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Poros Town with its Archeological Museum and the Venetian fortress built on a small islet (Bourtzi) in front of the city and the Naval Cadet School housed in a 19th century weapon storage. This arsenal was built in 1830 and was the first naval weapons storage in Greece. Sometimes in the harbor you can see a replica of the Greek Trireme (a kind of ancient Greek boat). The blue and white bell tower on the hill of Poros is one of the photogenic subjects of the island. During the climb to the tower, you walk through little streets and stairways along which the houses have verandas where melons, grapes and flowers grow.

The natural beauty of Poros with its many hills that are covered with pine trees are an excellent area for walking. In the village of Kaleureia you can see the ancient village of Kaleureia and the remains of the Temple of Poseidon (the god of the sea) which dates from the 6th century BC. Many of the stones of this temple were used for the construction of the monastery in the harbor of the island of Hydra.

The monastery of Zoodochos Pigis in the east of the island dates from the 18th century and is dedicated to the Holy Virgin Mary. At the monastery there is a waterfall. In this monastery, by great exception they have besides Greeks also buried three foreigners: an Englishman, a Russian and an Italian. The first two were killed in Greece's struggle for independence from the Turkish occupiers. The latter was the daughter of a famous painter (Rafaello Ceccoli) who was one of the founders of the Greek School of Fine Arts. His daughter died at age 21. Ceccoli has painted the portrait of the Virgin Mary that is next to the altar in the monastery and he gave Maruia some features of his daughter.


Hans Huisman, http://www.angelfire.com/super2/greece/ 2014
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