Back in 2011, I wrote a post about the Greek island of Poros. It’s not far from the Greek mainland…by ‘slow’ ferry it takes about two hours (I said three in my original post, but either I was wrong or the ferry’s sped up!)
Returning I used the high speed, and this took about an hour and a half, and I didn’t feel sick once as the boat cut through the waves. But I still prefer the slow option: walk out on deck, twist my head, cat like, into the sun.
This time of year was the yachting festival, so Poros was quite busy (unfortunately). But go just behind the main harbour (literally 200 yards) and I was into traditional Greek island territory.
My favourite place to eat was Dimitris’s Taverna, park of the butcher’s shop, again located away from the main hustle bustle.
And of course, there were the sunsets…no more words needed. Hurry up and come to Greece! Remember, just a short ferry ride away will take you to a world away from the hubbub of the big city, a world where you’ll feel peaceful. Enjoy!
And don’t forget the fishermen.
I was a volunteer on a WWII ship in 95, and on our way to Sochi, Russia, we laid up in Pareuess, Greece for 5 weeks. The Crew took the slow ferry to Poros for the day. Loved the June weather, rented motor bikes and relaxed the day away. Thanks for reminding me of those fond memories. Read my story in Lady and the Sea.
I am a huge fan of the Greel Islands since my first visit last year! We saw a few of them but Poros wasnt one of them. But it is now on my list!