2 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms within easy reach of beaches with mountain and harbour views
About Nigel Bolland
We are retired, live in Cornwall and spend as much time as possible on Poros where we now have quite a large circle of friends and acquaintances both Greek, British and European.
Nigel Bolland purchased this House in 2003
Why Nigel Bolland chose Poros
Neither of us had been to this lovely island or this part of the world, until a few years ago when a chance visit led to the decision to purchase a property and spend as much time here as our situation would allow. In contrast to our life in England we enjoy walking and taking the bus to the beaches as whilst on the island there is no need for a car. If one wishes to explore the mainland then one can hire a car inexpensively.
What makes this House unique
Poros is 2 islands. Poros Town is on the smaller island of Sferia with the bridge over the canal taking one onto the much larger and pine covered island of Kalavria. The Peloponnese is just across the narrow strait, from which Poros gets its name. You can take a water taxi or the car ferry to Galatas. Poros offers a great deal to young and old alike. There are beaches at Neorio, Love Bay, Russian Bay, Askeli and Monastriaki, several of which have watersports and which are served by a regular bus service from the harbour. Being a sheltered anchorage, numerous yachts, large and small, call in at the harbour. And it wouldn't be Greece without the tavernas. Further afield there is the famous 4th to 2nd Century BC ancient amphitheatre at Epidavros. Only an hours drive away on the mainland.
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The home is spacious, extremely clean, beautifully decorated, and very comfortable with everything you might need. You have to climb some steps to get to it, but it is very worth it! Also, you can discover more roundabout ways to get to it with groups of stairs that are more spaced out. It's fun to wander amongst the alleyways and stairs...you'll always get to where you are going! The owners are extremely responsive and helpful. We spent many hours over morning coffee and late night wine watching the harbor activity and being soothed by the gorgeous view. We enjoyed, and would recommend, 2 nearby tavernas: Poseidon and Platanos. We also enjoyed Apagio on the waterfront.
The property was perfect for our family. It provided us with everything we needed for our two week stay. It was clean and organized. It was in a great location.
I chose to stay on this Island as I wanted my children to really have a cultural experience - it is not as touristy as many of the other islands. Kate and Nigel really helped me realize this plan by being fantastic with communication. They answered all my questions and then some!~
The people of Poros are amazing and our trip was a huge success!
We walked almost everywhere. Loved the beaches. Rented quad bikes and toured about the island. Just had a beautiful vacation.
Thank you for helping us navigate the planning of our trip! We totally felt right at home:)
Anchor House Intoxicating Views with Charm
On arriving at Anchor House Poros, we felt at home immediately for our 3 months stay.
The house was well equipped with all that ones needs without being cluttered which made it a pleasure to reside in.The house was well maintained and clean. The contact person on the island made sure that all was running smoothly and was just a call away should we need it.
Our days were spent learning and involving ourselves in the Greek culture and daily lifestyle and we made many friends.The beach was also a regular activity with it being just a 10 minute walk away.
Anchor House is situated in a wonderful position with a good supermarket,butcher,bakery,atms,tavernas all only a short walk away.
The centre of town is a pleasant 10 minute walk along the waterfront where you can admire all of the boats on your way to eat at one of the many tavernas or bars available.
The activities on Poros range from slow and easy to fast and furious and Anchor House is close to all of these activities.
Our favourite part of the house was the views from the front living area which was like a moving piece of art with boats,sunrises,sunsets and people all coming and going,it was very hard to leave indeed.
We would not hesitate for one minute to return to Anchor House or recommend it to family or friends with the Owners respecting our privacy but also being available should you need them Our many thanks to them for sharing their beautiful house with us which enabled us to have a family once in a lifetime Greek experience.
Excellent Holiday Home
We had such a good time thanks to the owner's suggestions of where to go, where to eat, & where to sit and watch the world go by, all of which are spot on. The house is beautifully furnished, very comfortable and that view is stunning. We'd love to stay again and recommend it to anyone who wants a holiday on lovely Poros
Special interest holidays:
Ancient Greek antiquities to visit. The famous 4th to 2nd century BC ancient amphitheatre at Epidavros is only an hours drive away on the mainland.
5 minute walk to harbour and a 10 minute walk to nearest beach. Other secluded bays around the island can be reached by hired scooter, car or quad-bike! Also can be reached by inexpensive bus or taxi. Neorio is a particularly attractive beach where lunch is served under the trees during the season. There are also hotels with swimming pools which can be used by visitors. Water sports are available at 2 locations and there are several other beaches. Love Bay in particular, caters for the young. The Sirene has a private beach with seafront restaurant and beach bar and swimming pool.
Athens is the nearest airport.
Poros is 1 hour from Athen's Port, Piraeus, by Hydrofoil (or 2¼ by ferry). Pireaus is a taxi or inexpensive bus ride from Athens airport.
Alternatively, one can go by road direct from the airport to Galatas (2½ hours by car) on the mainland, a 5 minute ferry journey from Poros Town. However cars are not required on the island.
POROS is about 30 nautical miles from the principal port of Piraeus in the Saronic gulf. Being so close to the Peloponnese mainland, it is very accessible by road or sea.
Poros is, in fact, two islands. Poros Town, with its harbour, shops and tavernas, forms the major part of Sferia, the smaller island. Anchor House is situated in the town, five minutes walk from the harbour. The larger island, Kalavria, lies across the canal bridge and for a large part is pine covered. The best beaches are on Kalavria as is the ancient site of Poseidon Temple. Poros has a sea shell exhibition in the library and a Museum with Archiological artifacts. The Citronne Art Gallery is open from June-September and there is a Boat Show in May.