Where to Stay in Poros

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Updated: November 27, 2023
By Santorini Dave

Our Favorite Poros Hotels

• Luxury: Dimitra
• Boutique: 7 Brothers
• Budget: Gigi Rooms
• Families: Niki’s Village
• Couples: Dimitra
• Pool: KTM Sunny Villas
• Port: Manessi
• Beach: Golden View

Waterfront lined with houses climbing up a hill to a blue clocktower

Poros is a relaxed and picturesque Greek island on the Saronic Gulf, sitting directly opposite the town of Galatas in the Peloponnese. Reachable via ferry from Piraeus in a little over an hour, Poros makes an especially accessible day trip or quick island getaway from Athens. Many ferries to Poros from Athens continue on to the other Argo-Saronic islands of Hydra and Spetses, making for easy and convenient island-hopping.

Hotels on Poros vary in style and level of luxury, from upscale hotels that offer exclusive amenities and services to more modest accommodations that are ideal for those seeking a simpler, more budget-friendly experience. It’s important to note, however, that luxury accommodations on laid-back Poros do not offer the same level of opulence or grandeur as can be found on some of the more famous Greek islands like Mykonos or Santorini. Instead, the luxury here is often about the quality of service, the charm of the surroundings, and the peaceful ambiance.

Rows of thatched umbrellas over sunbeds on a golden beach

Askeli Beach on Kalavria, Poros

Staying on Poros

Although generally thought of as one island, Poros actually comprises two islands: Sferia and Kalavria, which are separated by a bridge over a narrow strait.

Poros Town
Sferia is the smaller of the two islands, and is where the port and main town of Poros (Poros Town) are located. Poros Town is urban-feeling and lively, with charming cafés and shops along the vibrant waterfront providing visitors with a taste of traditional Greek island life mixed with a touch of modernity. Fishing boats, sailboats, and pleasure yachts line the busy harbor, which also serves ferry boats and water taxis (5 minutes, €1) that transport passengers between Poros and the town of Galatas, just across the way on the mainland.

Boxy white hotel glows golden in the dusk light

Manessi City Boutique Hotel on the Poros Town waterfront

Poros Town doesn’t offer a lot in the way of attractions. Mostly it’s just sort of laid-back and lovely, drawing a crowd of wind-weathered sailboaters & well-to-do yachters who park themselves along its picturesque port promenade to enjoy beautiful sunsets and great restaurants. The town rises steeply from the seafront, crowned by a landmark blue and white clock tower. There’s a small but interesting archaeological museum to explore here, as well as one dedicated to island culture and folklore. On summer nights, the Cine Diana open-air rooftop cinema screens English-language movies subtitled in Greek, and is popular with locals and visitors alike.

View from behind of a woman walking up a wooden boardwalk past sailboats and yachts, toward a Greek island town

Poros Marina in Poros Town

Across a narrow channel north of Poros Town, pine-blanketed Kalavria is a significantly larger and more tranquil island than Sferia, and is known for its lush greenery and beautiful beaches. This part of Poros is ideal for those seeking to immerse themselves in nature, with opportunities for hiking and exploring historical sites. The archaeological ruins of the Temple of Poseidon, an ancient Greek temple built around 520 BC, is one of Kalavria’s most notable landmarks.

Tables at an outdoor cafe over the water

View across the channel toward Sferia from the all-day waterfront cafe at Theano Hotel

The vast majority of Kalavria is rustic and pine-covered, but a string of good beaches can be found along its southern coast: Monastiri, Askeli, Kanali, Limanaki tis Agapis (Love Bay), and the Russian Dockyard. Of these, Kanali Beach is the most easily accessible from Poros Town, a level 20-minute walk from the port.

Best Places To Stay On Poros

people swim in the turquoise sea, next to a golden sand beach

Calm waters and a casual vibe at Golden View Beach Hotel.

Two wooden twin beds in a hotel room next to an open balcony door

Our suite (Double Room with Balcony and Sea View) at Hotel Saron in Poros Town

13 Best Hotels on Poros

1. 7 Brothers – Poros Town

Pink hotel with shaded terrace cafe in front
Hotel phone: +30 2298 023412
Charming boutique hotel tucked into the warren of shops just off Poros’ main street. Bright and colorful, their sweetly-decorated rooms each sleep two guests (an extra bed can be brought in to accommodate three), with en-suite bathrooms that are clean and modern. Some rooms offer sea-view terraces, and there is a shaded front patio for all guests to enjoy. No breakfast is served, but there are plenty of great cafés and restaurants within yards of the hotels.
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2. Manessi City Boutique Hotel – Poros Town

Cream-colored hotel with iron balconies against a blue sky
Hotel phone: +30 2298 022273
Comfortable, family-run hotel right across from the ferry port. Rooms are clean and contemporary, with modern bathrooms; many offer balconies or views over the harbor and marina. Most rooms accommodate two guests, but the top-floor Executive Room can sleep three, and features two view balconies. A good breakfast is offered every morning, and a shared rooftop terrace (with water and clock tower views) provides the perfect perch to enjoy the sunset. No elevator.
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3. Dimitra Boutique Hotel – Poros Town

Signs pointing to a boutique hotel in a pedestrian alley lined with plants
Hotel phone: +30 2298 022697
Cozy and modern boutique hotel with fabulous rooftop bar. Guest rooms are crisp and comfortable, if a bit cramped, with good amenities and hydro-massage showers. The suite sleeps four, but most rooms accommodate two people; many rooms have great sea views. An ample breakfast buffet is served on the panoramic rooftop terrace, which operates as a chic cocktail bar in the evening. Good location, 5 minutes (and a little uphill) from the port.
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4. Golden View Beach Hotel – Kalavria

