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Day 3: Hydra – Poros

Route to the three islands of the Saronic Gulf

Poros

The little Island of Poros lies in the shadow of ultra-popular Athens and the neighbouring Peloponnese. Yet, in a certain way, this plays to its advantage – you’ll surely find other tourists here, but certainly fewer than in Greece’s other resort towns.

According to written sources, Poros was considered the island of Poseidon, God of the Sea. There was once a temple to him here – the ruins of which remain today. The temple used to house numerous statues, including one of Poseidon himself. Unfortunately, over the years they’ve all been plundered; only a fragmented base of the Sovereign of the Seas statue remains. It can be found in the local archaeological museum. A visit to this museum is worth your time as many of its artifacts date back to the Mycenaean and Roman eras.

Poros’ natural surroundings are also worthy of admiration. It boasts a lemon forest, sandy beaches lined by tall pines, turquoise water, and a genuinely idyllic atmosphere. Incidentally, one of the island’s coves has a Russian name – it was once home to Count Orlov’s naval squadron.

Recommended boats for this region

Bavaria, 2003
Bavaria 49
Booked 2 times recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Solar panels
From 29/05 to 05/06
2 865 2 292
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Beneteau, 2008
Oceanis 43
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Air condition
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Hot water
Internet connection
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Refrigerator
Solar panels
Sprayhood
From 29/05 to 05/06
1 950 1 560
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2019
Bavaria Cruiser 51
Booked 4 times recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Hot water
Inverter
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Sprayhood
From 29/05 to 05/06
5 400 3 780
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2015
Bavaria 41 Cruiser
Booked 3 times recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Outboard engine
Safety net
From 29/05 to 05/06
2 746 2 334
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2020
Bavaria C50
Booked 2 times recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bathing platform
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
Electric toilet
GPS plotter
GPS plotter in cockpit
Hot water
Inverter
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Solar panels
Sprayhood
From 29/05 to 05/06
5 650 4 464
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Fountaine Pajot, 2018
Saona 47
Booked 1 time recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Safety net
Spinnaker
From 29/05 to 05/06
8 978 7 631
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat