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  Poros - Pearl in the Saronic gulf of Greece (travel guide)
Greece connoisseurs swarm of this probably most beautiful and most fascinating island in the Saronic gulf, which was exempted so far from the mass tourism.
The name Poros means as much as "passage".
In the antiquity the island was called Kalavria and still today Poros consists of two islands - Spheria and Kalavria, connected only by a small land strip.
www.poros.net   (177 words)

  
  A VIRTUAL TOUR OF POROS ISLAND   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Poros, called Calaureia in ancient times, was the island of Poseidon, god of the sea.
This is evident from various literary references and from the traces of the temple of Poseidon, which are to be found in the middle of the island.
This fact may account for why Poros was chosen to be the headquarters of an amphictyony (alliance) set up in the 7th century BC whose members were seven cities.
www.greekislands.com /poros/home.htm   (239 words)

  
 Poros (Kefalonia), Greece - Definition, explanation
Poros (Greek: Πόρος;), older form -o and -on is a picturesque town located located in the southeastern portion of the island of Kefalonia and part of the municipality of Elaios-Pronoi.
Poros serves a port which serves ferry routes to Kyllini in the Peloponnese and a small yacht is in the southern portion.
Poros has a small school, a lyceum, a gymnasium, a church, a small post office, a police station, and a square (plateia).
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/p/po/poros__kefalonia__greece.php   (379 words)

  
 Poros -- Useful Information
Poros is a small island and tourists, as well as locals, first prefer to walk, then to bike, and then maybe use a motorcycle.
Poros is connected to Piraeus by a ferry which takes about two to three hours, by the "Flying Dolphin," (hydrofoil) which takes only fifty-five minutes, and by many other medium-size boats taking usually about an hour and a half.
Poros is also connected to the ports of Methana, Galatas, Ermioni, and Costa in the Peloponnese and with the islands of Aegina, Hydra and Spetses.
www.greece.org /poseidon/work/islands2/saronic/poros/infomenu.htm   (620 words)

  
 Kefalonia, Cephalonia, - Ionian Greek Islands - Greece
Poros is a picturesque landscape, full of mountains, ravines and beaches on the south-east edge of Kefalonia, which wins the liking of every visitor.
Poros was inhabited and started developing after the earthquakes of 1953 which took place on the island.
Today, Poros is one of the main ports of the island, a seaside and busy town, a perfect place with a unique combination of colours of the nature such as green and blue.
www.thegreektravel.com /kefalonia/poros.html   (1663 words)

  
 Madera Tribune
POROS, Island of Kefalonia, Greece - The tomb of Odysseus has been found, and the location of his legendary capital city of Ithaca discovered here on this large island across a one-mile channel from the bone-dry islet that modern maps call Ithaca.
Rather, this small village of Poros on the southeast coast of Kefalonia now occupies part of a site that most likely was the much larger city which served as capital of the multi-island kingdom ruled by Odysseus and his father Laertes.
The most active promoter of the Poros area as Homeric Ithaca is the current mayor, who at one time was governor of the prefecture (county or small state) including both Ithaca and Kefalonia.
maderatribune.1871dev.com /news/newsview.asp?c=167178   (852 words)

  
 Poros
Poros (Greek: Πόρος;) is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, at a distance about 48 km (32 miles) south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a 200-metre wide sea channel.
Poros consists of two islands: Sphairia, the southern part, which is of volcanic origin, where today's city is located, and Kalaureia, also Calauria (meaning 'gentle breeze'), the northern and largest part.
The ancient town of Kalaureia was the seat of the maritime Amphictyony, which was set up in the 7th century BC and was a league of city-states (Poros, Athens, Prassiai, Aegina, Epidaurus, Hermione, Troizene, Nauplion and Orchomenos) resolving political and religious issues of its members (analogous to modern international organizations).
www.mlahanas.de /Greece/Cities/Poros.html   (524 words)

  
 Poros - JustGreece.com
In the 7th century BC Poros, then cal led Kalaureia, was the seat of an amphictyony of seven cities.
Directly opposite the harbour of Poros is the Peloponnesian town of Galata, set in the midst of greenery, and further S is the idyllic Lemonodasos (lit.
Poros is also linked by ferryboat and hydrofoil from Piraeus with the other islands in the Saronic Gulf as well as with harbours in the Argolid and Leonidion.
www.justgreece.com /saronic/poros.php   (376 words)

