The Poros Piraeus ferry route connects Saronic Islands with Greece. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Hellenic Seaways. The crossing operates up to 25 times each week with sailing durations from around 1 hour.
Poros Piraeus sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
"Hellenic Seaways journey between Poros Island and Piraeus (Athens)"
We booked this online in advance and were very happy with the service. We would have no hesitation in recommending Hellenic Seaways.
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Located on the Greek island of Cephalonia, or Kefalonia, part of the Ionian group of islands, is the small town of Poros. The town is made up of three parts. In the port area of the town there are a few bars and tavernas. The port provides connections to Kyllini on the Peloponnese area of mainland Greece and to the island of Zakynthos during the summer months. The second area, away from the port, is the town beach which is comprised of a town square which is lined with tavernas and shops. The third area is Aragia which is separated from the centre of the town by the Vohinas River.
Poros and its surrounding area generally remains fairly uncrowded and is a good place for relaxing on the beach or for walking or hiking. A great attraction to visit, especially to hikers, is the oldest monastery on the island. The walk of around 3 km takes you along the beach in a north westerly direction which you then follow the path up into the mountains of Atros. At the end of the path is the monastery of the Virgin Mary which sits atop a 500 m high hill. Once at the monastery there are fantastic views to be had. The slow pace of the town has managed to retain its Greek atmosphere and it is generally regarded as a fairly down to earth sort of town. This is great for visitors because prices tend to be lower here than elsewhere.
The Greek city and port of Piraeus is one of the largest ports in the whole of the Mediterranean, and the third largest in the world, and has become a major hub for the ferry network that spans the Aegean Sea. Piraeus is an important city in its own right despite the fact that it is frequently considered to be a suburb of Athens, the Greek capital, which is only a very short distance away. Despite its proximity to Athens, Piraeus' waterfront has its own distinct appearance and visitors will see that the most appealing parts of the city are located around its eastern quarter, alongside both Mikrolimano Harbour and Zea Marina. A popular event in Piraeus is the Ecocinema International Film Festival which is held annually in late February and is where a number of films are screened at the Atticon Cinema and the Cineac Cinema, which are both located in the city's Town Hall Square.
Full of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, the waterfront district was greatly redeveloped in time for the Athens Olympics and as a result a new harbour front promenade was created that is lined with trees and passes the medieval city walls. The walls serve has a reminder and as an insight into the city's rich past.