Ships anchor just outside the town and use tenders to get you ashore.
The Holy Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi, founded in 1720 a.d is located 4km east of the main city of Poros island is built on the slope of a pine forest. In 1814, a group of monks from Mount Athos, took refuge in this Monastery. A few years later, these monks founded the Zoodochos Pigi Monastery at Longovarda in this island of Paros. Katholiko, Is a bacilica with a dome and a tower like belfry being the main church of the monastery.
A moderately fit person can walk from the town center to the monastery in approximately an hour. However, there are two buses which run from their common terminus at the port to the monastery and to Neorion. The fares are moderate. Their timing is fairly predictable except at lunchtime when the schoolchildren break up and buses can occasionally be kept waiting.
There are also a number of grey taxis on the island - also reasonably cheap to use. Expect to pay about 6 Euros plus tip from the town center (that is, the port) to the monastery.
Public Services: open Monday to Friday, 8.00am – 2.00pm.
Retail Stores & Specialty Shops: Monday to Friday, 9am – 1.30pm and then again from 5pm – 9pm. Saturdays, 9am – 2pm.
Supermarkets: Monday to Friday, 9am – 9pm, and Saturdays, 9am – 6pm.
Tourist Shops and Convenience Stores: most of these do not have official opening hours and are usually open from dawn to well after midnight during the summer months.
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