The rooms offer a superb view of the Marina and far ahead to the blug flag beach with the mountain backdrop. The Air Con was not available unless you paid an additional £50pw (we were told when we booked that there might be a small local charge on some occasions).Also, we had a fridge in our room - with a padlock on it! this was another £15pw for the pleasure of using it!All workers in the hotel appeared to smoke so on a few occasions our new bed sheets smelt of smoke. Breakfast very poor. bread, jam which is normal but the coffee was always cold and the juice was watery squash.The walk to Poros town was approx 10mins (mainly up hill), the blue flag beach a further 5-10mins.This wasn't a problem to us but by the time you've done it at least 4times a day (to be able to do anything) then it might be (for some) a bit tiring.
The blue flag beach was very nice. It was mainly small pebbles with a few patches of sand. Very clean. The sea was lovely and clear, a little bit choppy when the wind blew but most of the time like a mill pond. If you go, use the yellow beds that belong to the shop 'unique', Sonia owns them and Keith mainly looks after them, lovely people!! 2 beds & umbrella which are essential on pebbles & umbrella for shade costs 8euros per day (the same as all of the other sunbeds but better service!).Say hello to Keith for us! Another thing, as with all beaches on Kefalonia make sure you watch out for sea urchins that lie in the sand under the sea - they can stick in your feet & be quite painful, I wore flip flops in the sea & didn't have a problem, my husband trod on two - the best way to get them out (as Keith will tell you) is will olive oil, this brings it to the surface, I found it helpful to carry a saftey pin or tweezers to get most of them out.
Hot!!! 42degrees and 38 in the shade. We stayed in Poros Bay so to walk to Poros square & to the beach was quite tiring in the heat! An umbrella on the beach is a must as it stays hot until at least 7pm. It was still relatively quiet (which we were told was a little unusual), some times you could be the only ones on the beach - great! also it wasn't full of fat,white tatooed English yobs - even better! The greeks tend to hit the beach at about 4pm (siesta) & then disappear again around 6ish. Tourists mainly consisted of Greeks, Italians, fair amount of French & English and a few Germans.
Run by an English girl Jo & her greek partner, they do the cooking too. You get a great variety of traditional Greek and European food. House white is actually Robola so is excellent value for money. It gets very busy so best to get there either early or late. Gill, (English) also works there, she's very friendly. Good atmosphere.
Right on the square so in the evening it has a wonderful atmoshphere. Food very good and they actually asked how I wanted my fillet steak cooked, & it was just right! Local red good value here. In addition to this they have an internet cafe and rooms to rent which are extremely reasonable.
If you can get a table on the outside balcony (often reserved), this is truly special. Food was excellent, and house wine good too. We ate their 2/3 times and were given a free metaxa. Try the special ice cream (sparklers, paper peacocks the works! and really tasty). They often have live music too.
Poros is lovely, very quiet but at the same time there are enough tavernas and small bars to keep you entertained in a traditional way, no disco music blaring out. We stayed for two weeks and didn't find the need to hire a car, we had a lovely blue flag beach (small pebbles), great restaurants & bars and extremely friendly. There are approx 3 supermarkets (v.cheap), a bank with a cash point, chemist, fruit & veg shop, butchers, just about everything you need. There is also some good walking in the mountains (if you can stand the heat),the walk up to the monastary that takes about 2.5 - 3hours. my husband is a keen bird watcher & was told there are red kites, peregrines, eleanora falcons all in the mountains, he didnt see any but he only went up the mountain once as it was too hot (42degrees) so the walking boots stayed packed! I would highly recommend Poros.