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Poros

If you are looking for truly memorable holidays, offering much sightseeing and great beaches, you could not do much better than visit Poros.

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Around Poros

Poros is a great base from which to explore other nearby cities such as Nafplio (50-minute drive), Metochi (just opposite Ydra island), Kosta, Porto Cheli and the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus (30-minute drive). Highlights near Poros also include the island of Methana with the volcanic areas to the north of Kameni Chora.

History

Epidaurus

Epidaurus, Greece

Epidaurus was a small city (polis) in ancient Greece, on the Argolid Peninsula at the Saronic Gulf. Two modern towns bear the name Epidavros:Palaia Epidavros and Nea Epidavros. Since 2010 they belong to the new municipality of Epidaurus, part of the regional unit of Argolis. The seat of the municipality is the town Lygourio.
Source : Wikipedia.com

History

Mycenae

Mycenae, Mykines, Greece

Mycenae (Ancient Greek: Μυκῆναι or Μυκήνη, Mycēnē) is an archaeological site near Mykines in Argolis, north-eastern Peloponnese, Greece. It is located about 120 kilometres (75 miles) south-west of Athens; 11 kilometres (7 miles) north of Argos; and 48 kilometres (30 miles) south of Corinth.
Source : Wikipedia.com

Location

Porto Cheli

Porto Cheli, Greece

Porto Heli (Greek: Πορτοχέλι, also Porto Cheli) is a summer resort town in the municipality of Ermionida in the southeastern part of Argolis, Greece. It is situated on a bay of the Argolic Gulf, 6 km south of Kranidi and 40 km southeast of Nafplio. The island of Spetses is located 6 km south of Porto Heli.
Source : Wikipedia.com

Museum

Poros Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum of Poros, Poros, Greece

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.
Source : visitporos.com

History

Troezen

Troezen, Greece

Of the many cities in Ancient Greece famous for their heroes, myths, and legends, Troezen is probably the one that is least known to the general public. This is mostly due to the fact that this city has seen just a few, very fragmentary, archaeological excavations as the ancient walls and temples of its akropolis on top of a very high hill with very steep slopes almost completely disappeared under a Frankish citadel in the 13th century CE and the monuments, houses, streets, and agora at the foot of the hill have now been covered by countless citrus trees and agricultural installations. Source: greecetravel.com

Sight

Devil Bridge

Devil's Bridge, Troezen, Greece

Devil's bridge (Diavologefyro) is a rugged area of wild beauty located close to the village of Trizina. It is a small natural bridge created out of two huge stones that unite the sides of the gorge underneath it. It is a beautiful ravine with verdant vegetation, agelong trees and platanus. It runs summer and winter water, but you can still end the year on the rocky ground running. It is a beautiful piece of nature. Source: poros.com

Sight

Methana Volcano

Methana Volcano, Methana, Greece

The Methana (Μέθανα) peninsula contains some 32 volcanoes, including the Methana volcano, that are mostly andesitic and dacitic lava domes. The volcanic activity in the peninsula began 1 million years ago and continued sporadically until 300 years ago.
Source : Wikipedia.com

Location

Kammeni Chora

Kameni Chora, Greece

Small village, built in a narrow valley on the slopes of Methana volcano. The steep side north of the village is full of a dark green mass of lava, creating a landscape of wild beauty.
Source : exploring-greece.gr

Sight

Nafplio

Nafplion, Greece

Nafplio (Greek: Ναύπλιο, Nauplio or Nauplion in Italian and other Western European languages) is a seaport town in the Peloponnese in Greece that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf.
Source : Wikipedia.com

Sights

Zoodohos Pigi Monastery

Zoodochos Pigi Monastery, Mandra, Greece

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.
Source : visitporos.com

Sight

The Dana Lighthouse

Φάρος Ντάνα Πόρου, Poros, Greece

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.
Source : visitporos.com

Sight

Clock Tower

Clock Tower, Poros, Greece

The iconic Poros clock tower (roloi) was built in 1927 with a donation by Ioannis H. Papadopoulos, a member of Parliament representing Trizina. His gift included the clock mechanism, which was made in America in 1915.
Source : visitporos.com

History

Russian Naval Base

Ρώσικος Ναύσταθμος, Russian bay, Poros Municipality, Greece

The Russian Naval Base (Rossikos) was built amphitheatrically along a picturesque bay west of the island’s harbor. 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.
Source : visitporos.com

Museum

Shells and the Sea

Χατζοπούλειος Δημοτική Βιβλιοθήκη Πόρου, Poros, Greece

The exhibition was curated by the University of Athens Department of Geology and Paleontology on behalf of the Municipality of Poros. The exhibits are the generous donation of Georgos and Helga Kanellakis from their personal collection.
Source : visitporos.com

