The setting here is spectacular, sitting at the foot of a valley cutting down through the high mountains. Poros itself is a picturesque village, growing more and more popular with sailors as an overnight destination. The port itself is home to a number of cafe bars and restaurants. There are more facilities in the town, just a 5 minute walk away, where you’ll also find the main beach and swimming area.
Previously, the port suffered from the presence of a car ferry that arrived late and departed early in the morning, running it’s generators throughout the night. Thankfully a new terminal has been built, a long way from the yacht berths. Most pilot books are out of date but as word gets around, Poros is fast becoming the popular attraction and yachting destination it always deserved to be.
Poros fits perfectly into our suggested itinerary, providing a great link between Zante in the south and Vathi, Ithaka in the north.
Water is provided here and port fees this year were around 1 euro and 80 cents. Bargain.