The Dionysos Studios are in a very nice setting above a taverna overlooking the port. The Studios are clean and seem to be hotel rooms converted to apartments by adding a cooking and dish washing unit. The utensils are extemely minimal. There is no kettle, toaster, spatula or bread knife and the cooker only has one large and one tiny ring. The apartments will not suit those with walking difficulty as there is no lift and it is a stiff walk up the hill to the town. Remember to hide a toilet roll because the smiley maid seems to expect you to go without on your last day! There is no real problem with street noise at night although the apartments aren't really adequately sound proofed so at times, you may have to bite the pillow(if your lucky). Oh, if your in a north or east facing apartment watch out for Bobby the bullfrog!
Costa and his waitresses Kastrula and Anna gave us a warm welcome at this taverna on the north bay. Costa's melted cheese on toast was a nice start to the meal we did not find elsewhere. The Kalameri
(squid) starter is a meal in itself and the stuffed chicken, meat loaf and stuffed Lamb is delicious. Costa was generous with his freebies! We had complementary 'tasters', carafes of wine or sweets at almost evening meal! Thank you !
Poros is a nice holiday base. It is very pretty and stretches over 3 bays so it is quite large. If your there for more than a week you'll probably get very bored and feel the need to hire a car. This will seem economical compared with the exscursion prices which are as usuall cheaper in town compared with the rep but still quite expensive. The Island is beautiful but be warned driving on the mountain roads cannot be avoided and can be quite hairy! Especially do not attempt the 'yellow road' short cut to and from Poros unless you have a 4*4 (and if you do think twice!). We did and my life crawled in front of me for about 20 minutes. Thank God nothing came the other way! Nightlife centres around a meal at a taverna. There is little 'action' for any age group apart from a few slimey Geek males cruising for British girls. Prices are no longer 'dirt cheap'. Expect to pay 2E or more for a pint( of lager) or a soft drink and 3E or more for a spirit. House wine is cheap enough, about 5E a large carafe and can be purchased in most establishments. Taverna main meals start from 5E, a lot more for lobster! There is only one swimming pool in Poros(honestly). You are expected to hire their sunbeds or buy food or drinks from the bar to use the pool . A large beer is about as expensive as is gets at 3E but the hot and cold Meze meals are good value at 5E because they are intended for sharing and more than enough for 2 adults lunch.