In that period Poros was much more picturesque and beloved. The pine trees end up in the coast or the sunny beaches. On the mountainous regions the inhabitants cultivate the olive trees whereas on the tableland of Fousas the vineyards, locust trees, fig trees and almond trees.

 
     
 

Many inhabitants are cattle breeders. At Lemonodassos they produce the famous lemon juice of Poros.
But the most habitants their main occupation was fishing and resin collection, cutting the pine trees. In the end of the summer they carried the resin on horses back to Askeli and then to Piraeus by caiques.

     
They used caiques to transport their products. Generally the citizens of Poros started to concern about tourism. Next to the traditional cafe's one can see the first tourist shops selling souvenirs of popular art.
 
     
 
Many houses are turned into boarding houses and their owners wit at the port together with the porters to offer hospitality to the island visitors.
     
Others man the boats or become boatmen and drive the tourists to the picturesque beaches of the island. Some of them even use their caiques to ferry cars from Galatas.
 
     
 
Both the inhabitants and the visitors spent their time at the small cafe's, taverns and in summer time they enjoyed themselves watching a film at "Diana" cinema.
     
We must also report the unique rides through the exquisite paths on a horse or a mule towards Poseidon's Temple.
 

 

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