Aerial photograph of Poros by George Avgoustiniatos
Homer locates the "harbour of Rheithron" in Homeric Ithaca in the area ‘below [or near] to the wooded Neïon’ (the ὑπονήιος area), just outside the city (Άστυ).
Today most translators agree that the Neion was a mountain on Homeric Ithaca. It is our belief that ὑπονήιος [hypo-neion] area (the area ἐπὶ, ὑπὸ (περὶ, παρὰ) τὸ νήιον), that is the area near the
harbour, in other words the ἐπίνειον or port serving the hinterland of Ithaca.
Photo by Brigadier Charalambos Panagiotareas
|harbour Vatsa at the south end of the Paliki peninsula,|
harbour of the River Vohynas at Poros Photo by Brigadier Charalambos Panagiotareas (1954)
Aerial photograph of Poros by Kostas Koklanos,
[i] Eustathius, Παρεκβολαί εις την Ομήρου Οδύσσειαν, 183-186, 1409-39.