Where to stay around Poros?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 364 holiday lettings near Poros. From 249 villas to 67 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Poros for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Poros?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Poros. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Skala Beach: 1,171 holiday lettings
  • Lourdas Beach: 1,160 holiday lettings
  • Kato Kateleios Beach: 1,225 holiday lettings
  • Svoronata Marina: 1,123 holiday lettings
  • Avithos Beach: 1,129 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Poros listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent villas in Poros?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 249 villas in Poros. Our other popular types of Poros holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 67 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 20 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 4 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Poros?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 259 holiday homes with pool available in Poros. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    A picture of Poros

    Not to be confused with an island of the same name in the Saronic Gulf, Cephalonia's Poros gleams with its red-tiled roofs, family tavernas and palm-topped promenades, beneath the rises of several dramatic coastal peaks. It's an undeniably Ionian affair, fronted by clear blue seas and backed by hills that hide rustic monasteries. The main draw is the Blue Flag beach of Ragia, a pebbly stretch that's always emptier than many of its Cephalonian compadres. Poros holiday rentals, some with pools and relaxing gardens, dot the seafront and the surrounding hills.

    Slow-paced life in Poros

    With the mountains to their back and the lapping Ionian Sea to their front, Poros holiday rentals are the perfect place to crank up the relaxation. Whether you're the sort to pull downward dog poses with some morning yoga on the shore or simply meditate to beautiful sunrises with a pot of honey and yoghurt, these accommodations will have you covered. Isolated from the main resorts of the island, you'll be free to launch languorous strolls on the promenade, explore the dusty mountains and devour platters of Greek cheese and seafood in the traditional tavernas, all without the booming crowds.

    Sights on high in Poros

    High up in the hills around Poros is where you'll find the mysterious Atros Monastery – Panagia of Atros. It holds the superlative distinction of being the oldest church of its kind in the whole of the Ionian region, which is really saying something. You'll need to pull on the walking boots and hairpin up hills of rock-ribbed meadows and cypresses to get there – but the views are excellent. What awaits is a series of half-ruined walls and columns dating all the way back to the 8th century. There's also a newer chapel, with haunting icons and murals.

    Staying cool or getting warm in Poros

    The Greek Ionian is an attractive region for holidaymakers in both summer and winter. Those seeking a stint with the pebbles and seas of Ragia Beach should be sure to come when the mercury is on a high. That basically means any time between May and October – this far south, even spring and autumn are warm and swim-worthy. If you're coming for the rich heritage of the local monasteries and for hiking in the Cephalonian mountains, you could also think about trips in December, January and February, when it's never too hot to hit the trails.

    Poros on a strip by the sea

    Poros strings out along a small sliver of land between the rocky rises of the Atros region and the lapping waves of the Ionian Sea. The main beach – Ragia – is all pebbles, washed by turquoise-blue waters that are uber-clear and clean. Just along the coast, the gulf narrows to become a habitat for the rare island monk seal. Behind are the mountains, an enticing prospect for outdoorsy types bedding down in Poros holiday rentals. The crags reach heights of 800 metres, dotted with cypress and olive groves, and slashed with hiking trails, and rivers that gush strong in the winter.