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Poros Village

Irrespective of the direction you access the port of Poros and village, the views and surrounding landscape are beautiful and impressive.

Poros is accessible from Skala village via the 14 km coastal road. An approach that offers many swim stop opportunities in the turquoise sea of the beaches and coves.

Coming from Argostoli 42 km away, access is through the impressive gorge of Poros, a unique geological phenomenon through which the River Vohinas flows during the winter months.

Poros, built in an amphitheatrical design along the extended beach, offers a beautiful combination with a backdrop of lush green mountains reaching down to the turquoise sea and the rich fishing waters. Poros is one of the first villages to gain popularity in years of the initial tourist development of Kefalonia, and to this day has many loyal return visitors.

An important and attractive focal point of the village is the extended square by the sea. The ideal meeting place for locals and tourists alike, either for coffee and discussion, late night strolls, or to watch the local traditional dance displays and fairs. The village square plays an important social role.

There is a wide selection of taverns and restaurants located along the sea. Small hotels and apartments ensure you a comfortable stay in the quiet enjoyable environment that the village offers. Poros, with its own open-air amphitheatre, hosts many cultural events during the summer months. The Telemachios Uneven Road Race in early September is a tradition of many years with participants from different countries.

Of the sights nearby that are worthwhile seeing, are the unique to the Ionian Islands large vaulted Mycenaean tomb (1200 B.C. Open every day except Mondays) and the Monastery of Atros at an altitude of 500 m at the top of Mt. Atros, offering superb views of the surroundings.  For hiking lovers, there is a very interesting hike up to the ancient acropolis on Mt. Pakhni overlooking Poros.

For swimming, Poros has the beautiful sandy/shingle beaches of Aragia and Limenia, and Makria Petra, a small paradise that can only be reached by boat. Other beaches in the nearby area are Skala, Mounda and Ratzakli. Boats for daily rental are available from the port.

Poros is connected to the mainland by ferryboat with Kyllini.

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