1. Poros (town)
Poros is the capital and the harbor of the island. Built amphitheatrically, combines urban majesty with traditional island beauty. Frequent and fast access from land and sea makes it a popular destination all months of the year. The Municipality of Poros organizes important cultural fests (Poros Arts Festival, Border), but also in the winter (Christmas Neighborhood, Halloween Events etc.), while Easter in Poros has a special value, with the customs of the Epitaph meeting at the harbor.
Walking along the beach and within the settlement, you will find imposing neoclassical buildings and mansions, the captains' legacy, hotels and rooms to let. During the summer months, the main coastal street is a pedestrian street from evening to late night, which makes Chora ideal for families with children, lovers of walking and cycling. There is a summer cinema and the Hatzopoulio Municipal Library with many cultural events.
At the highest point of the hill over which the city is built, the island's historic clock dominates. It was built in 1927 and is a unique sight for the island. Walking the road from there, you will be rewarded with the most beautiful sunset. In the modern marina in the evening the lights are reflected in the water while along the pier numerous cafes, restaurants, tourist shops and bars, make the city bustle with night and day life.
Neorio stretches in the southwestern part of the island, next to a pine forest. Neorio is connected with the city of Poros by taxi or by boat and if you love walking, you need about 30 minutes.
In Neorio you will find plenty of hotels and rooms to let next to the sea. The area is ideal for family tourism and relaxation on its quiet beaches. Here there are taverns on the sea, a school for water skiing and a supermarket. Megalo Neorio is very close to two other beautiful and picturesque beaches, the sandy bay "Limanaki tis Agapis" (old hiding place of lovers) and the ruins of the historic Russian port station, where many yachts dock in the summer area.
An important landmark of the Neorio area between Mikro Neorio and Aspros Gatos is Villa Galini, a beautiful neoclassical building dating back to 1892 that has occasionally hosted great personalities of letters and arts such as G. Seferis, Henry Miller, Greta Garbo, Chatzikyriakos - Ghikas and many others.
Askeli is a seaside settlement about 1.5km. NE of the settlement of Poros with continuous tourism development. The picturesque settlement is built amphitheatrically in a pine-covered area. Very close is the largest (on the island) beach with sand and pebbles. It is an organized beach, offering also water sports. There are many taverns and cafes nearby.