERE
The Temple of Poseidon â€“ Archeological Site of Kalavria
The Temple of Poseidon is dated back in the 6th century BC. Today there are only mere ruins left over and is located at the Northern part of the island. The structure of the Temple is in Doric architecture and its dimensions are 27.4×14.4 m while there are six columns on its short side and 12 on the long side that reflect the Ionian style of architecture.
The Temple used to be the center of the Kalaureian amphictyony that functioned voluntary in co-operative for dealing with religious as well as civil issues for city-states including Epidaurus, Prassies, Hermione, Aigina and Athens.
Directions to the Temple of Poseidon â€“ HERE
The Ancient Olive Press
Greece is very popular for its olive oil. The country and especially the Peloponnese region is full of olive trees. From the ancient times there were olive presses all across the country, at some villages even two or more in order to cover the demand from the olives that were coming from the olive trees in order to get the olive oil.
Once olives were collected and put into sacks in the field, they were carried to the olive press. Men or donkeys would push the large wooden handles that would put into motion the mill stones pressing the lives and turning them into paste. The owners of the olive presses were paid with a commission from the olive oil that each farmers production would produce. The same procedure is even nowadays but with an automated olive press and less hands-on procedure.
Directions for the Ancient Olive Press â€“ HERE
The Holy Zoodoxos Pigi Monastery
The monastery of Zoodoxos Pigi on the island was built by Archbishop lacovos, who built the monastery next to the spring because he was cured of lithiasis after drinking holy water from the spring. The monastery once served as a refuge for soldiers fighting for the 1821 War of Independence. The first governor of Greece, Ioannis Kapodistrias established the first Ecclesiastical School that had 15 students at the Monastery. Aside the churches vestibule you can find the tombs of was heroes Manolis Tombazis and Nicholas Apostolis.
Directions to the Monastery – HERE
Restaurants in Poros Island
Apagio Taverna – Directions HERE
Kanali Beach-Bar Restaurant – Directions HERE
Poseidon Taverna – Directions HERE
Petros Taverna – Directions HERE
Primasera – Directions HERE
White Cat – Directions HERE