Beaches | Sights

If you have your own car or have rented one, you can easily come from Athens in about 2 hours



    Askeli is the largest and most popular beach. Located just 3 km from the port, it can be reached either by bus (leaving every hour from Heroes Square) or by boat. In the region there are many taverns, restaurants, cafe-bar.


    This secluded beach is located just in front of the landmark, the historical and cultural heritage monument of Russian Dockyard. It is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas and there is also a canteen.


    The Love Bay is known for its natural beauty. The pine trees that reach the shore and are mirrored in the water, give a unique green color that is unforgettable. It is an organized beach with sunbeds, umbrellas and snack-bar.


    Kanali is the closest beach to Niki’s Village (only 250 km). It is organized and is ideal for families as it combines sand and shallow waters.


    Finally, here you will find one of the most popular ski schools in Europe. This beach is located to the west of the island and only 3 km from the port. There are many taverns, literally on the beach, where you can enjoy a variety of homemade dishes.


    It is a beach with sand and pebbles in the north of the island ideal for quieter moments. The distance from the port is about 8 km and you can get here by taxi or your own vehicle.


    Small Neorio is just before the Neorio, just 350m from Niki’s Village and just 2km from the port. It is a very small and cute sandy beach. There are sunbeds and umbrellas for rent and a canteen for coffee, water, toast etc.


    This is an organized beach with crystal clear waters, down the hill from the monastery of Zoodochos Pigi which is worth visiting. The natural landscape with pine forest on the slopes together with the quiet environment really is ideal for relaxation. You can get there by bus starting every hour from the port (Heroes Square).



  • Monastery:

    The natural landscape with the pine forest on the slopes, combined with the quiet environment really is an ideal choice for relaxation. You can get there by a taxi boat that leaves from the port of Poros or by your own means.

  • Clock tower:

    The clock tower stands over the port of Poros and is the trademark of the island offering magnificent views over the port of Poros. To get there, just follow the steps next to Chatzopoulios library. Best time of the day is at sunset.

  • Daskalio Island:

    The islet of Daskalio is located at the northwestern end of the port of Poros and directly opposite from the Russian Bay. It probably got its name from the fact that a "secret school" operated there. In 2002, The Greek Travel Organization called it "EROS", because of the heart shape, and it was a key part of our country's global advertising campaign.

  • The Temple of Poseidon:

    The Temple of Poseidon is located on top of a hill overlooking Vagionia Bay and the Aegean Sea. The location is of particular beauty. Especially in the summer it is cooled by the sea breeze and the location overgrown with pines, offers a pleasant break to the traveller. The buildings of the sanctuary are immediately visible to the visitor just as you enter the site. These are auxiliary buildings that surrounded the temple, the site of which you can approach by walking from thenorth. The temple itself no longer exists and all that remains is the trace of its foundations in the ground.

  • Permanent exhibition "Shells and the sea":

    The permanent exhibition "Shells and the sea" has been hosted at the ChatzopouliosMunicipal Library since 2006. The shells presented in the unique exhibition for the region have been collected from the marine area around Poros and are a donation of Georgios and Helga Kanellakis family. The editing has been done by the Department of Historical Geology and Paleontology of the University of Athens.

  • Chatzopoulios Municipal Library:

    The Municipal Library of Poros was founded in 1976, as a "Model Library" and under the mayorship of Stelios Solomonides. The first donation of books was made during its establishment by the Lambrakis Journalistic Group. These books as well as some older ones that were in the town hall were the first potential. Many other donations followed, mainly from the citizens of Poros, resulting in its enrichment. In 1993, during the mayorship of Spyros Spyridon, the reconstruction of the notes was completed, and/or the photocopying of some pages in which someone is interested. On the ground floor of the building, the permanent exhibition "Shells and the Sea" is also hosted.

  • Dana Lightouse:

    The Dana Lighthouse standing at the mouth of the Poros channel was built in 1870 by the French Society of Ottoman Lighthouses. It is one of the prettiest stone-built square lighthouses in Greece and a monument of modern maritime history. The lighthouse rises to nine meters and its focal length reaches 32 meters. In 2011, the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation completed a total restoration of the lighthouse which is now also a cultural beacon of Greece’s maritime heritage. The lighthouse is less than six kilometers from Poros Town and can be reached over a footpath off the main road after a 15-minute hike. It is a perfect viewing point over the Saronic Gulf and the Methana peninsula.


    Villa Galini is one of the timeless ornaments of Poros and is an example of neoclassicism.

  • MILL:

    At the top of Sphaeria, there is Mylos, which has been declared a protected historical monument by the Ministry of Culture.

  • St. Georges Cathedral:

    The cathedral of Agios Georgios marks the center of Poros Town’s upper sector. The oldest surviving written reference to the church is in the 1828 census under Governor Ioannis Kapodistrias, who lived briefly on the island. The church is widely known for its hagiography which is the work of one of the most important modern Greek artists, Konstantinos Parthenis

  • Archaeological Museun:

    The Poros Archaeological Museum is located on Koryzi Square. It was founded by Christos Fourniadis, an archaeology buff who made it his mission to rescue and preserve Trizinias’s antiquities. The museum exhibits are displayed in two halls, one at ground level and one on the upper floor, with sculptures, epigraphs, architectural elements and other finds from Trizinia, Kalavria, Methana, and the Ermioni area. The most important exhibits in the Poros archaeological collection are a large marble relief of a dog recovered from an ancient structure; a plaster mold of the Troezen stele with Themistocles’s 480 B.C. decree on the Persian invasion; a c. 600 B.C. grave marker from Methana; a 369 B.C. tributary decree by Troezen; and the signed pedestal of a bronze bust of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelias which was a votive from Methana (175-180 B.C.). Exhibits span the Mycenaean Period to the Early Christian era.

  • Monastery:

    The 18th-century Monastery of Zoodohos Pigi, or means life-giving spring, is located about four kilometers from Poros Town on a pine-covered slope and is a unique example of island monastery architecture. Its name derives from the island’s only spring, which is lauded in local tradition for its healing properties. The small compound is noted for its high walls, magical view, and church with a wood-carved iconostasis crafted in Cappadocia in the 17th century. The icon of the Zoodohos Pigi was painted around 1850 by the Italian artist Raphael Ceccoli, who is said to have visited the monastery seeking a cure for his young daughter. Ceccoli is said to have painted the icon in his daughter’s image after she died; the girl is buried in the church courtyard. The graves of Manolis Tombazis and Nikolaos Apostolis, admirals who fought in the 1821 independence war, are also on the monastery grounds. Zoodohos Pigi Monastery can be reached by car or by taxi boats, during the season.

  • Russin Bay:

    The Russian Naval Base (Rossikos) was built amphitheatrically along a picturesque bay west of the island’s harbor. After the end of the Russo-Turkish war, Poros’s sheltered harbor served as the Russian fleet’s supply station where the Russian built an infrastructure that included kitchens for baking ship's biscuits and warehouses for storing coal and other supplies. In the early 20th century, as the Russian Navy’s power began to wane, Greece’s Ambassador to Russia Alexandros Tombazis, a native of Poros, proposed that the tsar cede the base to the Greek Navy. The tsar agreed and the Russian Naval Base was handed over to the Greek Navy, which was based on Poros at the time. The facilities dell into disuse and eventual disrepair; in 1989, the Ministry of Culture declared the Russian naval base’s remnants as historically preserved monument.