Greek Island Art Scene: Citronne Gallery on Poros

Situated in an 18th century building on the island of Poros in the Saronic Gulf, Citronne Gallery is host to a variety of interesting art exhibitions. The gallery got its name from the island’s famous lemon grove, as well as from a 1930s book titled Lemonodasos, meaning “lemon forest,” by author Kosmas Politis.

Poros’ picturesque sights, beautiful homes, vast harbor, rich greenery, and proximity to Athens makes the island perfect for a quick weekend trip from the country’s capital. Various authors and artists have found the calming nature of Poros Island a perfect setting for thinking and writing and creating. These include novelist Yiorgos Theotokas and Nobel laureate Yiorgos Seferis.

By serving as a local meeting point for those possessing taste for color and artistic expression, or just a lucky summertime passerby, Citronne Gallery offers the aura of an urban-style mini art hub, in a Greek island setting. The gallery operates for three summer months, and offers a unique intellectual aura and experience for those seeking to view pieces of artwork by artists who have been inspired by beautiful Greece or Poros Island itself.

Citronne has hosted the artwork of several celebrated artists including painter Yiannis Psychopedis, photographer Robert McCabe, Costas Varotsos, and sculptor Aphrodite Litti. The gallery is also host to musical performances, and social events. Serving as gallery director is art historian Dr. Tatiana Spinari-Pollalis. To view past collections and exhibitions online, or more information, visit citronne.com.