  
 History and mithology of Poros island
There was a limited presence of Dryopes in Poros during the end of post-Helladic era, in the area where later the town around Poseidon's temple was developed.
However, Poros played an important role during the Independence War because, since it is located near the Peloponnese, it became a passage and a place of meeting of several personalities of that time, despite the fact that in the opposite coast there was a Turkish guard.
Poros was also a source of inspiration for many great artists of our century, Greeks and foreigners.
www.greek-tourism.gr /poros/historyUK.htm   (912 words)

  
 www.apollo.se - Våra resor, Grekland, Poros, Poros
Poros betyder smal genomfart och ön har fått sitt namn från det 370 meter breda sund som skiljer ön från fastlandet.
I huvudorten Poros stad ligger en skyddad hamn och den idylliska staden klättrar utmed sluttningarna.
Poros bjuder också på hålligång för den som önskar det. Längs Askelistranden ligger flera trevliga musikbarer, caféer och tavernor.
www.apollo.se /Travelling+with+apollo/Catalogue/Grekland/Poros/?Search=True&Rank2=true   (437 words)

  
 Tourist and Holiday Information on Poros Island: A Greek Island Destination
Poros Island is situated in the Saronic Gulf and lies close to the Peloponnesian mainland.
This in turn has allowed Poros island to return to its original typical Greek island way of life, where the tourist and visitor is again welcomed with open arms to join the islanders' relaxed and tranquil way of life.
What makes Poros so different from other Greek islands is the lush native Pine Forest which still covers much of the island; the other islands by comparison are baron wildernesses.
www.poros-island.co.uk   (535 words)

  
 Greece Travel: Poros-The Alternative to Athens
To sail slowly through the streets of Poros is to recapture the joy of passing through the neck of the womb.
Poros does not have the incredible long sandy beaches of the Cyclades, but neither does downtown Athens.
The word Poros means a strip of sea, narrower then a strait, uniting two minor bays.
www.greektravel.com /greekislands/poros   (758 words)

  
 Poros island in Greece, introduced by Almi Yachts
However, Poros played an important role during the Independence War because, since it is located near the Peloponnese, it became a passage and a place of meeting of several personalities of that time, despite the fact that in the opposite coast there was a Turkish guard.
In September of the same year, the ambassadors of the three powerful nations of the times -England, France and Russia- gathered in Poros for a meeting with Kapodistrias, the prime minister of the new born Greek country, to discuss the definition of the borders of the New Greek state.
Poros was also a source of inspiration for many great artists of our century, Greeks and foreigners.
www.almiyachts.com /greek_islands/saronic/poros/poros_greece.html   (1093 words)

  
 Rent properties in Greece - Saronic Islands - Poros, Hydra, Spetses, Aegina
Discover the island of Poros and 2 minutes across the water you are on the mainland where we have villas with pools.
Poros is ideally placed for an island hopping experience with fast or slow ferries at the harbour waiting to take you to other Saronic islands or back to Athens from where many more islands can be visited.
Poros consists of two islands, joined by a narrow canal: the small volcanic islet of Sferia over which Poros town houses clustered on the hillside, and the pine-swathed Calavria.
www.havenonearth.co.uk /info.php?them=search&subthem=region&country=3®ions=3   (358 words)

  
 Poros, Greece, Greek islands
Poros is a small, volcanic little island of great beauty.
Because of Hydras power in the 18th century, Poros was quite outshone, but the island contributed to the war of Independence that started in 1821.
In General, the beaches on Poros are very calm, since they are situated in sheltered little bays.
www.in2greece.com /english/places/summer/islands/poros.htm   (515 words)

  
 Poros island Greece - Poros travel information - Poros hotels, accommodation, olympics 2004, apartments
Visitors to Poros, immediately become witnesses to a strip of crystal clear waters, fringed by scenery that is blessed by mother-nature.
Poros Island looks like a simple prolongation of Peloponesse, since the isthmus that separates it from the Mainland of Peloponesse is narrow.
POROS is so close to Athens that you could wake up in the morning and in just a little more than an hour be walking around Acropolis, shopping in the flea market or wandering around Plaka looking for gifts or a nice place for lunch.
www.allgreecetravel.com /poros/default.asp   (378 words)

  
 Poros Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Poros is the classical Greek name of a ruler in the Punjab (northwestern India) who was also called Parvataka.
Poros (Greek: Πόρος) is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, at a distance about 48 km (32 miles) south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a 200-metre wide sea channel.
The picturesque town of Poros with its beautiful neoclassical buildings is built amphitheatrically on the slopes of a hill.
www.bookrags.com /Poros   (624 words)

  
 Poros - Greek Holiday Islands lists accomodation, car rentals, yacht charter and property for sale on the smaller Greek ...
Poros is a volcanic island made up of two islands, which are joined by a bridge.
Sfaira, a small rocky island where the town of Poros and the harbour are located, and Kalavria, which is larger and greener with pine forests from one end to the other, lovely beaches, which are small, shaded and calm, even on the windiest of days, and where most of the hotels are.
Poros Direct - Comprehensive details of ALL hotels, pensions, private houses and villas to rent on this attractive Greek island with full descriptions addresses and current prices so that you can book your accommodation directly without paying agent fees.
www.greekholidayislands.com /poros.htm   (638 words)

