Poros is simply delightful. Beautifully green and covered in thousands of pine trees, Poros is known for its famous ‘Lemon Forest,’ unique in Greece. Walking or biking through the lemon groves is a journey of the senses, with a surprise waterfall in the lush citrus forest. Poros is called the ‘Venice of the Saronic Gulf’ because of its geographical location, separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow channel of water. The highlights of Poros include the island’s famous Clock Tower, on the highest point in the town, with spectacular views; the Chapel of Panagitsa, small white and blue chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary, situated at the end of Askeli beach; the Hatzopoulios Municipal Library housed in a neoclassical building in Poros town and the Archaeological Museum with finds of the great Mycenean Civilization, mainly pottery and figurines to Roman times.
Poros has many beaches and most are located close to the town. All the beaches have beach bars and two exceptional beaches, Askeli and Monastiri, offer amazing views, as well as water sports. The local cuisine pleases the food lover with a variety of Greek specialties, such as vegetable casseroles cooked in olive oil, spicy meatballs in tomato sauce, grilled meat on pita bread and fresh fish. An exceptional treat is the famous ‘Amygdalota’ Porou, almond sweets, made in the tradition of Poros. On Athens to Poros’ one day cruise, the stay on Poros is 50 minutes with enough time to discover the island’s beautiful sandy beaches and the town highlighted by the architecture of the city hall, Municipal Library, museum, cultural center and characteristic small, white-washed houses of the island. The highlight is the Clock Tower built on the island’s highest point.