middle-western beach of Poros
is smooth. It is 1.020m long, it beguns from Stavros
and reaches the western pier of the island's port
The northwestern beach is 880m long, it beguns from
the western pier of the port and reaches the canal
of Progymnastirion. The town of Poros is built on
total the beaches of Kalavria are 39.825m long. They
are steep and rocky, though at the west side are
smoother. They shape many capes, anchorages and bays.
From the little bridge of Progymnastirion till the "Boudouri" (Kolones)
cape, the beach is smooth, picturesque and almost
From "Kolones" cape till the "Neda" one,
the coast is smooth and picturesque as the pines
reach the sea. From "Neda" cape till the "Dana" one,
the coast is 1900m long and between the two capes
the anchorage of "Terolimani" is shaped, at the entrance
of which a skerry, named "Petra", is found. At the
"Dana" cape's edge a lighthouse
was built by the War Navy.
Those coasts of Kalavria along with the western and
northwestern coasts of Sfaira and the across coasts
of Peloponnese shape the bay of Poros, one of the
most picturesque, safest and biggest natural harbours
of the country.
"Dana" cape the coasts of Kalavria are steep and
reach the anchorage of "Variani" (Pyrkalis), at the
cove of which there is a small sandy beech about
200m long. From the anchorage of Variani the coasts
are steep as well, are directed to the north and
reach the cape of "Áhedo" (Bitsi).
The cape of "Bitsi" is the
northern spot of the island.
mile from the cape of "Bitsi"
is the barren island named "Plateia", rich in fishes
while 3,3 miles is the barren island named "Petrokaravo".
eastern coasts of the cave
of "Bitsi" are rather smooth
and shape capes and small anchorages. They are the
famous "Limanakia", shelter of the fishermen in rough
sea. At the entrance of the port, the first one towards
"Bitsi" that is the biggest and safest one, there
is a small barren island that protects it by the
north winds. It is named after the cape and is called
we continue, the coasts become steep and directing
to the east they end up to the anchorage of "Barbaria"
(Vagiona), where the "Bitsi" peninsula ends. The
coasts from the "Bitsi" cape to the anchorage of "Vagiona" are 8.075m long.
The anchorage of "Vagiona" is a small anchorage,
exposed only to the N-NE
winds. It used to be the
base of operations for the Barberines' pirates and
for that reason it was called anchorage of "Barbaria".
The beach is 500m long and the sea bed is sandy and
crystal clear. The area is appropriate for swimming.
At the northern side of the anchorage, ruins of a
sunk ancient town are visible. The ancient port of
Kalavria used to be here. That was the port the armada
of the Macedonians with Antipatros as leader came,
in order to arrest Demosthenis, who had found shelter
at the Sanctuary of Poseidon.
"Vagonia" the coasts are
directed to the east, they become steep and they
end up to the cape of "Kalavri", known as "Modi",
because in about 1400m from the coast two skerries
are found, the biggest of which is called "Modi".
The coasts from the anchorage of "Vagonia" to the
"Kalavri" cape are 9.300m long. Within that distance,
at the location "Skarpeza", there are three small
anchorages, the biggest one of which is called "Makri
Avlaki". From the "Kalavri" cave the coast is rather
steep. It follows S-SW direction and with quite a
few manoeuvres it reaches the anchorage of Monastiri.
That anchorage has a beautiful and clear beach. It
is one of the few touristic beaches of the island,
where many Greek and foreign people prefer to go
swimming. 500M from the beach is the famous Abbey
of Zoodohos Pigi. It is the "Monastery", as it is
the anchorage of the Monastery
the coast is less steep, it follows west direction
and reaches to the beautiful beach of Askeli. Askeli
is the most beautiful and touristic place of Poros.
has turned into a resort
with unique beauty, where
many villas, lodging houses and hotels are built.
After that the coast follows west direction once
again and, after the quite steep area of Electrici,
it reaches the beach infront of the Cemetery and
ends up at the bridge of Progymnastirio.
coast from "Kalavri" cave to the bridge of Progymnastirio
is 6200m long