  
 Poros Island Greece, Online Publication, Information for Visitors and Tourists.
Poros Island Greece, Online Publication, Information for Visitors and Tourists.
The Poros Bulletin Online Community has been removed due to the constant bombardment of link bots.
I'm searching for a more sophisticated CMS and hope to bring it back soon.
www.poros-bulletin.co.uk   (106 words)

  
 Hydra
(Poros means crossing in Greek) Staying true to the Argo-Saronic form, the island is very mountainous but also has lush, green pine trees.
In mythology, this is said to be Posiden's island which explains why the ruins of his temple lie on the top of the larger of the two peeks, looking down the slopes to the clean blue water that surrounds the back side of the island.
(Note to people from Poros getting ready to e-mail me. Perhaps you could educate me about your history instead of calling me an idiot.) In the 18th century a group of monks founded the Monastery of Zoohokhou Piyis (Source of life).
members.tripod.com /apollophotos/photos/greece/poros   (334 words)

  
 Poros holiday, cheap holiday Poros, package holiday to Poros, last minute holiday Poros   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Poros is so close to the mainland that it lacks an independent quality.
Facing the mainland settlement of Galatas, Poros Town is dominated by its quayside, with ferries, hydrofoils and water taxis coming and going regularly; cafes and tavernas line the inland side of the promenade.
Poros consists of two sheltered islands, the gently sloping Sferia and the much larger, hillier Kalavria, linked together by a bridge over a very narrow channel.
www.barrheadtravel.co.uk /holiday-destinations/mediterranean/greece/poros   (805 words)

  
 Poros Island sailing holidays and yacht charters, sailing in Greece, the Saronic, Athens and Poros.
Poros Island sailing holidays and yacht charters, sailing in Greece, the Saronic, Athens and Poros.
Poros, the ancient Kalureia, lies south-west of the Methana Peninsula, separated from the north coast of the Argolid by a strait between 250 m and 1000 m wide, 1.5 km long and up to 4 meters deep.
The inhabitants, many of whom are of Albanian descent, live by farming the fertile coastal areas on the mainland which belong to Poros and, increasingly, by the tourist trade.
www.sailingissues.com /greekislands/poros.html   (382 words)

  
 Poros (Kefalonia), Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Poros (Greek: Πόρος), older form -o and -on, is a picturesque small town located in the municipality of Elios-Pronnoi, some 40 km SE of Argostoli, 28 km SE of Sami and 12 km NE of Skala, in the southeast of Kefalonia, one of the Ionian Islands of Greece.
Poros port, with its couple of tavernas and bars, connects the island with Kyllini on the Peloponnese area of mainland Greece via regular year-round ferry service.
Although Poros was the first part of Kefalonia to be discovered by tourists, when a cruise ship started to call in around 1980, it has been overtaken by neighbouring Skala in terms of volume.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Poros_(Kefalonia),_Greece   (676 words)

  
 Poros island saronic gulf greece - travel information and recommendations for Poros island - All Greece Travel
Poros is connected with Aegina island by ferry and hydrofoil.
Poros is connected with Hydra island by ferry and hydrofoil.
Poros is connected with Spetses island by ferry and hydrofoil.
www.allgreecetravel.com /poros/tools.asp   (548 words)

  
 POROS
You enter the harbor of Poros swaying and swirling, a gentle idiot tossed about amidst masts and nets in a world which only the painter knows.
To sail slowly through the streets of Poros is to recapture the joy of passing through the neck of the womb.
The closest distance between the two bodies of land is 300 meters and during ancient times, according to the author Pausanias, you could walk across it.
www.magicaljourneys.com /Poros   (603 words)

  
 Poros Greek Discount Travel & Poros Travel Information Greece
Poros Greece, called Calaureia in ancient times, was the island of Poseidon, god of the sea.
This fact may account for why Poros Greece was chosen to be the headquarters of an amphictyony (alliance) set up in the 7th century BC whose members were seven cities.
Poros Greece is a small island and is 35,5 nautical miles from Piraeus.
www.greek-travel.info /poros.html   (1176 words)

  
 poros hotels, poros car rentals, travel agents, map poros greece   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Poros is an extremely picturesque and aristocratic island blessed with sheer natural beauty and bearing unique nobility, a fact that you will realize as soon as you shall reach its scenic and elegant port.
Situated at a close distance from the main ports of the prefecture of Attica, Poros is considered to be an ideal resort for long-term holidays but even for a weekend escapade from the daily routine.
The capital town and port of Poros, which throbs with cobbled roads, narrow alleys, traditional houses and scenic quarters, has many interesting sightseeing, such as the naval station, the clock, the ruins of the Doric sanctuary of Poseidon, the municipal library, the islet of Bourtzi and the archaeological museum.
www.1hellas.com /poros/index.html   (228 words)

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