Poros and Galatas

Poros is a small island in the Saronic Gulf, 1 hr by hydrofoil from Piraeus. It is considered one of the most lovely islands in the Saronic. Poros is the perfect place for a quiet and most relaxing holiday. Poros consists of two volcanic islands, Sferia, a small rocky island where the town is located, and Kalavria, a larger and more lush island, with green hills and a nice coastline. Here you will find all the beaches and most of the hotels. The two islands are connected by a bridge.

Galatas is located on the mainland, about 300 metres from Poros. Crossing to the mainland is easily done by the dozens of taxiboats transporting people from Poros to Galatas all day long. It is here you will find the genuine Greece. Everything is a little cheaper in Galatas. Here you find banks, shops, tavernas and hotels. Here you also can rent a car. Galatas is therefore perfect to start excursions to the Argolin peninsula from. With the new road to Korinth it only takes about 30 minutes to reach one of the ancient Greece's greatest sights: amphitheatre Epidauros. It is easy to reach other sights, like the ruins of the old city of Troizina, Korinth, Mycenae, Olympia and other ancient sites. There are a couple of good beaches outside Galatas.

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Below you find a route description Athens - Poros,
prices to compare with, a map over Poros city,
telephonenumbers that might be good to have.
 
HOW DO YOU TRAVEL TO POROS AND GALATAS?
After you have arrived at Athens airport you have 2 choices:
1: take a taxi to Pireaus, (at least 40 minutes, expensive)
2: take the airport bus to Pireaus (1 hour, 5 EURO).
In both ways you go to "Karaiskaki Square"
If you take the bus it is Line X96.
In Pireaus harbour you have 2 choices:
1: the fast boats, Flying Dolphin, Flying Cats, 1 hour, 22,50 EURO.
2: the slow carferry, 2,5 hours, 10.50 - 13.30 EURO.

You can also go to Pireaus by the METRO, but you have to change train once, and there
is quite a long way to walk from the Metrostation in Pireaus to the boats.

But there is a 3rd way!!!! Now when the new road is opened you can rent a car
at the airport and drive all the way to Galatas in less than 3 hours. Faster than ever.
You don't have to wait for the airportbus. You don't have to wait for the boats.
If you arrive to the airport in the evening or at night you can save several hours.

You rent the car at "POP's CAR" at the airport and leave it at "POP's CAR" in Galatas.


Here are the telephonenumbers to "
POP's CAR"
in Galatas: 0030-22980-42910, -43714
                                                                         Fax: 0030-22980-43716
                                                                     Mobile: 0030-6942-556530 

Here are the timetables for the ferries and the Flying Dolphin: www.hellenicseaways.gr
It is advisable to book a ticket on the Internet if you plan to go with Flying Dolphin or
the Flying Cat. If you go with the carferries you don't need to book in advance. There
is plenty of room on those boats.

I CAN NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE TIMETABLES ARE CORRECT!!


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The weather in Greece right now

Average temperature during the summerseason
Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct
Daytemp 16 20 25 30 31 32 29 22
Nighttemp 8 11 16 20 22 23 19 14
Watertemp 14 16 19 23 25 26 25 22


Prices on Poros/Galatas

Following prices are valid right now. I have been walking around some years and checked so that you will  see how much things cost on Poros/Galatas. The prices have not changed much. The prices will be updated when I see a big change. The prices are average prices. Most is a little cheaper in Galatas.
NOTE! The prices are in EURO.

FOOD COFFEE
Greek salad 5 Greek coffee 2
Zatziki 3 Nes coffee 2
Dolmades 3-5   Frappe 2,50
Pork chop 5,50-6,70      
Moussaka 5   OTHER  
Stifado 6-7   Taxiboat 1
Souvlaki 5-6      
Lamb chop 7   Carferry  
Stuffed tomato 4,50   Per person 0,90
      Motorbike 1,80
BEER        
Amstel 2,50   2 sunbeds and umbrella 5-6
Mythos 2,50      
Fix 2,50      

Convert your money to EURO: Currency Converter




mainroad.gif = main road   seafront.gif = sea front   walkingarea.gif =walking area

Numbers on the map:
1. Ferryboats     2. Doctor     3.      4. Cinema    
5. Telephone company     6. Clocktower     7. Taxistation    
8. Flying Dolphin     9. Taxi boats     10. Bus station     11. Bank    
12. Post office     13. Fish market     14. Town office    
15. Pharmacy     16. Archaeological museum



Important telephonenumbers:
City hall in Poros:
City hall in Galatas:
Tourist police:
Harbour office:
Doctor, (free) Pipka-house:
Health centre in Galatas:
Archaeological museum:
Library:
Busstation Galatas:
Taxistation Poros:
Taxistation Galatas:
  22 250
  42 411
  22 256
  22 274
  22 600
  42 222
  23 276
  25 936
  42 480
  23 003
  42 888
Dialling code to Greece is +30
Dialling code to Poros/Galatas is 22980-

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