This beautiful pine-covered island in the Saronic Gulf, just 32 nautical miles from Piraeus and easily accessible by land (via Galatas), offers both short and longer getaways. It harmoniously combines the sea, nature, tranquility, and old and new Greek history with modern life and entertainment.
‘Poros has something of Venice: a canal, communication between houses with boats, opulence, nonchalance, sensual temptation, a place for distinguished international heroes,’ wrote Giorgos Seferis, who often stayed in Dragoumis’s beautiful Villa Galini here; it was where he wrote the poetry collection Kichli (The Thrush) in 1946.
Henry Miller, who was also fascinated by the island, also stayed at Galini in 1939, when he wrote, ‘To sail slowly through the streets of Poros is to recapture the joy of passing through the neck of the womb. It is a joy too deep almost to be remembered.’
To get to know Poros better, see also the EG guide.
The links mentioned in the articles and generally the key texts of sources about the Saronic Gulf area of Exploring Greece