The Greek Island of Poros is one of the most beautiful of all the Greek Islands, and is easily reached from the mainland, just a short trip across the bay. Unspoilt and authentic, Poros Island, Greece, remains an ideal destination to take a self catering, private villa and simply let it all go. The island is separated from the Peloponnese by just 200m of the Saronic Gulf, yet seems to be countless miles from anywhere once you arrive in Poros accommodation.
The extraordinary history of Poros is still visible among the hills, groves and impossibly picturesque villages that adorn the island. The ruins of the Temple of Poseidon still delight visitors, hinting at the once great stature of Poros, whilst the Russian dockyards and vast mansions of Poros tell of a different tale in history; the island’s role in the Greek War of Independence. History and culture is never far from a Poros villa. The many charming little restaurants and cafes serve only the finest of local cuisine, and throughout the year, from Sailor Week at the beginning of July to the Cultural Festival of Poros which runs from mid-July to mid-August, both of which are well worth taking Poros accommodation for.
Of course, the beaches of Poros are a great attraction for those taking a holiday rental in Poros Island, Greece. There are a vast range of beaches, despite the islands small size, ranging from the 3km long, golden sands of Askeli Beach to the fine white pebbles of Love Bay. However, there are some things which are universal across all Poros’ beaches; crystal clear waters, safe bathing and water sports facilities.
The fantastic weather conditions, calm seas and ideal conditions make Poros accommodation a fantastic base for water sports holidays. There are a great range of water sports centres on all the main beaches, offering everything from kayaking to tubing, windsurfing to sailing, wakeboarding to trick skiing and many more besides.
The fantastically named Town village is the capital of Poros, as well as the main harbour. Located in the south, Town is also the commercial and cultural centre of the island, with traditional whitewashed houses with their iconic red tiles roofs. The Archaeological Museum is well worth exploring should you wish to learn a little more of the history and culture of the island.
Although there is not an airport on Poros Island, Greece, a Poros villa rental is still very easily reached from the UK. There are a fantastic range of flights to Athens International Airport (ATH) arriving from airports right across the UK, and from there, there are many options for continuing your journey towards a self catering Poros villa. There are daily ferries from Athens’ Piraeus port, taking 2.5 hours, and Flying Dolphin hydrofoils leave five times a day, taking just 1 hour.