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The Greek Grand Canal


If there is one dream which I like above all others it is that of sailing on land. Coming into Póros gives the illusion of that deep dream. Henry Miller, The Colossus of Maroussi

A mere 400 metres separates Póros (‘the passage’) from Galatás and the mountains of the Peloponnese, lending the island a uniquely intimate charm; if you sail through on a large ferry you can see what people on the second floors are watching on TV.

This Greek Grand Canal is nearly as busy as Venice’s, with ships of every size to-ing and fro-ing, all for the diversion of Póros café society. Besides the beauty of its location, its beaches and Póros Town, the island is only an hour from Piraeus by hydrofoil, and within easy driving distance of Epidauros, Naúplio, Mycenae and Troezen for mainland exploring.

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Saronic Islands

Text © Dana Facaros

Images by ArnoWinter, Evgeny L., G Da, Komponisto, Qweasdqwe, V4lerios