The Best Beaches in Poros

Best Beaches in Poros

The island of Poros is a favorite for weekend getaways and has exotic beaches. From the tranquil Love Bay to the sandy Askeli beach, the island is a haven for relaxation.

You can reach this secluded spot by bike, scooter/quad bike or car. The road is lined with lovely bougainvilleas and you can visit a few taverns, including Taverna Karavolos that serves big snails!

Love Bay

Love Bay ( ) is one of the most gorgeous beaches in Poros and it’s even rumoured that if you fall in love here your romance will last forever. It has fine sand and crystal clear waters. The beach is surrounded by pine trees and the view is just magnificent.

You can reach it by bicycle, scooter/quad bike or car (4-5 EUR ride) from the port of Poros. You will find a nice 4* hotel called Sirene Blue here that has built a fantastic outdoor area with sun beds, umbrellas and ladders to go into the sea. Non-hotel guests are also welcome.

If you keep walking west on the coastal road you will soon reach Kanali Beach and then Askeli, the biggest coastal village of the island. It has a slightly functional feel with hotels, rooms to let and good cafes and taverns. There is a lovely beach here as well but it gets busy in summer months.

Perlia Beach

Like Love Bay, Perlia Beach is a romantic spot surrounded by pine trees and strewn with clean sand mixed with pebbles. This is one of the most popular beaches in Poros and can get busy during peak season. It’s also a little further away from the town than Love Bay which makes it feel a bit more secluded.

The next beach on the list is Russian Bay, a large beach whose name is inspired by the ruins of a Russian naval base that stand beside the sands. It’s a very spacious beach and a popular place for families to gather, as well as being home to a makeshift beach bar that handles food, music and sunlounger rentals.

From the end of Kanali Beach, you can walk a short way past the canal to reach the coastal village of Askeli. It has a functional feel but is full of cafes, taverns and traditional family-run hotels. It’s about 20 minutes from the beach.

Kaleureia Beach

Located before Xenia Poros Image Hotel and Megalo Neorio, this lovely beach used to be popular for its open air discotheque in the 80s. Today it’s more of a quiet beach for those who enjoy a late afternoon swim. It is also a great place to watch the sunset from the comfort of your beach umbrella or lounge chair.

Russian Bay is another stunning beach on Poros island. It is also a popular spot for snorkeling and diving. The seabed is full of foundations of an ancient city, which makes it a fascinating place to explore. There is a snack bar and a few lounge chairs at the beach, but it’s not as busy as Love Bay or Vagionia Beach.

Whether you’re looking for an action-packed holiday or a relaxing escape, Poros is the ideal vacation destination for you. Its gorgeous beaches, scenic landscape, and cliff-top houses offer the best of both worlds. You can enjoy sublime sea colours and crystal clear waters by day and then watch a spectacular sunrise or sunset in the evening.

Zoodochos Pigi Beach

A small arc of sand sheltered beneath green pine trees. Stunning emerald waters lapping quietly ashore. This cove is the perfect romantic spot. And it’s named for a boy and a girl who fell in love, but couldn’t marry due to their families’ disapproval. So, they secretly met at Love Bay every Sunday.

Another must-see is the town’s trademark – the Clock tower. Located on top of a hill among prickly pear and pine trees, the tower offers a lovely view of the harbour and the opposite shores of the Peloponnese and is one of the town’s gems.

Also, don’t miss the Dana Lighthouse at a distance of 6 km north of Poros, a beautiful square-built lighthouse that held an important place in the Greek revolution against the Turkish occupation. It is also a great point of departure for a trip to the Russian Bay Beach, a quiet sandy beach where the first Russian ships that helped the Greeks fight against the Turkish occupation were moored.