Often overlooked in favor of more high-profile islands like Hydra and Spetses, Poros is a wonderful, traditional island. Unique in its morphology, Poros was created by the volcanic action of Methana and consists of two islands, Spheria and Calavria. What separates Poros from the Peloponnese peninsula is a tiny, narrow canal, hence the nickname Bosporus. The town of Poros, the island’s capital, boasts stylish neoclassical mansions with gorgeous red-tiled rooftops and earthy facades. The Clock Tower is the ultimate trademark of the island, as it can be spotted from every single corner. Close to the town of Poros one can find the waterfront town of Galatas, a rustic beauty with a magnificent Lemon Forest. Love Bay, Askeli, Kanali, Mikro and Megalo Neorio are some of the island’s finest beaches. Apagio, Karavolos, and Primasera are a few eateries to hit when in Poros. Some promenading will burn off those calories while the sun goes down.