Poros: The little Venice of Argosaronikos

Walk on the cobblestones…

The houses in Poros unfold like a colorful lace next to the piers with fishing boats, kites and ferries.

A breath away, lies Galatas. H. Miller is right,… you feel like you are floating among houses!

To walk in the narrow streets, in the neighborhoods, in the whitewashed houses with bougainvillea, in its beautiful neoclassical mansions, with the old lace on the windows.

To find the metropolis church of Agios Georgios whose dome was painted by Parthenis.

And somewhere there, may the night find you in one of the picturesque taverns of the port and in the evening sleep with the scent of lemon blossoms and honeysuckle.

Βόλτα στα καλντερίμια,

Date on the clock…


It has been there since 1927, visible from every part of the city, in the center of Poros.

It counts the moments, all the moments, … but if you visit it at sunset, time just stops.

Don’t forget to meet “Sleeping Beauty”.

Πόρος: Ραντεβού στο ρολόι...
Lemon forest

An escape to Poros is not possible without a boat trip to the opposite coast of the Peloponnese.

And that’s because with just a 10-minute boat ride you’ll reach Galatas, where a magical forest of lemon trees, which bloom in the spring and smell of musk, awaits you.

The forest ends at the sandy beaches of Plaka and Alykes, for those who want to enjoy the view of the flowering trees through the water.

Archaeological Museum of Poros

It was founded in 1960 and is located in Korizi square. The museum exhibits objects that have been excavated on the island, on the neighboring coasts of the Peloponnese, in Methana and Troizena. Most of the artifacts date from Mycenaean to Roman times.

The museum hosts finds from the temple of Poseidon in Vayonia Poros, a collection of funerary types, ancient inscriptions and vases from Ancient Troizena of Argolis, ancient inscriptions and Hellenistic figurines from Methana and bronze vases from Ermioni.

Πόρος: Αρχαιολογικό μουσείο
Πόρος: Ιερό του Ποσειδώνα
Sanctuary of Poseidon

The Temple of Poseidon is located in the northern part of Poros. What remains today of this sanctuary is mere ruins. The main structure of the temple is Doric style. However, some of its columns reflect the Heptanasian style. The dimensions of the temple are 27.4 x 14.4 m with 6 columns on its short side and 12 on the long side, according to the Doric Order.

Demosthenes, the ancient great orator, came to the temple of Poseidon claiming the right of sanctuary when he was being pursued by Philip the king of Macedonia. He committed suicide here by drinking poison hemlock in 322 BC.

Dana Lighthouse

Dominating the entrance to the bay of Poros, it was built in 1870 by the French Company of Ottoman Lighthouses.

It is one of the most beautiful stone-built square lighthouses of our country and is one of the newest monuments of the maritime history of the place. The height of its tower is 9 meters and its focal height is 32 meters.

Πόρος: Φάρος Ντάνα
Ρωσικός Ναύσταθμος
Russian Naval Station

After the end of the Russo-Turkish war, the Russians chose the port of Poros for the establishment of a supply station. Thus they built a large number of buildings for the preparation of galeta and for the storage of materials, of the Russian fleet.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the ambassador of Greece in Russia suggested to the Tsar the granting of ownership of the site to the Greek State for the benefit of the Greek Navy.

Monastery of Zoodochos Pigis

The Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi, dates back to the 18th century, is a unique example of island monastic architecture.

Its name comes from the island’s only source, which according to tradition is known for its healing properties.

The temple, the magnificent view, the high and strong walls and its precious wood-carved iconostasis crafted in Cappadocia, Asia Minor in the 17th century.

The image of Zoodochos Pigi was painted around 1850 by the Italian painter Raphael Ceccoli. It is said that the painter came to the Monastery with his sick daughter, who eventually died and was buried in the churchyard.

Μονή Ζωοδόχου Πηγής



Nesea House