Located in the Saronic Gulf, the beautiful little island of Poros is part of the prefecture of Attica. It is closely connected to the Peloponnese through the nearby village of Galatas.
How to Get There by Boat
The ferryboats of Saronic Ferries head to Poros from the port of Piraeus, transporting cars and motorbikes as well as passengers. The journey takes about 2 ½ hours, including stopovers. The ferry first docks at the port of Aegina, then the port of Methana, and finally in Poros. The average price is 14€/person and 32€/car.
With Hellenic Seaways flying dolphins (hydrofoils), the trip takes just one (1) hour; an average price is 24.50 € / person.
From the harbor of Galatas, the ferryboat to Poros departs daily at a frequency that varies according to the season. The cost for the 5 minute trip is 6 € for a person with a car.
For more information about timetables and reservations, see www.digitickets.gr
How to Get There By Car
If you have your own car or a rental car, you can reach Poros from Athens in about 2 hours and 15 minutes. Following the Athens-Corinth National Road, turn left after the Isthmus, toward Epidaurus (Corinth Exit B – Epidaurus). Drive for about 40 minutes, and you will reach the junction for Epidaurus. Just before that, you will see signs for Poros and Spetses. At the intersection, turn right, and immediately after going under the bridge, turn left.
Then follow the new road, watching for the sign for Poros. At this point you will make an oblique left turn, following the route to Poros, and the coastal road will take you to Galatas in about 25 minutes. From Galatas, you can take your car across to Poros in a small ferryboat.
In Galatas and Poros, there are free municipal parking lots where you can leave your car, if you prefer to cross the water without it.
Useful Phone Numbers
City Hall +30 22983 20512
Citizens’ Service Center +30 22983 20900
Police +30 22980 22462
Port Authority +30 22980 22274
Archaeological Museum +30 22980 23276