Poros Beach Camping

Europe Greece

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Groups welcome
  • Beaches nearby
This hidden-away gem has aperfect beach, great restaurant and lovely pool
Lefkada, neighbouring island to the more famous Ithaki and Kefalonia, is a quiet and authentic little place to plant your trident; at times so bucolic, with its endless meadows, crumbling shepherds’ huts and twisting groves, you half expect Pan to be perched in the nearest tree.

Vassiliki, your arrival point on the island, is a pretty waterside village festooned with lights, tavernas and a vibrant spirit. It’s a lovely spot to ponder the sage-green smudge of nearby Ithaki before hiring a car and exploring the island. Nine miles (15 km) away from Vassiliki is Poros. A snake-like road slithers past shady groves, dozing horses and somnolent villages on its way down to Poros’ fine-pebbled beach, the air thick with honeysuckle and thyme and the foreground resplendent with fluorescent butterflies. A spit from the water, Poros Beach Camping draws an eclectic mix of visitors (mostly Italian, with the occasional Brit thrown in for good measure).

By day, relax in the shaded comfort of the site’s stylish restaurant or just flop on the beach, watching the blue horizon and turquoise sea fight for supremacy. There’s no real need to move at all, since you can start your day with fresh bread and honey in the restaurant and finish it off with souvlaki and salad at the nearby Café del Mare come night fall.

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Facilities

Plenty of facilities: a swimming pool, play room, bar, restaurant, shower block/WC (hole in the floor), disabled facilities, post office, first aid, Internet, laundry services and kayak rental.

Nearby

Why not take a trip with Seven Island Cruises (€15 per person)? True to their moniker, they will take you around the surrounding 7 islands, including Ithaki, Kefalonia’s beautiful port of Fizcardo and Scorpio, exclusively owned by the Onassis dynasty.

Food & Drink

Café del Mare, the nearby taverna on the beach, is unpretentious and friendly, with a great menu leaning heavily towards seafood, plus a healthy wine selection.

Opening Times

May–end-Sept.

Location

Contact Poros Beach Camping, Poros Lefkada, Ionian Island, 31100, Greece

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Getting There

There is no direct bus to the campsite (when you descend the mountain lane you’ll see why) so your best bet is to hire a moped or car in Vassiliki or catch a cab. From Vassiliki turn right out of town heading for Lefkada, passing Kastri Camping (see IF IT’S FULL) en route. Poros is 9 miles (15 km) away, signposted to the right. Or catch a cab from Nydri 7 miles (11 km) away There are no buses to the site, so it’s necessary to rent a moped or a car in Vassiliki.

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