With a tourist tradition dating back to the 50s, with a rugged but beautiful landscape, with lots of modern facilities yet with an ancient style and look, yacht charter Poros deserves the title of sailing holiday top destination. There is plenty of exploring to do both on land and on water to appeal to your adventurer’s spirit.
Why come here
In yacht charter Greece Saronic Gulf you’ll find an island-pair with an interesting mountainous landscape and a long history that left its mark on the people its places. It’s called yacht charter Poros and it’s been a regular sailing destination from as early as the 50s, ensuring it has a tradition in offering you the best services.
The countryside is made up of pine forests, the olive and lemon trees and it’s exactly that type of landscape that inspired many writers the likes of Giorgios Seferis, Kosmas Politis and Henry Miller. So your skipper should definitely take you for a trip around the island.
What to see
The most popular places in yacht charter Poros, places like the Villa Deimezi, the Korizi plaza where you’ll find the Archeological Museum, the Zoodochu Pigi Monastery or the Public Library are worth dropping by. In case you’re looking for remnants of the ancient Greek civilization, all your crew needs to do is head to the northern part of the island, to the Temple of Poseidon, or what is left of it today after centuries have passed over it.
What to do
It’s safe to say you’ve worked up an appetite by now, so let us guide to the best places to grab a bite to eat. Gourmets are probably going to want to sample the yacht charter Poros local souvlaki, but there are other foods that the locals specialize in: the Italian pizza or the French crepes, not to mention that everyone’s favorite, ice cream.
When night falls, the island comes alive with hundreds of tourists looking for fun. They head to one of the many bars that stay open late, to one of the clubs, cinemas or venues with live Greek music. This is only a matter of choice but the offer is extremely varied.
Shopping isn’t neglected either in yacht charter Poros, and while you’re going to find souvenir shops and stalls at every corner, there are also clothes boutiques, bookstores and jewelries where you can leave your hard-earned cash. There is even a hairdressers where the ladies can freshen up their dos after a day at the beach.
In the marina you’ll find diving schools and water-sports facilities. That’s if you don’t choose to lounge by the beach or sit in a bar all day. Those sailing addicts can go sailing or take boat trips around the islands.
The events in yacht charter Poros mirror the religious devotion found throughout Greece and the rest of the Mediterranean, as most of the festivities here occur on saints’ days or during religious holidays. But for those fortunate to arrive here during the sailor’s week, there are a lot of things to see. Sadly, this is a biannual event, meaning that it only takes place during the first 10 days of July once every 2 years.