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THE ISLAND OF POROS
Only a narrow strip of water separates the dramatic hills and mountains of the mainland from this tiny volcanic island. Poros is actually two islands, Kalavria and Sepheria that are divided by a 370m canal, indeed this is the meaning of Poros " a narrow strait ". Normally the town is home to just over 10,000 people, however, Athenians visit the island at weekends, partly due to it's proximity to the mainland but largely because of its beauty, pine forests and the air of romance that is Poros.
Town occupies most of the volcanic island of Sepheria, picturesquely situated
around a low conical hill, clustered with traditional whitewashed houses and
crowned with a slender clock tower. The town waterfront has a plethora of coffee
shops, tavernas, souvenir shops and small hotels. Yachts, ferries and hydrofoils
are all common visitors to the busy quayside. The pine swathed island of Kalavia by contrast
has much richer vegetation and boasts beautiful bays and coves for swimming.
Askeli and Neorion have modern hotels and many hotels and companies offer a
good choice of water sports from its beaches, i.e. diving, snorkeling, sailing
Askeli and Neorion have modern hotels and many hotels and companies offer a good choice of water sports from its beaches, i.e. diving, snorkeling, sailing and windsurfing.