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A peaceful port town

Poros may be one of Kefalonia’s sleepier towns, but excavations suggest it was once an important region on the island. Today, Poros holidays make for a quiet and peaceful escape, with plenty of history nearby, and some lovely beaches right on the doorstep. Thanks to its location on the eastern side of the island, Poros also serves as one of Kefalonia’s main harbours, used by ferries and yachts throughout the day.

Holidays to Poros allow you to divide your days between lazing on the beach or in one of the town’s little cafés and watching the boats come and go, and more active pursuits, such as hiking the coastline, visiting an atmospheric monastery or exploring nearby Drakaina Cave. And if you’re after a little more buzz, then Skala, one of the busiest holiday resorts on the island, is just a 20-minute drive away.

Your Poros questions, answered

Priority number one is chilling out at the beach and soaking up the relaxed vibe in town. Then head out and explore the many historic sites on Kefalonia.
A car gives you the flexibility to explore more of the island, whether you want to do a day trip to the capital, visit the harbour town of Fiskardo or find your own little beach.
There are a number of picturesque white-pebbled beaches surrounding Poros, which often remain relatively quiet and relaxed even in the peak of the tourist season.

Best things to do in Poros

Explore the coast

Small boats can be hired from Poros, allowing you to explore the nearby coastline and its empty bays. Look out for rare monk seals as you go.

Visit a monastery

The oldest monastery on Kefalonia, Atros Monastery is perched on a hill 5 kilometres from Poros. It dates back to the 8th century, and has sensational views over the Ionian Sea.

See the Drakaina Cave

History lovers will be fascinated by this cave, in the beautiful gorge of Poros, which was a site of human activity from the late Neolithic Age to the Bronze Age.