|Island Chain:||Saronic Islands|
|Area:||49. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. The Saronic Islands are so named because they lie in the Saronic Gulf just off the Greek mainland 582 km² (19 sq.mi.)|
|Highest Mountain:||Vigla (358 m (1,175 ft))|
|Population:||4,348 (as of 2001)|
|Density:||88 /km² (227 /sq. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. Attica (Αττική Attikí;) is a periphery (subdivision in Greece, containing Athens, the capital of Greece Piraeus is one of the Prefectures of Greece. It is part of the periphery of Attica and the Athens-Piraeus super-prefecture. mi. )|
|Postal Code:||180 20|
|License Code:||YI, YK, YM, YN|
Poros (Greek: Πόρος) is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, at a distance about 48 km (32 miles) south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a 200-metre wide sea channel. Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία The Saronic Gulf ( Greek: Σαρωνικός κόλπος Saronikós kólpos) or Gulf of Aegina in Greece forms part of the Piraeus (pɪˈræʊs Πειραιάς, piɾeˈas Πειραιεύς, piɾeˈefs is a city in the periphery of Attica, Greece, and a The Peloponnese or Peloponnesus ( Greek: Πελοπόννησος Pelopónnisos; see also List of Greek place names) is a large Peninsula Its surface is about 31 square kilometres (12 square miles) and it has 4,117 inhabitants. To help compare sizes of different geographic regions we list here Areas between 10 km² (1000 Hectares and 100 km² (10000 hectares The town of Poros has 4,102 of these inhabitants. The only other inhabited settlement is Ágios Nektários (pop. 15). The ancient name of Poros was Pogon.
Poros consists of two islands: Sphairia or Sferia, the southern part, which is of volcanic origin, where today's city is located, and Kalaureia, also Kalavria or Calauria (meaning 'gentle breeze'), the northern and largest part. Poros (Πόρος is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, at a distance about 58 km (31 nautical miles south from Piraeus Kalaureia or Calauria is an island close to the coast of Troezen in the Peloponnesus of mainland Greece, part of the modern island-pair Poros Kalaureia or Calauria is an island close to the coast of Troezen in the Peloponnesus of mainland Greece, part of the modern island-pair Poros A bridge connects the two islands over a narrow isthmus. An isthmus is a narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas The Municipality of Poros also includes a part of the mainland, Kyaní Aktí (pop. 231), at the easternmost point of the Peloponnese Peninsula, between the island of Poros and the island of Hydra and next to the municipalities of Troizina and Ermioni. The Peloponnese or Peloponnesus ( Greek: Πελοπόννησος Pelopónnisos; see also List of Greek place names) is a large Peninsula Hydra (Ύδρα ˈiðra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Troezen (ˈtriːzən Τροιζήν modern Troizina or Trizina, Turkish: Damala is a small town (pop Ermioni ( Greek el Ερμιόνη Ancient Greek Hermione grc ῾Ερμιόνη ῾Ερμιών is a small town and a popular tourist resort in the map The total land area of the municipality is 49. 582 km², and the total population is 4,348 persons.
Poros is an island with rich vegetation. Much of the northern and far eastern/western sides of the island are bushy, whereas large areas of old pine forest are found in the south and center of the island. It has a good road network and adequate tourist infrastructure, which makes it a popular resort for short holidays. Though possessing no airport, it is easily accessible from Athens via ferry or hydrofoil or from the adjacent mainland at Galatas. Athens (ˈæθənz Αθήνα Athina,) the Capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery as one of the world's
The landscape is very hilly and mountainous. The highest peak is the Vigla (358 m) in the west-central part. Following the island's topography and geology, small creeks and seasonal streams flow through steep valleys of the southern and northeastern part. The western and northern part of the island feature smooth hills and shallow valleys. Sandy beaches are restricted to the southern shore of the island, except for a bay in the northern part called Vayionia.
