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porosThis little piece of jewel of the Saronic gulf is found near the peloponessian sea-shore and can be accessed from the village of Galatas in just 10 minutes, from Piraeus by flying dolphin or by ferry boat but also from the neighbour islands. Its most significant characteristics are the verdant landscape and the peacefulness that is exuded. In addition to the warm hospitality of its residents, the traditional cuisine and the stunning beaches, it is regarded as an ideal destination for a short or long rushing out.

The first and foremost sight that is seen at the arrival to Poros, is the imposing clock found at the top of the hill. The whole city of Poros is built in an amphitheatric way on the hill sides surrounding the port. The excellent architecture of the neoclassical buildings, which is the main constituent of this special landscape, cannot be unnoticed. At the seaside roads, there are several scattering restaurants and taverns, especially for visitors, which offer high quality products and services. In addition, cafes and bars make sure that they offer the fun and relaxation that the visitor may wish.
In the city of Poros, the Archaeological Museum is found, where there are several exhibits from the temple of Poseidon, the Ancient Trizina and the other archaeological areas of the island. Further, a visit to the Cathedral of Agios Georgios with the exceptional murals and to the Xatzipoulio’s public Library are recommended. The monastery of Zoodoxo Pigi is located in a verdant area at the east of the town and , of course, it is worth a visit in order to see the spring at the entrance of the monastery which is said to have healing qualities.
Northern, there is the Russian naval base, which used to be a station of replenishment for the Russian marines that were sailing in the Aegean sea. The training centre of Poros is at the end of the town and is sheltered at the old palace of King Othon , but it is not accessible to the crowd. The “lemon forest” is a large area full of lemon and orange trees that scents from the trees’ flowers and it is suggested for a walk but also for a meal in one of the various taverns there.
The beaches at this island are a tourist attraction and they may be the main reason for someone to visit Poros. They are accessible by motorbikes and bikes, that someone can rent, or even on foot for the ones that are closer. Buses and leased boats are also proposed as alternative means of transport.

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