Poros consists of two islands, connected by a bridge: Sferia, the southern part, where Poros Town is located, and Kalavria the northern and largest part. Poros was the site of the first naval base in modern Greece, established in 1827 during the Greek War of Independence, and as a result has a long history of sailing and boat building.
Poros Town is a mixture of traditional and neo-classical with a bell tower - it's the most striking landmark you see as you sail towards the island. As with Hydra many of the shops and cafés lie near the waterfront.
The island sits between Aegina and Hydra and hugs the coastline of the Peloponnese - you can cross to the mainland in five minutes! This makes Poros a great base from which to explore the fantastic sights on the Peloponnese - Epidavros, Mycenae and Nafplion.
Beaches are delightful for those looking for relaxation; there is plenty to see for the more active, including a visit to the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi with its Holy Spring which enjoys an exceptional location on the slope of a pine forest.
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