Overview

Introduction

The green island of Poros (80 mins. from Piraeus) hugs the Peloponnese coastline and is actually two islands connected by a small bridge. The bulk is called Kalavria, covered with pine and olive trees and edged with inviting coves, rocky shores and some sandy beaches such as lovely Askeli just 2 kms from the port.

The small southern islet is Spheria - volcanic and rocky, on which Poros Town is built. The tiered town is known for its landmark clock tower at its highest point, worth climbing up to a sunset for the views. The waterfront below is always lively and its many cafes and taverna restaurants are perfect spots from which to watch the bustle of the port.

Just 2 kms from the port, easily reached by taxi, bus (hourly in season) or even on foot, is the popular beach of Askeli, one of the best on the island. Sandy, long and organised it has a Blue Flag and shelves into a very clean sea. Water taxis run from the port to a variety of beaches in season. Elsewhere the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi, which has a good beach below, and the Temple of Poseidon (from 520 BC - artifacts can be seen in the town's archaeological museum) should be visited.

Poros' proximity to the mainland is an advantage. It is just a 5 minute water taxi or ferry ride over the strait from Poros Town to Galatas on the Peloponnese, and from here one can visit ancient Troezin. One of the organised day-excursions available from Poros is a mini-Classical Tour, taking in Epidavros, Nafplion and Mycenae. Another runs to the volcanic peninsula of Methana, a mysterious and atmospheric area of craters and thermal pools.

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Getting There

Flights from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Bristol, Manchester and Edinburgh to Athens. 1 hour taxi to Piraeus port for high speed cat or hydrofoil to the island (included - see descriptions for length of journey). Onward transfer to your accommodation. On your return the reverse applies.

Multi-Centre Options

Agistri connects with Aegina in just 10 minutes! Poros, Hydra and Spetses are also easy to combine - there is a minimum stay of 3 nights on each. All can be combined with  Athens, or tailor-made with a wide variety of options via Athens.

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We do not employ our own representatives on these islands and transfers are unescorted. Our hotels should be able to give any information required. Our main agents in Athens can always be contacted if required.

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3 hours 40 minutes ( Flight to Athens).

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Those of our clients who have, over the last 20 or so years, visited Tolon in the Peloponnese will know Jackie; our very knowledgeable and passionate representative. Having decided to return to the UK, she has joined our reservations team and, needless to say, knows Tolon, a resort we have featured since 1973, inside out. It will come as no surprise to know that the Peloponnese is her favourite region in Greece.

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