Poros Island - Peaceful Location 1 min harbour and town. Uninterrupted Views
Sheila and Adrian Yelland
About Sheila and Adrian Yelland
I have been involved with property for as long as I can remember and when we first visited Begur in we thought it a wonderful region and decided to buy a holiday home, Casa Alfora. We rented it out through a local agent the first year (2001). After that I decided to rent it out myself and since then we have built two more houses and purchased another in Begur all of which are on this site. Gradually I built up a business and we now have our own website featuring property in Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal. Poros Island, Greece is a favourite destination of ours where we have a house overlooking the harbour and on the mainland, both with amazing views and both of which are featured on this website. Now we have added our lovely Padstow cottage to this site. We hope you like it!
Sheila and Adrian Yelland purchased this House in 2003
Why Sheila and Adrian Yelland chose Poros
Lemon Tree House is simply one of the best places! The weather is so dependable in the summer months and sitting on the terrace is better than the best TV programme or film. It is so soporific that we nearly always end up falling asleep in the deckchairs at the end of the evening, transfixed by the shimmering water reflecting the lights of Galatas. We bought Lemon Tree House after visiting Poros for many years and we try to have a sailing trip around the islands every year as well as spending time in the house. It is so easy to get to Poros, being just 1 hour from the port of Athens, and this is a big plus. We usually get the early morning flight and can be at Poros harbour by 3pm. No car is necessary and when we are there with friends and family it is easy to be independent.
What makes this House unique
We love the climate in Greece and the fact that the beaches are rarely crowded. All the tavernas are family run and the atmosphere is very friendly and trusting. We enjoy visiting the many beaches and the atmosphere of the bustling harbour, always changing. It is the most relaxed holiday location for me; Time moves slowly which is perfect for rejuvination of the spirit! There are very good restaurants on the island and the mainland is just 2mins across the water by taxi boat offering more exploration of this fascinating country. Two families can comfortably stay here with their own space and the harbour is a 1 minute walk. In 2008 we had Lemon Tree House completely restored We are so pleased with the result which has provoked much positive feedback and many repeat hol
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
It has lovely views down to the harbor and a large, comfortable terrace to relax on , plenty of space , and the facilities well looked after by two very helpful ladies. It is really well situated for restaurants close by and boats to other islands should you wish to explore. We made good use of all the beaches and fab snorkeling opportunities. So relaxed ....just what we needed . Looking forward to another stay and will definitely be recommending to others.
Excellent in every way
Great place to stay in the heart of the community. Fantastic views. Well equipped. All amenities close by yet peaceful and relaxing. You will never tire of the view to the harbour. Very highly recommended.
Lemon tree house is in a stunning location overlooking the sea with wonderful views that can be appreciated from a very lage balcony stretching across the front of the house. The house is very comfortable and well equipped and brilliant for large groups or families. It is very easy to walk down into the town and get around to all the lovely beaches on the island or take the ferry across to the mainland. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and will definitely be back!
Thanks very much for your positive review and we really hope you'll come back to Lemon Tree House!!!
Lemon Tree House Poros
Upon arriving we quickly slipped into life on the island. Morning coffee looking out at the activities on the channel at sunrise, or sipping an unpretentious wine at sunset, created the perfect atmosphere to explore Poros. It was the perfect base from which we ventured to Delphi, the Acropolis and Hydra.
Tracey and Jan our house managers exceeded our expectations and helped make our holiday easy living.
From the harbour you can hop on one of the many taxi boats to visit the mainland or a 10-15 minute stroll takes you to the nearest sandy bay at Canali beach. A bus service every hour tours the island, stopping at the many beaches or a taxi is always available at a cost of about 5€.
Ferries travel to the surrounding Saronic islands of Aegina, Hydra, Spetses or you can return to Pireaus and visit many other islands.
Yacht Chartering - please ask for details
Water Sports- skiing, paragliding, canoing, etc.
Fly to Athens. Take the coach or taxi to the port at Piraeus (approx. half an hour) From there the frequent Flying Dolphin service by hydrofoil will take you to Poros (1 hour). Alternatively you can take the ferry (2hrs 40mins).
Another option is to hire a car or take a taxi from the airport to the mainland at Galatas, opposite Poros, and then take the ferry with your car across to Poros or a taxi boat to the island (5 mins).
The harbour is 1min from the house with many amenities including tavernas, banks, daily food market, shops.
From the harbour you can take a ferry boat to the nearby Saronic islands such as Spetses, Hydra and Aegina.
The mainland is 2 mins across the water and you can explore many places of historic interest both on Poros and the mainland.
Athens port is one hour by fast ferry and it is feasable to spend a day sightseeing in Athens.
There are many activities on Poros including: water sports - skiing, canoeing, dinghy sailing, yacht chartering, paragliding, banana boat, jetski. The harbour is full of interesting shops and there is an abundance of small supermarkets, banks and bakeries selling freshly baked bread. A covered daily market selling meat fish and poultry is open till 1pm and there are many open stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables. The choice of restaurants is very good, all family owned and offering very friendly service. The local wine is organic and very well priced. Many cafes along the harbour have comfortable seating and a late night drink here can be enjoyed amongst the convivial atmosphere of the island. There are many archaelogical places of interest to visit. The mainland at Galatas is under two minutes by taxi boat opposite Poros and you can hire a car or scooter to explore the mainland and the island. The beaches are all sandy and many have at least one taverna. Sunbeds and parasols are usually available for hire. If you prefer a swimming pool there are two available at no charge with sunbeds and parasols.