The geology of the island comprises Mesozoic to Cenozoic sedimentary rocks (limestone, and Flysch-type sandstone) and ophiolites, as well as Neogene volcanic rocks on Sferia. The Mesozoic Era is one of three geologic eras of the Phanerozoic eon. The Cenozoic (also Caenozoic or Cainozoic) Era (ˌsiːnəˈzoʊɪk/ /ˌsɛn- (meaning "new life" ( Greek ( kainos) "new" Sedimentary rock is one of the three main rock types (the others being igneous and Metamorphic rock) Limestone is a Sedimentary rock composed largely of the Mineral Calcite ( Calcium carbonate: CaCO3 Flysch is a sequence of Sedimentary rocks that is deposited in a deep Marine facies in the Foreland basin of a developing Orogen. Sandstone is a Sedimentary rock composed mainly of Sand -size Mineral or rock grains. An Ophiolite is a section of the Earth's Oceanic crust and the underlying upper mantle that has been uplifted or emplaced to be exposed within Continental The Neogene is a geologic period and system starting 2303 ± 0 Plate tectonics and hotspots Divergent plate boundaries At the The island is tectonically dissected and part of a Tertiary tectonic mélange. This article discusses the geologic usage for the philosophical or architectural usage see Architectonics ' Or see Plate tectonics. The chuprichondira geological time interval covers roughly the time span between the demise of the non- avian Dinosaurs and beginning of the most recent Ice Age, approximately This article is about the geological usage for other uses see Melange (disambiguation. There are karstic sinkholes in the island's central limestone massif, and limestone caves with stalactites. Karst topography is a landscape shaped by the dissolution of a layer or layers of soluble Bedrock, usually Carbonate rock such as Limestone A sinkhole, also known as a sink, shake hole, swallow hole, swallet, doline or Cenote, is a natural depression Limestone is a Sedimentary rock composed largely of the Mineral Calcite ( Calcium carbonate: CaCO3 Limestone is a Sedimentary rock composed largely of the Mineral Calcite ( Calcium carbonate: CaCO3 A cave is a natural underground void large enough for a human to enter Visible marine fossils are mainly found in the limestone, no occurrences of precious stones or ore deposits are known. FOSSIL is a standard protocol for allowing serial communication for Telecommunications programs under the DOS Operating system.
Recent studies suggest that Poros has been inhabited since the Bronze Age. Graves on the island have been dated to the Mycenaean period, and manmade structures have existed on it since at least 1000 BCE.
The ancient polis of Kalaureia was home to an asylum dedicated to Poseidon, the ruins of which are still accessible on a hilltop close to the town. This asylum may have been linked to the sanctuaries at Geraistos and Tainaros. Ancient historians claimed that Poros was home to an Amphictyony in the Archaic period, a league of the poleis Poros, Athens, Prassiai, Aegina, Epidaurus, Hermione, Troizene, Nauplion and Orchomenos. The Amphictyonic League ( Amphictyony) was a form of Greek religious organization that was enjoined to support specific temples or sacred places and Athens (ˈæθənz Αθήνα Athina,) the Capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery as one of the world's Aegina ( Greek: Αίγινα ( Egina) is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 17 miles (30 km from Epidaurus (Ἐπίδαυρος Epidavros) was a small city ( Polis) in ancient Greece, at the Saronic Gulf. Ermioni ( Greek el Ερμιόνη Ancient Greek Hermione grc ῾Ερμιόνη ῾Ερμιών is a small town and a popular tourist resort in the Nafplion (Ναύπλιο in the Peloponnese in Greece, is a seaport town that has expanded up the hillsides near the north end of the Argolic Gulf However, there is no evidence for this, and modern scholars believe the Amphictyony may have been a Hellenistic invention. An enormous feast was found dating to the Hellenistic period in the ruins of the Kalaureia asylum, along with a plaque celebrating the "revival" of the Kalaureian League.
In Byzantine times, Poros and other islands were often raided by pirates. Roman Greece See also Roman Greece The Greek peninsula became a Roman protectorate in 146 BC, and the Aegean islands were added Most of Greece was part of the Ottoman Empire from the 14th century until its declaration of independence in 1821. During the Ottoman occupation Poros remained independent, and helped neighbouring islands after the start of the Greek War of Independence. The Ottoman Empire (1299–1923 ( Old Ottoman Turkish: دولتْ علیّه عثمانیّه Devlet-i Âliye-yi Osmâniyye, Late Ottoman and Modern Turkish The Greek War of Independence (1821–1829 also commonly known as the Greek Revolution (Ελληνική Επανάσταση Elliniki Epanastasi; Ottoman
Poros was ravaged by a forest fire that damaged the woods inland of Megalo Neorio, in the southwest of the larger island of Kalavria on June 26, 2007; it also destroyed three houses and threatened two hotels. Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The view from the Saronic Gulf resembled a disaster and it could be seen plainly from the mainland. The cause of the fire was the enormous heatwave that plagued Southeastern Europe at that time, causing temperatures to soar above 45 degrees. The cause of the fire was a pole-mounted electrical transformer that overheated and caught fire, presumably overloaded by the power required by local air-conditioning. It took firefighters on the ground and water-bombing aircraft several hours to control the blaze and the horrific fire was extinguished only in the latter part of the day.
Greek authorities rescued 278 passengers and 35 crew members March 13, 2008 after a cruise ship ran aground near the island of Poros. Events 1138 - Cardinal Gregorio Conti is elected Antipope as Victor IV, succeeding Anacletus II. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 
|Year||Town population||Change||Municipal population||Change||Density|
|1991||3,273||-656/-16. Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. 70%||3,570||-||72. 0/km²|
|2001||4,102||+829/+25. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. 33%||4,348||+778/+21. 79%||87. 7/km²|