Enjoying the beaches of Poros on a Greece sailing break

By MedSailors Crew
on  January 27, 2014

Sail Greece - Poros Town

Poros lies in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf and, despite being one of the more miniature Greek islands at 19 square miles and only 3,993 residents, it is nonetheless one of the more popular destinations for people on a Greece sailing break to the islands.

One of the biggest draws of Poros is its fantastic shoreline and accompanying water-based activities. Its coastline, small as it is, is lined with sandy beach after sandy beach. Some of the most beautiful of these include Neorio, found on the west of the island and lined with dense pine woodland, the Russian Dockyard, a picturesque bay that is home to some of the island’s most architecturally wonderful monuments, and Askeli, big, beautiful and the place to go to experience the best in local nightlife.

Naturally, with all the beautiful coastline and waters to match, Poros is also a top spot for a variety of water-based activities. Askeli is perfect for family based fun in the sea, while Monastiri beach, on the island’s eastern side, and Vagionia, with its perfectly preserved underwater village, are the perfect one for scuba diving excursions.

If, however, you are after water sports on rather than under the waves, look no further than Neorio, which offers visitors a water skiing school, wakeboarding and even water polo facilities.

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