Religion

St. George Church

Εκκλησία Άγιος Γεώργιος, 25is Martiou, Poros, Greece

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.
Source : visitporos.com

History

The Temple of Poseidon

Ιερό Ποσειδώνος, Poros, Greece

The Temple of Poseidon has been dated to around 520 B.C. The peripteral structure was built in the Doric style, with six columns on its narrow sides and twelve on its long sides. It was one of three large sanctuaries dedicated to the sea-god Poseidon in the Saronic area and formed a triangle with the Temple of Aphaia on the island of Aegina and the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio.
Source : visitporos.com

Museum

Poros Folkloric Museum

Κτήριο Συγγρού, Leoforos Papadopoulou, Poros, Greece

The Poros Folkloric Museum was lovingly created by the members of the Poros Women’s Cultural Association ‘Poriotissa’ founded in 2003 and is included in the association’s founding charter.
Source : visitporos.com

Epidaurus

History
Epidaurus was a small city (polis) in ancient Greece, on the Argolid Peninsula at the Saronic Gulf. Two modern towns bear the name Epidavros:Palaia Epidavros and Nea Epidavros. Since 2010 they belong to the new municipality of Epidaurus, part of the regional unit of Argolis. The seat of the municipality is the town Lygourio.
Source : Wikipedia.com

Mycenae

History
Mycenae (Ancient Greek: Μυκῆναι or Μυκήνη, Mycēnē) is an archaeological site near Mykines in Argolis, north-eastern Peloponnese, Greece. It is located about 120 kilometres (75 miles) south-west of Athens; 11 kilometres (7 miles) north of Argos; and 48 kilometres (30 miles) south of Corinth.
Source : Wikipedia.com

Porto Cheli

Location
Porto Heli (Greek: Πορτοχέλι, also Porto Cheli) is a summer resort town in the municipality of Ermionida in the southeastern part of Argolis, Greece. It is situated on a bay of the Argolic Gulf, 6 km south of Kranidi and 40 km southeast of Nafplio. The island of Spetses is located 6 km south of Porto Heli.
Source : Wikipedia.com

Poros Archaeological Museum

Museum
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.
Source : visitporos.com

Troezen

History
Of the many cities in Ancient Greece famous for their heroes, myths, and legends, Troezen is probably the one that is least known to the general public. This is mostly due to the fact that this city has seen just a few, very fragmentary, archaeological excavations as the ancient walls and temples of its akropolis on top of a very high hill with very steep slopes almost completely disappeared under a Frankish citadel in the 13th century CE and the monuments, houses, streets, and agora at the foot of the hill have now been covered by countless citrus trees and agricultural installations. Source: greecetravel.com

Devil Bridge

Sight
Devil's bridge (Diavologefyro) is a rugged area of wild beauty located close to the village of Trizina. It is a small natural bridge created out of two huge stones that unite the sides of the gorge underneath it. It is a beautiful ravine with verdant vegetation, agelong trees and platanus. It runs summer and winter water, but you can still end the year on the rocky ground running. It is a beautiful piece of nature. Source: poros.com

Methana Volcano

Sight
The Methana (Μέθανα) peninsula contains some 32 volcanoes, including the Methana volcano, that are mostly andesitic and dacitic lava domes. The volcanic activity in the peninsula began 1 million years ago and continued sporadically until 300 years ago.
Source : Wikipedia.com

Kammeni Chora

Location
Small village, built in a narrow valley on the slopes of Methana volcano. The steep side north of the village is full of a dark green mass of lava, creating a landscape of wild beauty.
Source : exploring-greece.gr

Nafplio

Sight
Nafplio (Greek: Ναύπλιο, Nauplio or Nauplion in Italian and other Western European languages) is a seaport town in the Peloponnese in Greece that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf.
Source : Wikipedia.com

Zoodohos Pigi Monastery

Sights
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.
Source : visitporos.com

The Dana Lighthouse

Sight
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.
Source : visitporos.com

Clock Tower

Sight
The iconic Poros clock tower (roloi) was built in 1927 with a donation by Ioannis H. Papadopoulos, a member of Parliament representing Trizina. His gift included the clock mechanism, which was made in America in 1915.
Source : visitporos.com

Russian Naval Base

History
The Russian Naval Base (Rossikos) was built amphitheatrically along a picturesque bay west of the island’s harbor. 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.
Source : visitporos.com

Shells and the Sea

Museum
The exhibition was curated by the University of Athens Department of Geology and Paleontology on behalf of the Municipality of Poros. The exhibits are the generous donation of Georgos and Helga Kanellakis from their personal collection.
Source : visitporos.com

St. George Church

Religion
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.
Source : visitporos.com

The Temple of Poseidon

History
The Temple of Poseidon has been dated to around 520 B.C. The peripteral structure was built in the Doric style, with six columns on its narrow sides and twelve on its long sides. It was one of three large sanctuaries dedicated to the sea-god Poseidon in the Saronic area and formed a triangle with the Temple of Aphaia on the island of Aegina and the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio.
Source : visitporos.com

Poros Folkloric Museum

Museum
The Poros Folkloric Museum was lovingly created by the members of the Poros Women’s Cultural Association ‘Poriotissa’ founded in 2003 and is included in the association’s founding charter.
Source : visitporos.com