Poros

Poros

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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