Has anybody ever stayed at one of the above islands just off mainland Greece.
A friend asked me if I had any info on them or if anyone I knew had stayed on either of them.
Any handy tips would be grateful.
Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 16áMarchá2010 at 4:11pm - IP Logged
Yes i have Viv..
What would you like to know...(it was the first ever greek island we ever went to)...
Both islands are very small Poros has just the one main road that runs all the away around the island...There is hardly any thing on the island to visit or do apart from the main little town of Poros it self..
You can get a ferry to to take you to the main land oposesit (Just a very short ride over)There are other greek island that you can go to from Poros on boat trips out...
One to hydra that you have mention..lovly little island almost the same as Poros in size(BUT no cars or motor bike) its all move by ass and donkey) Lovely big harbor with guns each side a painters paridice there are loads of them there painting away...Also you can buy gold in the meany shops around the harbor...
That about all there is at Hydra..If you like it quiet that the place to be..There are some small beaches further along the coast road but very few and far between there the boats that you came on will take you there while vistating Hydra...Prity place but not a lot there afraid to say...Chris
On paros there is a great tavern called the seven brothes were they have great greeks night...
During the day time the touris come from of the ships march all the way in and back out again its so funny to see...The same happends on Hydra and it gets pack out for being so small in size...
Yes but many moons ago!! Stayed on Hydra, lovely harbour with winding back streets to get lost in! It gets very busy at the weekend when rich Athenians make the quick crossing by hydrofoil or sail their big yachts into port. No cars just a couple of bin wagons and no beaches to speak of. Plenty of sites on the net dedicated to the island.
Will pass information on to my friends. I think they were looking for a place to retreat to outside of mainland Greece but good to get them out on trips to mainland Greece. As it will be height of summer that they are visiting they did not want to stay in Athens but somewhere where they could sit back and relax if they want to for a day here and there.
Message posted by janmanessi on 16áMarchá2010 at 4:43pm - IP Logged
seaangler- are you describing Poros or Paros- or both?
I escorted a painting group once on Hydra- some time ago but there was quite a lot going on then, and suspect there will not be less now! Lots of lovely walks, little bays. Great influx of Athenians with matching suitcases at the weekend. Very beautiful. Can jump on a ferry to visit Spetses and other neighbouring islands.
The islands are reached by fast and regular catamaran service- and you can go off for a day to the city if you want to..
Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 16áMarchá2010 at 5:16pm - IP Logged
Janmanessi...Corected to Poros. Been to Paros as well. Great little island more to do on Paros.
Paros belive or not...more people pass through it than any other Greek island being in the hub of all Greek islands. Back packers paridice...Paros
Hydra is nice but a bit pricey eating around harbour and as mentioned rocky and no beach. The Argo Saronics all nice islands, Aegina, Poros, Hydra, Spetses Agistri etc. I have stayed on them all my favourite in the group would be Agistri so laid back, very little traffic.
Poros was getting busier last time I was there do not know what it will be like now as big UK tour operators pulled out of this group of islands.
We stayed on Poros the week after the twin towers were demolished in New York. It was very quiet tourist wise but there is a naval training place there and they had their passing out day while we were there. It was great fun! Octopus being barbecued everywhere and lads out with their proud parents or in groups eating cake or icecream rather than getting drunk.
Yes Poros town is quaint and fun to wander around. It is also near enough to the Pelopponese to get a water taxi over.
We did a boat trip to Spetses and Hydra, interesting. Hydra had lots of expensive shops.
Also did a trip or two to Athens, quick by hydrofoil I remember.
We stayed in Aegina on another holiday, even nearer Athens but quite a contrast, much cooler and the pace of life slower.
These islands are near enough to each other to make a good holiday exploring the area - but when we went it was not really a beach or poolside kind of break, depends what your friends are looking for. Great if you like watching boats or trips on them, as I do.
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