discover Poros island with our yachts

Welcome to Poros

“Saronic Bliss”

WORK A LITTLE HARDER FOR YOUR PLEASURE

Just some meters opposite the Peloponnese, separated only by a small channel of sea, lies Poros one of the most interesting islands of the Saronic gulf. Considered highly as a Saronic bliss, Poros formation is the result of the eruption of the volcano of Methana that resulted two main areas, Spheria and Calabria.Today the main town of Poros occupies Spheria while Calabria is overflowed by the beauty of the hundreds of pine trees surrounding the famous clock tower of the island. Poros is dressed in green due to the color of the trees that from a distance create a dominating terrain connecting the top of the hill with the sea.

Considered as one of the friendliest yacht destinations, since the island has a long history in naval background especially during the 18th and 19th century, when Russia created a dockyard to host their fleet supporting Greece during their wars against Turkey, remainings of which, still here for you to visit. In terms of beauty Poros may remind you Venice in a way.

The small channel between the island and the city of Galatas right opposite, the locals that are used to cross to the other side, little fishing boats anchored one next to the other and a nature, colors of which, are present in all the areas of the island. The island is guest friendly and organized to treat all visitors with respect and friendliness. Exceptional fish, affordable prices, attractive value/money services add on to the efficient road network that will allow you to drive around, easily and access most of the interesting spots.

If you add the crystal-clear waters you can access with you sailing yacht or catamaran, the unique sceneries that are available during your private sailing cruise and the calmness of the weather and protected little coves available for anchorages, then you can understand why we call Poros, a ‘Saronic bliss’. You should definitely visit!

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Complex of islands:
Saronic islands

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Capital:
Poros Town

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Location:
South Saronic

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Distance from Athens:
35 miles

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Famous heritage:
Clock Tower

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Interesting info:
Poros channel formation

POROS GREEK ISLAND
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3 TOP THINGS TO DO IN POROS

Visit the Clock Tower

Built in 1922 the clock tower is one of the iconic figures of Poros. Noticeable from any part of the island the tower stands tall at the center of Poros and dominates the surrounding view. If you decide to climb up from the waterfront it might be a bit more tiring process from what you had in mind but trust us, it is surely worth it. The view is just spectacular and the breeze on the area is unique. Popular to many well-known photographers that try each time to capture the view. Don’t forget to take a photo of your sailing yacht or catamaran while you are on the top! Not to forget, better to be visited during afternoon or close to sunset, since the heat can be proven unbearable climbing up. Enjoy!

Walk in the town, visit Poros by night!

Being close to Athens you can imagine that everything is more civilized. This however does not change the relaxing atmosphere and vide of the island that welcomes you in the colorful gardens and neoclassical buildings. Walking in the main street and watch the yachts anchored along the way, dine in one of the restaurants with a sea view (ask our professional skippers which would be the best option for your preferences) and return back in town for a night out! Poros is quite alive in terms of night out options. Even if you are not looking for a fancy party time, we encourage you to try a cocktail and enjoy your evening during your private sailing cruise!

Rent a quad or car to drive around

We have a general friendly advice towards all guests sailing with our yachts. That is ‘meet the life on the islands’. This means that the beauty of the islands is the people, the history, the insights and the yachting vacation as well of course. Poros offers you a good flat road network that will allow you to visit most of the places and smell the vibe of the nature, the formation of the island, great views and idyllic sceneries. There is a great variety of renting a car or a quad so to our opinion you can spend half of the day to drive around and meet the friendly locals, taste isolated restaurants and visiting hidden surprises.

