POROS HOLIDAY HOUSE
From $215 / night
Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Located on a lovely alley near the historical centre of Poros and just few minutes stroll way from the waterfront, this property is a newly built holiday house which follows the islandÂšs original architectural style(tiled roof, bright white of the building and sweet azure windows).
The main building material that dominates the interior is the wood while the style is simple and smooth without dampening its authentic local vibe. This elegant islander style habitat is nestled on a rocky plot of 250 sq.m and offers 160 sq.m of internal accommodation. It has been carefully designed in every detail so as to provide an excellent accommodation over ...Read more
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Additional Location Information
The house is located on a lovely alley near the historical centre of Poroâ€™s mountainside and just few minutes stroll way from the waterfront. It is surrounded by houses which are blended harmoniously into the rocky landscapeall and follow the cycladic architectural style(white-washed houses with azure windows). Due to its privileged position, the house offers magnificent mountain & seaside views.
Very close to the house is located the historical center of Poros where someone can find various sight sees (clock tower, the archeological museum etc,)shops,banks, restaurants, tavernas, cafeterias etc. At the "doorstep" of the house is found the waterfront which is a grear place for romantic stroll. The various market shops, cafeterias, restaurants, tavernas and bars along the waterfront add a festive feel and denote that this place has a vitality and spiritedness Moreover its close proximity to various tourist attractions, beaches and the island's port gives the holidaymaker the opportunity to discover seamlessly other places besides Poros. Poros island it is somehow found in a strategically position. Very close to the mainland(Peloponissos, Athens, Epidavros,Nafplio) and the other islands(Aegina,Hydra,Spetches of the Saronic Gulf. So it can be used as the base for unexpensive & short holiday escapes.
How to reach Poros Island
Poros Island Greece, one of the most beautiful Greek islands situated in the Saronic Gulf just a 60 minute trip by Flying Dolphin from Piraeus port in Athens or enjoy a relaxing 2.5 hours trip taking in the magnificent Greek views of the Saronic Gulf on a ferry. Poros Island is just two minutes by taxi boat from the Greek mainland Galatas(Settlement situated in Peloponnesus area, two & half hours far from Athens by car) . Other Saronic Gulf Greek islands are easily reachable using the excellent Flying Dolphin or Ferry services.
When you set foot in Poros harbour after few meters will meet the main coastal road of Poros Island. On your way to the Town, turn right and walk/drive alongside the townâ€™s waterfront which is full of shops, bars and Greek restaurants (taverns). To confirm that you are on the right direction, you should have the sea on your right hand side and the settlements on your left. After 300m you will meet the church of Panagia (Holy Mary) Evagelistria. Just on the rear of the church, start many stone-step alleys which lead to a narrow asphalted alley. When you reach the alley, turn left and walk along this alley. After few meters you will find yourself in front of the sea-facing side of the house.
WATER SPOR activities
The good weather conditions at Poros are suitable for water sports.An excellent training center is located at Poros and very important sport development takes place. In Poros' paddledrome a lot of famous athletes from all over the world were trained. There vessels & boats can be provided to experienced scullers while lessons are organized to those who want to live a wonderfull kayaking, sailing amd rowing experience. Poros also has two famous Water skiing clubs one located in Askeli and the other in Neorion bay. Besides water ski, someone can enjoy other water based amusing activities like wind surfing, jump, trick skiing, wakeboard, barefoot, jet ski, tubes, water paragliding etc.The nothern sea part of the island is quite rocky and ideal for dive fishing activities. A great spot is around the cape of Acherdos.
1.On the Eastern side it is worth visiting the Zoodochou Pigi Monastery (18th century), built on a green slope with a view to the sea. With its picturesque ness,it combines peace and simplicity.At the entrance of the Monastery there is a famous spring with healing properties which lies on the side of a torrent, below some huge plane trees.
2.Walking towards northeastern we reach the Temple of Posidon. Few remains are felt today from the Doric Temple (6th century) made of blue limestone with 34 columns. This place was a sacred asylum for fugitives and castaways.
3. Five kilometers towards the North there are the ruins of the
Russian Dockyard. There in 1834 warehouses and bakeries were built for the supply of the Russian fleet sailing in the Aegean.The Russians kept this property until the 1900s. since 1989,with a Ministerial decision, the Russian Dockyard has been announced as a historical monument due to its great architectural and historical interest.
4.The ancient Trizina is known as the homeland of Thiseas and it is one of the most interesting places in Poros. All the archeological finds from ancient Trizina are located in the archeological Museum. Continuing your way, a distance of about 3 kilometer from Trizina there is a place called 'Vasiliki Tafi'(The Royal cemetery).This area has great interest because of the archaeological finds of the Mycenaean period.
5.Walking towards northwestern we reach 'Diavologefiro' which is an abrupt area in Poros but famous for its wild beauty. The visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful natural environment. The area is full of blooming flowers and trees.
6.Another worth visiting area is the 'Lemon Forest'. Lemon trees grow wild in Mediterranean climates and can be easily recognized by their tangy smell of fresh. It is ideal for romantic nice long walks as the sound of the running water is wonderfully soothing. Here the river flows furiously through a deep canyon.
7. Opposite ' Aliki' and more specifically at the eastern of the port there is a small island called Bourtzi with a small castle built in 1827 in order to protect the port. The visitors will have the opportunity to see the castle's thick, tall walls that still exist.
More About This Location
Rural retreats, Waterfront, Beach or lakeside relaxation