View of a blue swimming pool surrounded by sun loungers, overlooking the blue sea and pine-covered hills
Hotel phone: +30 2298 022277
The only waterfront hotel on Askeli Beach. Rooms here sleep 2-4, and are basic but comfortable and clean, with incredible sea views. Steps lead down from the shared outdoor pool deck to a private, sandy cove – with Askeli beach, restaurant, and facilities just around the bend. A daily breakfast buffet is offered, and an on-site traditional Greek restaurant and indoor-outdoor café/lounge are situated right over the sea.
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5. Theano Hotel – Kalavria

Saffron yellow hotel with balconies, with motorcycles parked in front
Hotel phone: +30 2298 022567
Wonderful and relaxed third-generation family-run property with a waterfront all-day café/bar. Single, double, triple, and quadruple rooms are offered, all with sea-view balconies. Their cool lobby offers a comfortable spot to relax, while across the road, their excellent open-air taverna serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks over the water. Located on the quiet fishing inlet between Sferia and Kalavria, a 5-minute walk from Kanali Beach and 15-20 minutes from Poros Town and port.
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6. Hotel Dionysos – Poros Town

View of a Greek sea port from a garden terrace
Hotel phone: +30 2298 023511
Good-value traditional hotel across from the marina in Poros Town. Rooms are spacious with a rustic vibe, featuring stone walls and colorful tile floors; triple or quadruple rooms are great for families. The ground-floor café and snack bar offers breakfast, light meals, coffee, and cocktails. A view terrace, shared by all, looks out over the sea. Located on the main waterfront road, a 5-minute walk to Poros port.
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7. Niki’s Village – Kalavria

White villa-style hotel with palm trees and bikes in front
Hotel phone: +30 2298 023423
Wonderful family-friendly studios and apartments just outside of Poros Town. 6 classes of accommodation are offered here, from 2-bedroom studios to a split-level 2-bedroom apartment that sleeps six. All have tasteful contemporary decor, kitchens or kitchenettes, private patios or balconies, and modern bathrooms. A buffet breakfast is served at the lovely pool terrace – where guests can also get drinks and snacks throughout the day. Located between Sferia and Kalavria, just 5 minutes from Kanali Beach on foot and and 15-20 minutes from Poros Town and port.
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8. KTM Sunny Villas – Kalavria

Cream-colored villas surrounding a central pool terrace
Hotel phone: +30 6940 808333
Comfortable studios, suites, and apartments, all centered around a bi-level sea-view pool terrace. All units have balconies and kitchenettes, and management is on-hand daily between 7am and 7pm. Great location just 50 meters from Kanali Beach, an easy 10-minute walk to Askeli Beach and 15 minutes from the center of Poros Town. Bike rental opposite.
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9. Coco Luxury Apartments – Poros Town

Small boxy stucco apartment building in a narrow square
Hotel phone: +30 2298 029340
This pair of newly-renovated luxury apartments is set a block back from the harborfront road near the marina. Both units can accommodate a family of 3, and feature full kitchens with dining area, smart TVs, bluetooth audio systems, and spacious modern bathrooms. The upper unit also boasts a washer/dryer. Located in a quiet residential area close to Poros Town restaurants and shops, an 8-minute walk to the port.
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10. New Aegli Resort – Kalavria

Boxy white hotel lined with balconies, overlooking the sea
Hotel phone: +30 2298 023200
Pleasant budget hotel on Askeli Bay. Many rooms here enjoy amazing sea-views from private balconies; options range from comfortable singles to interconnecting family rooms that sleep 6. A traditional Greek restaurant is on site, as well as a rooftop swimming pool and bar. Located across the road from a private sandy stretch adjacent to Askeli Beach, with drink and snack service to their shaded sun beds. Askeli restaurants and facilities are nearby, and it’s a 20-minute walk to Poros Town and the port.
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11. Hotel Saron – Poros Town

Cream-colored hotel with balconies above a Greek taverna on a sunny day
Hotel phone: +30 2298 022279
Facilities at this friendly, family-run traditional hotel are somewhat basic, but convenience to the port and views from its water-facing rooms can’t be beat; super hospitable hosts are eager to help with anything you may need. Surrounded by restaurants and cafés, with a great traditional taverna just below. Located directly across from the ferry arrival and departure point, as well as water taxis to Galatas.
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12. Gigi Rooms – Poros Town

White neoclassical-style hotel against a blue sky
Hotel phone: +30 2298 025854
Great value boutique hotel with a welcoming hostess and exceptional views. Sitting high above the port, Gigi Rooms offers cozy and cleverly-designed rooms with balconies that look over the Poros Town rooftops to the port. Beds are comfortable, and compact en-suite bathrooms are clean with newer fixtures. Located uphill from the port, a 3-minute walk to the clock tower.
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13. Poros Mood – Poros Town

Cream colored hotel above a souvenir shop
Hotel phone: +30 2298 029340
Poros Mood offers clean and comfortable budget rooms above a gift shop near the port. Rooms feature spacious bathrooms with in-tub showers, good sized refrigerators, Nespresso machines, electric kettles, and balconies with fantastic waterfront views. Convenient to shops, restaurants, and everything in Poros Town.
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