Neorio is the Greek word for Shipyard, because of the shipyard that
existed in the area during the 18th century. The settlement is situated at the
southwestern part of Kalavria, amongst the pine tree forest. It was a favorite
resort for the Athenians during this century and many villas were built. Many
people of culture passed their summers here, such as the poet George Seferis and
the author Henry Miller.
Today it is a small, elegant and quiet tourist resort, with several
tavernas, a supermarket and gift shop around the sandy beach. Watersports and
parachuting are available. Near Neorio there is the area of the Love Bay, a sandy
cove with crystal waters, where the pine trees hang over the sea and the Russian
Naval Station, with ruins of the shipyards.
This text (extract) is cited December 2003 from the
Galata & Poros Rented Apts & Rooms Association tourist pamphlet.