Poros Town & Harbour

Poros Town & Harbour

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Poros possesses a typical island city center: narrow walkthroughs, whitewashed stairs everywhere, no house that is equal to another and friendly people everywhere. The ruins of a windmill is a popular destination for visitors as well as the clock tower where many people make it a sport to discover the the road towards the tower through the narrow streets of Poros.

In the city center located in the main square you’ll find the church of Saint Georgios, where several traditional style shops sell their products, such as bags and fabrics woven on a traditional loom at Ergani. If you have a chance, it is certainly advisable to discover yourself the narrow and charming streets of Poros. The machine shop of the brothers Pavlou on the main square is also worth a visit. You will not get lost, that is sure, however sometimes you might get a breef feeling of disorientation.

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When you continue the path upwards you’ll stumble upon the woods that cover the hills of Sferia. Here you will find the old mill that used to mill the flour for the inhabitants of the island. In spring you can enjoy all the scents and colors of flowers and plants that most people grow in their mini size gardens.

Poros is famous for its naturally formed harbor, in the earlier days the port of Poros was already popular. And up to today, a large number of yachts that sail the Greek waters, makes it at least once to the friendly port of Poros. Ferry boats, hydrofoils and many other types of boats that carry passengers and / or vehicles, stop at the port of Poros. Especially between 10:30 and 12:00 is the harbor bustles with all kinds of activity, a perfect decor while enjoying an iced coffee in one of the many terraces along the seaside boulevard.

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The natural protected area which forms the port on the west coast of Poros, in the direction of Neorion, is also an ideal training venue for the canoe and kayak school of Poros. Not so strange that at the 2008 Olympics in Bejing, Dimitris Mougios from Poros, won a silver medal in the lightweight double scull for men!

There are 2 marinas for yachts in Poros. The oldest and most famous is located on the east side, stretched along the quay. The new marina was built a few years ago built on the west side. Both marinas are equipped with modern facilities and provide water and electricity connections. Next to the new marina, one finds the traditional harbor of Poros. This is the place where all large motor yachts and sometimes a 3 – or 4-master anchor.

 

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