Poros is lush and green and one of the three ports of the island with daily
connections to Kylini and the Greek mainland. It has an attractive and compact
centre with shops , bars and tavernas. After the earthquake of 1953 which
destroyed the few fishermen's houses, it was rebuilt at the foot of the
mountains Pahni and Atros. The sea with its clear and transparent waters offers
a spectacular sight with a variety of colours. The area is renowned as a fishing
place, while its caves are a shelter for the seal Monachus-Monachus and the
Loggerhead turtle Caretta- Caretta.
The ravine of Poros is one of the most beautiful geological phenomena of
Kefalonia. It is an 80 metre precipice, with steep slopes. This wild and
imposing landscape is connected to a strange legend that claims that the hollows
in the rocks are the footprints of the huge supernatural feet of the hero
Along the coastline south of Poros heading towards Skala you will find
numerous pretty little coves and beaches for those who want to get away from the
The monastery of Atros is situated 5 kms above the town of Poros. It dates
back to 1264 which makes it the oldest monastery on Kefalonia. It was destroyed
17 times (often by earthquakes) but was rebuilt each time by the monks. It was
attacked 3 times alone by Saracens during the middle ages with 127 monks losing
their lives in its defence. The road leading to the monastery is in extremely
poor condition and should be taken with care. If you are walking - go early
morning or in the evening to avoid the heat of the day.
The people here are open hearted and friendly - treat them well and you will
have friends for life.