Not really suitable for families as the beach is some distance from town, and hotels in town don't have pools. Attractions consist of: the impressive archaeological museum; a small cultural museum; glass-bottomed boat rides; sports centre; swimming pool; Katavothres sinkholes to the N of the peninsula.
By night there are plenty of tasteful bars and a few tacky offerings; a couple of bouzouki clubs; occasional performances by the local music school or traditional dancers; a few discos in and slightly outside town, but serious clubbers are on the wrong island.
Local excursions consist of half day: barbecue boat trips to the red-sand beach of Xi on the largely undeveloped Lixouri peninsula; turtle-spotting at the lagoon, a local breeding ground for loggerheads; "Greek night" at a local bouzouki club. For a full day there are is an island tour, including Drogarati Cave, Melissani lake grotto and Fiskardo; cultural tour, including winery, church of St Gerasimos (island's patron) and monastery of St Andreas; coach and ferry excursion to Ithaca or to the classical site and museum at Olympia on the mainland; boat trips to nearby islands of Lefkas or Zante. 2 days: Athens by coach and ferry from Poros.