Welcome to Poros

Poros is made up of two land masses connected by a tiny isthmus: Sferia, which is occupied mainly by the town of Poros; and the much larger and mainly forested Kalavria, which has the island’s beaches and seasonal hotels scattered along its southern shore. Poros still maintains a sense of remoteness in its sparsely populated, forested interior.

The Peloponnesian town of Galatas lies on the opposite shore, making Poros a useful base from which to explore the ancient sites of the Peloponnese. For example, the exquisite ancient theatre of Epidavros is within reach by car or taxi.

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$115.66 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Greece Hydra, Poros, and Egina Cruise from Athens, VIP Option

Meet your guide in central Athens and head to Marina Flisvos or Kalithea Port by luxury, air-conditioned coach (if option selected). You’ll set sail from here for the island of Poros, roughly two hours away, during which the cruise hostess will provide information about the islands. When you arrive in Poros, the smallest of the three islands, you will have 1-hour of free time to wander around this endearing island. Here, visit Trinzia on own, Poros’ Russian dockyard, and learn about Greece’s cooperation with the Russian army in the 18th and 19th centuries. Alternatively, take a stroll in the Lemon Forest (Lemonodassos), and find pretty windmills and waterfalls as you walk through the densely wooded area of lemon and orange trees. Back on ship, enjoy buffet lunch (first sitting) while sitting comfortably on the lounge and admiring the views of the Mediterranean Sea during approximately 1 hour, on your way to Hydra. We enter the port of Hydra, whose amphitheater shape once served as a safe shelter for Saronic Pirates. Lying near the island of Spetses, Hydra is best known for its colorful little capital, full of quaint, narrow alleys, charming red-tiled houses and mansions silently stand witness to a long and turbulent history. Your guide will point out the best shops and cafes, and then leave you to explore independently during approximately 1 hour. When you return back on board, the tables will be set for the second lunch sitting. You have already had your lunch, relax on the ship's deck and enjoy the warm breeze as you sail to your last stop, the larger island of Egina. When you arrive, you can either join a sightseeing tour to the Temple of Aphaia (own expense) or stroll around the main town at leisure. Also known as Port of Aegina, the island is a bustling one, with ferries, catamarans and flying dolphins dotting around the harbor. Soak up the sights or perhaps relax in one of the town’s popular ouzeries or cafes. The journey back to Marina Flisvos takes approximately one hour and half. Enjoy show with singers and dancers  will entertain and animate you up to the final moment as the ship docks back to Athens. On arrival, you’ll be transferred (if option selected) the short distance back to central Athens where your tour ends. VIP Cruise Experience Upgrade to enjoy special amenities and be spoiled in the VIP class lounge. Start with a transfer from hotel to port, enjoy a private check-in, and then relax in the VIP lounge. Savor a served buffet lunch in the separate dining room . The VIP area is equipped with Wi-Fi, and on the second deck a tax-free luxury goods store awaits. In the summer, you'll be charmed by the sun deck and spacious open space with a comfortable sitting area and bar.

$109.88 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

1 Day 3 Greek Islands Cruise Tour

Let your private car pick you up from your hotel/house and drive you to the marina where your unforgettable memories will start from. At 8am, Cruise Ship will leave the marina for the first stop which is Hdyra. There are very few islands in Greece where cars and motorbikes are not allowed. Guess what? Hdyra is one of them :)  Later on, the cruise heads to Poros island. During this path a lunch will be served in the ship. We hope wou will enjoy the Mediterranean cuisine. And the final destination. Imagine a place where you can find products everywhere with pistachio. Aegina Island is famous with its pistachio production. Also, here in Aegina, you can visit the archaeological site The Temple of Aphaia. After all seeing different tastes of Greece, your cruise will drop you off again to the same marina. And you can continue to your hotel/home with your private car.

$196.62 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Athens Platinum Pass: Top Athens Tours & Attractions

Book this unique Athens Platinum Pass and visit the Unesco World Heritage site of Delphi or the famous archaeological sites of Epidaurus-Mycenae or relax on a Day Cruise to Greek islands of Hydra, Aegina and Poros. Choose one full day tour and gain entrance to three more unique Athens tours and attractions of your preference such as a guided Athens city tour, a hop-on hop-off tour around the top monuments and sights, entrance to famous Benaki museums and Cycladit Art museum, priority entry to Acropolis museum, a Food tour in Old Athens or enjoy delicacies in famous restaurants. Choose one of the below full day tours: Delphi Day Trip Epidaurus & Mycenae Day Tour Poros – Hydra – Argina Day Cruise Choose three more attractions from the below list: Athens city tour with acropolis museum Get-on Get-off bus tour Athens bike tour The delicious Athens Food tour Athens complete tour on electric trike Acropolis museum Benaki Museum of Greek culture Benaki Museum of Islamic Art Museum of Cycladic Art Ilias lalaounis Jewelry Museum Frissiras Contemporary painting Museum Hellenic Motor Museum Dora stratou traditional dance theatre show Hard Rock café (One set menu: salad/main course/dessert per person) The old tavern of Psaras (One portion of traditional Greek Musaka per person)

$432.95 Food, Wine & Nightlife

2-day Poros Island and Nafplion Culinary Odyssey

Depart Athens towards the Corinth Canal, driving through the scenic Peloponnese countryside until we reach the classical Theater of Epidaurus. This 4th century UNESCO world heritage site is one of the best preserved Greek theaters. Known for this exceptional acoustics, it is still used today for performances. We continue to the romantic seaside town of Nafplion, where we have free time to roam around the cobblestone alleys in the medieval old town.Our lunch today is at a traditional Mediterranean Greek restaurant by the harbor where we learn about and sample fresh seafood and seasonal specialties. After lunch we walk to the nearby Karonis Distillery Exhibition and Shop, established in 1869, meet the owner and learn about the art of “ouzomaking”. We finish with a tasting of their superb products: Ouzo, Tsipouro, Mastixa and Cherry Liqueur. Before departing Nafplion we have time to view some of the historical landmarks such as Bourtzi Castle, Palamidi Fortress and the 18th century Venetian Archaeological Museum.Next, we drive to Galatas, just over an hour away, to take the ferry boat shuttle to Poros Island. Along the way we stop at a local beekeeper where we sample different varieties of honey made from orange blossoms, wildflower and thyme. In Poros, we check into accommodation near Askeli Beach. We rest up before dining on fresh Mediterranean seafood at seaside restaurant on Askeli Beach.After breakfast the next morning we tour the island and visit the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi. We visit the monastery which is built on the slopes of a pine forest and then we go to see Russian Bay which has the ruins of the Russian Naval Dockyard, an historical symbol of the Greek-Russian military cooperation in the 18th and19th centuries. We have free time to explore the colorful port in Poros and walk up to the Clock Tower to see the panoramic view. We continue to journey with a hands-on cooking class with Chef Katerina Sakelliou at the Odyssey Cooking Centre. Together we will prepare a few dishes for lunch using fresh seasonal ingredients from her garden or the local produce market. Her herbs and wild greens are gathered from the countryside and the fish from the fishermen’s boats at the port. We’ll indulge our senses and enjoy our healthy Mediterranean meal. We savor the tastes and head back to Athens, stopping at the strategically important Corinth Canal.