I can’t imagine anyone whose list of dream destinations wouldn’t include one of Greece’s Mediterranean islands. And for those of you who are in the midst of figuring out your life, traveling on a budget or weighing out the cost-benefit of every travel expense while traveling in style, Poros is just the place for you. A popular resort for Athenian travelers’ short getaways, Poros offers a peaceful yet vibrant, accessible yet rich Mediterranean experience. It is located just south of Piraeus, the port city of Attica, Greece and can be easily accessed via a short and sweet hour long ferry ride.
The featured image right below really is my favourite of the island – a bird eye’s view of this Mediterranean gem, growing luxuriantly as you come closer to the edge.. so much sensory pleasure.
See below my snapshots for my recommendations on where to stay and where to eat!
Where to stay:
The last two pictures above are views of both the front of the apartments and of the balcony view. It’s clean, extremely affordable and you will never get tired of coming back to your balcony to catch a glimpse of the last minutes of daylight. Christian, the owner and his staff are incredibly hospitable hosts and accommodators. He took his time to advise us on where to eat, shop and what to explore. If you stay here, you will also be rewarded with free bike rentals that can be returned at the end of your trip! And really, what a better way to explore this island and its glorious beaches than on two wheels!
Where to eat:
Poseidon Tavern – For fresh seafood that’s been captured by the owner himself, served on your plate and on the nearby island of Hydra.
Colona Poros Fast Food – For the best and cheapest souvlaki, gyros and fresh salads. Enjoy a beautiful view of the docking station while you’re at it!
Askeli Beach – A slightly busier beach right by some local tavernas. Great for family fun and daytime activities. If you’re staying at a hotel, chances are this is the closest beach to you.
Megalo Neorio Beach – For some beautiful green water colour, taverns and some organized water sports.
Hoping you’ll get a chance to visit!