Poros and the surrounding area of Troezen, is known for its citrus, especially its lemons. Lemon exports from the famous Lemonodasos, were made to Constantinople and Smyrna from the early 19th century and until recently to countries such as the Soviet Union and Germany. Nowadays that the price of lemon has decreased, its production has shrunk.
09/10/2018

Lemon

Poros and the surrounding area of Troezen, is known for its citrus, especially its lemons. Lemon exports from the famous Lemonodasos, were made to Constantinople and Smyrna from the early 19th century and until recently to countries such as the Soviet Union and Germany. Nowadays that the price of lemon has decreased, its production has shrunk.
09/10/2018

olive oil

The cultivation of olives is dating since ancient times, in the broader northeastern Peloponnese and the islands of the Saronic Gulf. Indicative is the reference made by ancient traveler Pausanias. Today the most important olive variety which is grown is “Kothreiki – Manaki”. This variety of olive oil is considered one of Greece’s best, in terms of color and flavor characteristics. It is golden yellow, sweet, with no "spark" that burns the palate and can be consumed immediately after the extraction. Admittedly, this olive oil does not pass unnoticed.
09/10/2018

Spoon sweets

One of the most traditional products of Greece is considered to be the jam-like “Spoon sweets”. This way the housewives, were preserving fruits and nuts left-overs from harvests, by keeping them for long time into the syrup. Since Poros is known for its citrus, spoon sweets made with bitter orange and mainly lemon, are local products of the island.
08/10/2018

Konstantinos Parthenis

Konstantinos Parthenis is ranked among the 20th century’s most distinguished Greek painters. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1878, Parthenis first visited Poros in 1903 and returned to the island on several occasions.
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Ioannis Kapodistrias

The first governor of the newly established Greek State. In January of 1828 he arrived in Poros and temporarily established his temporary government, staying in the Kolokouvaros family house.
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Demosthenes

Antiquity’s most famed orator, Demosthenes was born in Athens in 384 B.C. and opposed Philip of Macedon’s expansionism in southern Greece. Demosthenes sought with his Philippic orations to persuade the Athenians to fight to preserve their independence, but this policy failed and Athens fell to Philip in the 338 B.C. Battle of Chaeronea.
08/10/2018

George Seferis

George Seferis, a Nobel laureate poet and one of the most distinguished figures in modern Greek literature, has strong links to Poros. His work Kichli (The Thrush, 1947) was inspired by a small shipwreck at Daskalio islet which he witnessed during his stay at Villa Galini.
08/10/2018

Porosea

3-day sport event which includes swimming, cycling and running, in late May.
08/10/2018

Christmas Events

The "Neighborhood of Christmas" awaits young and old residents and visitors every year at the Town Hall Square, with concerts, games and treats from nearby shops.