SARONIC GULF ISLAND OF POROS

CYCLADES ISLAND GREECE

Pronunciation: 'por-rhos' / Tel. code: 2928 / Poros Port Authority: tel: 22274 / Tourist Police Tel.: 22256

How to get to Poros

By Ferry

Many daily connections with Piraeus' Marina Zeas and to Aegina, Hydra and Spetses. Also to mainland Peloponnese: Methana, Galatas, Tolo, Naufplion, Kyparissia, and Monemvassia less frequently.

GREEK ISLAND OF POROS: GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Poros is the closest Saronic Gulf island to the Peloponnese and the 4th closest to Piraeus and Athens (29 mi.). A small island, it has 23 sq. mi. of land mass and 43 km. of coast. There are about 4000 inhabitants. Its gently rolling hills and greenery provide a nice contrast to the stark barrenness of its Cycladic Greek island cousins. Poros is a a less trendy island than Hydra and where real Greeks are more likely to be found along with lower prices and less fanfare. Don't look for well know international boutiques on Poros. It does receive its share of one day cruise ships and in can be very busy in high summer. Once again, due to its popularity, accommodations on the weekend are more expensive. If you go in season, book your rooms well in advance.