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A few words about Poros:
Poros (ΠΟΡΟΣ in Greek) is a small Greek
island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, at a distance about 48
km (32 miles) south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a
200-metre wide sea channel. Its surface is about 31 square kilometres (12
square miles) and it has 4,000 inhabitants. The ancient name of Poros was
Poros consists of two islands: Sphairia, the southern part, which is of
volcanic origin, where today's city is located, and Kalaureia, also Calauria
(meaning 'gentle breeze'), the northern and largest part. A bridge connects
the two islands over a narrow isthmus.
Poros is an island with rich vegetation. It has a good road network and
adequate touristic infrastructure, what makes it a popular resort for short
holidays, as it is easily accessible from Athens.
The landscape is very hilly and mountainous. Much of the island is bushy. The
mountaintop is in the west-central part. There are creeks and streams along
with valleys mainly in the central part, there are mountaintops in the
southern, the north-central part along with the eastern part but does not have
many streams and valleys. The easternmost point also has a bay.
The ancient town of Kalaureia was the seat of the maritime Amphictyony, which
was set up in the 7th century BC and was a league of city-states (Poros,
Athens, Prassiai, Aegina, Epidaurus, Hermione, Troizene, Nauplion and
Orchomenos) resolving political and religious issues of its members (analogous
to modern international organizations). After the dissolution of the
Amphictyony, Poseidon's Temple continued to be a place of worship.
In Byzantine times, Poros and other islands were often raided by pirates.
During the Ottoman occupation Poros remained independent, helping however,
neighbouring islands after the breakout of the Greek War of Independence.
The picturesque town of Poros with its beautiful neoclassical buildings is
built amphitheatrically on the slopes of a hill. Its most famous landmark is a
clock tower, built in 1927.
The Archaeological Museum at Korizis Square houses findings from the Sanctuary
of Poseidon, from ancient Troizene, as well as from other archaeological sites
In the northern part of the island there are the remains of the Sanctuary of
Poseidon, the centre of the Kalaureian amphictyony. The exact date it was
built is not known, however, researchers estimate it must have been around 520
BC. The dimensions of the temple, which is of the Doric order, are 27.4 X 14.4
m. It has six columns on its short side and twelve on its long side. It was
here that Demosthenes, the famous orator, poisoned himself with hemlock in 322
BC fleeing from the Macedonian Governor Antipatros
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