Poros Island – Greece
Pssst…this island is one of the few remaining secrets, still undiscovered by the masses, and we like to keep it that way. Of the approximately 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas, only 227 are inhabited. While most visitors flock to the islands of the Dodecanese and Cyclades, there is a small group of islands called Argosaronic Islands – close enough to Athens to be easily reached, but far enough to provide for a distinct island feel. Poros Island is the third stop on the hydrofoil from Piraeus, after Aegina and Methana (which is technically speaking a peninsula), and before Hydra. Poros is a lush, green island, and one of the first things you will notice upon arrival is the omnipresent scent of pine trees. Poros with its eponymous town, and scattered bays throughout doesn’t carry the popular appeal of Ios or Mykonos, but exudes a low-key hometown charm that is much more powerful in keeping people returning. In fact, we have been traveling to Poros for over 15 years, and will continue to do so for many years to come. Poros is a fantastic vacation spot for families with children, and for those wanting to explore the historic sites of the Peloponnese without giving up the island feeling.
To experience Poros Island yourself, request a quote for our Family Vacation: Europe 2.0 program, or contact us for a tailor-made journey to Poros.