Poros

Poros

Poros Poros

Otra vez reunión en Atenas y aprovechando el sábado para visitar otra isla Sarónica, Poros (Πόρος). Desde el puerto del Pireo se tarda un poco más de una hora en uno de los FlyingCats de Hellenic Seaway. Aunque no tiene el encanto de Hydra con sus burros y sus playas inaccesibles por 20E se puede alquilar una scooter y descubrir las mejores playas de las isla.

Poros (Greek: Πόρος) is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, at a distance about 58 km (31 nautical miles) south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a 200-metre wide sea channel, with the town of Galatas on the mainland across the strait. Its surface is about 31 square kilometres (12 square miles) and it has 4,117 inhabitants.

The town of Poros has 4,102 of these inhabitants. The only other inhabited settlement is Ágios Nektários (pop. 15). The ancient name of Poros was Pogon. Like other ports in the Saronic, it is a popular weekend destination for Athenian travellers.

Poros is an island with rich vegetation. Much of the northern and far eastern/western sides of the island are bushy, whereas large areas of old pine forest are found in the south and center of the island.

With the Treaty of Kuchuk Kainarji, Russia secured free shipping for its navy, war and merchant alike, throughout the waters of the Ottoman Empire. As Russian naval activity grew, need arose for a supply station, and land was acquired at the edge of Poros town. Extensive materiel, coal, and food storage facilities were built, as well as a hardtack baking factory. – Wiki

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Hydra and the Athens port

Hydra Island Greece Hydra Island Greece

Piraeus is situated in the southwest part of the central plain of Attica. Piraeus is bounded by Mount Egaleo to the northwest, the Saronic Gulf to the south and west, and is connected with the rest of the Athens urban area to the east and northeast. The city proper consists of a rocky peninsula, originally an island, featuring three natural harbours. In addition to the central one, called Kantharos in ancient times, the smaller harbours to the east are still in use, Zea also known as Pasalimani, and Munichia, the smallest of the three and widely known as Mikrolimano.

Athens port

Hydra (Ύδρα) is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. It is separated from the Peloponnese by narrow strip of water. In ancient times, the island was known as Hydrea (Υδρέα, derived from the Greek word for “water”), which was a reference to the springs on the island.
Garbage trucks are the only motor vehicles on the island, as cars or motorcycles are not allowed by law. Donkeys, bicycles, and water taxis provide public transportation. The inhabited area, however, is so compact that most people walk everywhere.

Via Wikipedia (Pireos ,Hydra)

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Patras, Ioannina, Delphi


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Hospitality, is the definition of Greece and specially of Ioannina. Besides the beautiful landscapes, from the seaside of Nafplio, Galaxidi and Nafpaktos to the sharply mountains of Ioannina and Metsovo, you can enjoy the warm welcome of Greek people in the many crowded caffee houses, restaurants and taverns in any town.

Any place is good enough to drink for hours a Frappé coffee and taste some of the specialities of the greek food: gyro (γύρο), souvlaki (Σουβλάκι), tzatziki (Τζατζίκι) or the famous greek salad (Ελληνική Σαλάτα). Always based on fresh and natural products.

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