Greek News Agenda presents one island every week.
In the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, separated by a narrow channel from the coast of the Peloponnese, lies the small but gorgeous island of Poros. Myth has it that this richly verdant island was the birthplace of Theseus.
The delightful little town of Poros is the island’s capital and port. Approaching the island by boat, the visitor may admire the jewel of the town: the historic clock built in 1927 on the top of a hill.
Near the harbour is the impressive Progymnastirio, the first residence of King Otto -first monarch of Modern Greece, - which today is used by the Hellenic Navy as a training centre for naval personnel.
Poros offers plenty of opportunities for excursions to the opposite coast of Argolis, such as the town of Galatas or the idyllic Lemonodasos ('Lemon Forest').
In early July a Naval Week is organised, with cultural events and exhibitions associated with the island’s naval history.
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