- Airport – 38.4 km/53 mins
- Argostoli – 39.9 km/55 mins
- Melissani Lake – 28.2 km/40 mins
- Myrtos beach – 43.3 km/65 mins
- Antisamos beach – 31 km/45 mins
- St Gerasimos Monestary – 32 km/45 mins
The port village of Poros is in the south-east of Kefalonia, some 12km north of Skala.
There are some truly unique places to eat and drink here – tavernas high up on the hill with stunning views over the port and across to Ithaka and ‘Remetzo’, a café bar at the port partially built inside a cave.
Limenia beach is on the road into Poros coming from Skala and has been dubbed mushroom beach due to the shape of the rocks in the sea. A little further along, towards Poros and up the hill is a beautiful hidden cove; park in the right hand clearing, walk along the cliff top and you will find the pathway heading down to the shore.
The port of Poros is very busy during the summer months due to the ferry which connects Kefalonia with mainland Greece and also because its a great area to sit and chill whatever the time of day.
From the port, follow the road up the hill and turn right onto the parade of shops and tavernas along the seafront. The beaches here mostly consist of shingle or pebbles so we recommend swim shoes if your feet are sensitive. The village of Poros is open all year round and during the summer months you will find everything you will need throughout your stay. If you like pizza, try Odysseus Palace, on the corner, opposite the town hall, one of the best in our opinion!
Further along the coastline is Ragia beach which was awarded a Blue Flag for water quality in 2019. There is a good selection of café bars and tavernas on this stretch of seafront, all of which are very good, a favourite of ours is Paradise Pool, a friendly family run taverna that serves up a delicious meze and a varied menu to suit all tastes.
All in all, Poros has something to offer everyone.
Dora ”We stayed at Odysseus Palace and loved it, very friendly owners & staff, we enjoyed every meal at the onsite restaurant. Poros village is mostly flat making everywhere accessible for us old folks”
Jamielyn ”I loved Poros – everyone is so friendly, plenty of places to explore and eat. They do lots of boat trips out of the harbour…..
….. I stayed at Hotel Oceanis, I couldn’t recommend it enough. It was amazing!! It’s family run and they are so lovely”
Out & about
Viewpoint – Old Skala
The balcony of Kelari Taverna in Old Skala is an incredible viewpoint in the south east of the island.
During the daytime you will get uninterrupted views across the Ionian sea to Zakynthos
Mycenaean Tholos Tomb
Up through the gorge out of the west side of Poros towards Tzanata you will find this well-preserved Mycenaean Tholos Tomb which dates back to…
Agia Eleoussa Church
The original church in Anninata was destroyed by the earthquake of 1953 and restored in 1954 unfortunately it was destroyed again by a big fire in 1986.
In recent years,
Viewpoint – Church of Saint Eleftherios
Where the road between Digaleto and Argostoli meets the road to the national park of Mount Ainos is an excellent viewpoint to take pictures from.
Skala beach is a 2.8km (1 3/4 mile) sand/shingle beach in the southeast of Kefalonia at the popular tourist resort of Skala. There are plenty…
On the edge of the village of Skala are the remains of a Roman villa, it is believed the land owner discovered the villa by…
Awarded Blue Flag status for 2021 Just outside of Skala below the village of Ratzakli there are two popular sandy beaches, Mounda beach & Kaminia…
Awarded Blue Flag status for 2021 Ragia beach is a pebble/shingle beach at the north end of the village of Poros. The depth of the…
Just outside of Skala below the village of Ratzakli there are two popular sandy beaches, Mounda beach & Kaminia beach. Although there are two names…
Church of our Lady Fidousa
The myth surrounding these small grey/black snakes, which appear to have a cross on their heads and cross shaped tongues comes from the year 1705,…
Archaic Temple of Apollo & Church of St George
About 3km up the coast from Skala towards Poros are the ruins of the Archaic Temple of Apollo and next to these ruins is the…
Potistis waterfall trail
This trail begins from a small roadside clearing at Limenia beach, Poros, there is enough room for a few cars to safely park here. The…