The Castle of Favieros


The Castle of Favieros in Methana is a mediaeval castle with four small turrets on its four ends. It was built in 1826 on top of the hill of the strait of Methana by Karolos Favieros (Charles Favier), a French general who contributed to the transformation of greek revolutionary troops to a tactic army.

Charles Favier organized and ruled the first regular army of Greece. In fact, the settlement of Taktikoupoli owes its name to him, since Taktikoupoli means "town of a regular army".

The French general and philhellenist, who was distinguished for bravery during the Greek War of Independence, at some point in 1826, tried to create a Post Office at Poros island, but failed.

How to come

What we organise for you

At Villa Dolphins, apart from the personal care of your needs and the creation of a warm atmosphere, we also deal with the constant improvement of the services we offer to our guests. We try to combine the best possible accommodation with your enjoyment and outdoors activities for a more "dynamic" holiday.

* Βoat trips around the island so that you can see all the hidden beauty and swimm in small beaches with no access from the road

* Horse riding in the picturesque mountains of Poros island, amongst the nature and the trekking paths.

* Fishing by a traditional fishing boat and a profesional with you to the rich fishing grounds around the rocky shores of the Poros island.

* Bicycling around the island or across on the mainland to visit beautiful places such as the Monastery, Neorio, the Lover's bay, the Russian Shipyard and even the min town of Poros island.

* Day trips to the other islands of the Argosaronic such as Hydra island, Spetses island, Aegina island, Agistri island

* Day trips by rented car or mini bus (with or without a driver) to archeological sites on the mainland such as Ancient Epidaurus, Ancient Corinth, Ancient Mycenae, Ancient Troizina or the Covered Tombs of Magoula etc.



Poros island

The scenic and popular island of Poros is a prime destination for both greek and foreign tourists due to its proximity and easy access to Athens.

Poros is the island of peace, romance and jauntiness. It is overgrown with pine trees which reach the rugged shores or the sandy beaches. The residents of Poros are like all islands, spontaneous, decent and hospitable.