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Favorite thing: Poros Town is the capital and main harbour of the island of Poros.
It is located in the southern part of the island, covering the tiny, volcanic Sferia and extending on a shoreline of almost two kilometres.
As a capital, it is the commercial, economical, cultural and residential centre of the island.
Fondest memory: In Poros you will find the Training Centre of the Greek Navy. Do not be amazed by the crowds of young Navy Trainees strolling around on Sunday with their friends & relatives.
The Sailor Week which is celebrated on the first ten days of July and during which various festivities are held all around the island, in honour of the sailors of Poros. On Plateia Iroon (Heroes Square), every week-end of July and August, concerts organized by the navy are taking place.
Favorite thing: Believed to be the island of Poseidon, Poros is a beautiful and interesting island and has many sights, beaches and a wonderful landscape to offer.
According to mythology, Poros is the land where a tragic romance occurred. When the Cretan King Minos was fighting the city of Megara, the daughter of the besieged city, Scylla, fell in love with the Cretan King. To show her love she cut off a lock of her father’s hair that was supposed to be the source of his immortality, stole the keys to the city’s gates and gave them to King Minos.
But when the King finally took the city, he rejected Scylla and prepared to return to Crete. Desperate, she jumped into the sea and followed the ships until she drowned of exhaustion. The area where she died was called, after her, Cape Skili.
Another myth associated with Poros is that it was the birthplace of the celebrated Theseus, son of Poseidon. He was the famous Athenian hero who managed to kill the Minotaur of Crete, half man, half bull.
Favorite thing: The trip to Poros was spontaneous (we missed the ferry to Angistri island from Pireaus so we have decided to go somewhere else) and left only nice impressions. Leaving the island I was sure I'll come there again... And I will really come back!
Andreas and his "weapon" :-)
Favorite thing: Poros Island is a paradise for photographers and Andreas was using his camera all the time.
Favorite thing: The sandy and pebble beach of Vagioni stretches along the bottom of a beautiful valley full of vegetation and citrus trees.
A small canteen offers some snacks and refreshment.
Vagioni Beach can be reached via a narrow road snaking down to the water’s edge. No bus goes there so one has to go with private transport.
Favorite thing: 8 kilometres from Poros Town, on the island’s northern shore, Vagioni is an open and exposed cove, very popular among the fisherman and suitable for all kind of fishing. Ruins of an ancient city can be seen under the sea, a few metres from the shoreline.
Favorite thing: This beach is not far from the Monastery. Clean water. But it's difficult to walk in the water because of big stones.
Favorite thing: Take a walk in the morning in the port full of fishermen. A smell of fresh fish and coffee from the nearby cafes... Try cheese pies and enjoy the atmosphere...
Favorite thing: There are many flowers everywhere in Poros Town but this house is a "leader" :-)
Enjoying the morning...
Favorite thing: On the waterfront, souvenir shops, cafes, florists and other various shops are lining one after the other, forming a colourful and lively façade.
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