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Poros is a volcanic island, formed through the union of two smaller islands, Kalouria and Sphaena. It lies in close proximity to the Argolid, separated from the Peloponnese by an extremely narrow channel. Archaeology buffs will want to visit the scant remains of the Sanctuary of Poseidon, 5 km. from the town ol Poros on the road to the Monastery ol Zoodochos Pigi. The sanctuary in situated, like so many ancient temples, amidst the most beautiful setting on the island. It dates to the 6th century B.C. and was the centre of the Kalaurian League, a maritime confederation formed by Ermioni, Epidaurus, Natplio, Aigina, Athens and Orchomenos. It was also a reluge for the shipwrecked and persecuted. It was here that Demosthenes is said to have drunk poison after having been cornered by his enemies in 322 B.C Built up the sides of a small hill, the town of Poros has the blue woodwork and white walls so typical of Greek island architecture.
Swimmers will find charming little sandy bays all along the way to Neorio, rimmed with pine trees down to the sea.
The approach to Poros by ferry is especially picturesque.
Crossing to the mainland is made easy by dozens ol little boats constantly transporting people from coast to coast. A visit to the Lemon Forest (Lemonodassos) is a favourite excursion from Galatas.