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Poros Beaches


OK so in truth Poros Island is not known for its coral white sand beaches, rimmed with palm trees. The fact is Poros is sheltered from rough seas and strong currents so there are in fact few areas of sandy beach. Palms grow here but not the coconut variety, instead native pine trees grow at the waters edge. Poros Island has many small bays each with their own small beach.

askeliAt Askeli,the beach is long and popular (busy) in the summer months, it has many tavernas along its front where you can take a break from the the sun bathing and have a cool beer or meze. Here the beach is great for children, shallow clear waters. There is a large water sports activity center at the end of the beach, where you can try your skills at water skiing or take to the skies with a go at parasending. Beach volley ball is also popular here with a sectioned off area.

Monastry beach is a little further along the coast and offers a quiet alternative to the busy Askeli beach, close to the Monastry of Zoodohos Pigi hence its name. The beach has its own little taverna for refreshments. This is as far as the local bus goes so getting to and from here without your own transport is easy


Canali beach is the closest to the main town of Poros. Again it is excellent for children being shallow and clear water. There are a few beach front tavernas here to choose from.

To the east of the main island are a range of beaches. First is Micro Neirio a small bay with it own beach cafe, nestled among the pine trees its a quieter beach than its big brother Neirio Bay a little further along the road.

Neirio is perhaps the largest beach on Poros Island, it has many hotels, tavernas and restaurants to choose from. The beach is well looked after and popular with the locals. Here is a windsurfing and water skiing school, so plenty of activities along with sunbathing.

Next is a small secluded little beach call Calypso Bay, blink as you drive by and you will miss it. Shallow sandy beach, again with its own taverna nestled among overhanging native pine trees, which can provide much needed shade in the strong summer sun.

Love bay, a very popular little bay. Although it does get very busy and water front space is limited. Pine trees also offer some relief from the sun when needed. Very clear water here.

rossikoOn this stretch of coast Russian Bay is the last beach. An old Russian Navy base gave the place its name (ruins of the buildings still remain) There is a small bar which hangs old parachutes up to offer its patrons a break from the sun. Very popular with yachts that moor here overnight, it is also possible to get a water taxi here from the main town just remember to arrange a pick up time!

On the north of the island is Vagiona Bay. Its quite a trip here and you need to either have your own transport or take a taxi. The drive here is stunning and from above the bay is deep blue. The beach is somewhat stony and not ideal for children as the waters drop off quite deep from shore. It is however a great place to snorkel so remember to bring the equipment with you. There is a caravan where you can buy drinks.