Only one hour ferry ride from Athens, Poros in Greece is a beautiful island with relaxing atmosphere. The nice beaches, the picturesque town and the lounge nightlife makes it a popular summer weekend destination for the Athenians. With green pine trees and crystal water, the entire island gives a valuable sense of mind and body relaxation. Over the last years, Poros has become a base for sailing in the Saronic Gulf. Holidays in Poros is particularly popular among families with kids who can stay on a beach studio and spend relaxing days under the sun.
The island of Poros is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Saronic islands group. Only one hour ferry ride from Athens, Poros island is a popular weekend destination. The lush greenery and crystal beaches of the island create an ideal environment for total relaxation. Askeli, Love Bay and Neorio are organized beaches in Poros island, while there are nice secluded coves around the island to enjoy your privacy. In the evenings, head to the main town and enjoy a dinner at the many restaurants that line up the waterfront. An interesting sight to visit during your Poros holidays is the historical Monastery of Zoodohos Pighi above Askeli.
The most popular and best organized beach in Poros is Askeli, which also concentrates most of the accommodations on the island. There are few nice seaside hotels in Askeli offering more upscale amenities, but for the most part, accommodation in Poros is limited to traditional apartments and self-catering studios. Other accommodations to stay during your Poros holidays are found in Poros Town and Neorio beach.