We are very sensitive in being objective, in each island there are things we admire and others you need to be aware of.
PROS

Close to Athens

Yacht friendly destination (mooring, electricity, water)

Not an expensive island even in peak season

Nice climate all year round, protected by the Northern wind

Many places to explore with a sailing yacht or catamaran

Crystal clear waters

All sorts of services available on the island

CONS

Poros, is a wonderful island! To my opinion, it might not be the most traditional of the Saronic but surely is the most interesting in terms of overall options available, especially if you are visiting with a yacht. For me it is one of the islands that its worth dropping an anchor in ‘love bay’ and spending the night outside of the harbor. Not because the harbor is not beautiful, but because the area is protected and wonderful to wake up for a morning dive

-Eugene suggests

  • “Great family sailing experience in the Saronic gulf”

    For our first week-long, family sailing-experience in Greece, we had rented a smaller boat (Oceanic 37) from Yachtsailing.gr. with a skipper. As beginners, we were advised to sail in the Saronic gulf instead of the Cyclades, (which can be very windy), which turned out to be an excellent advice. We had a wonderful experience with the boat, the skipper, Panos, who was an excellent skipper and a very good person for us, and with everything concerning booking and arranging the trip. We would highly recommend this company and this trip for families, and we will surely go again.

    Visited July 2016
    SisseG
  • Traditional fishing boats and local architecture by Jane Rix.

  • A view of the waterfront, Poros, Peleponnese by Jane Rix

  • View on Poros and Galatos by S.Borisov

  • Island of Poros by Pack-Shot

  • Yacht in small bay, Poros by S.Borisov

  • View to the north from Poros island in the Saronic Gulf in Greece

  • POROS, GREECE - SEPTEMBER 4: Boats anchored on Poros island on 4th September 2012 in Poros by kozer

  • Ferry on Poros island in a summer day in Greece by S-F

Beaches we liked

Askeli beach

Although considered one of the most popular beaches of Poros Askeli, is not one of our favorite, unless you are visiting with a sailing yacht or catamaran. The reason is that the waters are really great but most of the times there are a lot of people visiting the beach with a car. Therefore if you are sailing with one of our yachts you can enjoy the great waters but this time with unique privacy!

Russian bay

A great option to anchor and tie a rope back on the land. Protected by the Northern winds with great scenery, lots of pine trees and very calm waters. A unique picturesque bay, because is classified as a historical bay with great historical interest.

Love bay

A very romantic option, with green waters under the hundreds of pine trees! For us it is really one of the best beaches if you are visiting with a sailing yacht and you need a relaxing dive. 

Sites worth visiting

Visit the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi

Situated  near to a small canyon surrounded by trees only 4 km from town, is a great option for someone who wants to see a monastery that was built in 1720 and is considered one of the most important religious heritage of  the island. During the Greek liberation war in 1821, it has been one of the most valuable points of assistance that led to victory. Apart from the war the monastery  offered  a huge assistant -financial and social especially with the coordination of Ioannis Kapodistrias, first governor of Greece.

Visit the islet ‘Daskaleio’

There is no way that you will not notice ‘Daskaleio’ as you sail towards the island of Poros. The small islet llcated in the middle of the sea will captivate the eye for its presense. A little white church is located on the islet and covers almost all the area that does not touch the water. We suggest you to anchor your sailing yacht or catamaran right opposite and swim towards this unique scenery

Castle of Bourtzi

Built to a strategic location, covering all the area of the small inhabinant islet, the castle of Bourtzi was used for locals to supervising the boats that were invading Poros from Hydra. At the moment the islet is only accessible by swimming or with your sailing yacht or catamaran if you like to make a quick stop to visit the place.

Local tastes of Poros

Great fish

Every morning the fishermen of Poros are gathered in the harbor of Poros to sell the fish they caught the previous evening. If you are travelling with one of our cooks onboard we encourage you to ask that she selects the type you would desire and have them cooked onboard with one of our recipes. Perfect for spending the night away from the harbor!

Citrus fruits

Having so many trees and nature everywhere it would be impossible for Poros not to have a big variety of fress fruits available. Citrus is considered the most famous one that you can find in many juices offered by the main cafes and restaurants in town.

The Weather
  • Average temperatures of 26C during July and August
  • Quite calm weather all year round 
  • Sheltered port on the western side of the island
  • Sheltered but smaller marina on the southern side of the island ‘Perdika’
  • Even when its windy, the sea does not produce high waves due to the mainland that prevents the sea to expand
  • Nice anchorages that can protect you from the wind, our captains would be responsible to advise you

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POROS GREEK ISLAND

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