|Safe anchorages in Cyclades
Eastwards the sheer coasts form appropriate anchorages for
refuges. Among the safest ones there are the Varvarousa bay
and the southwest beach shore of the Phinikas bay
(Delagrazia). In Ermoupoli phone 28498 and in Phinikas there
is a supply station for water and fuel.
In Gavrio, Batsi, the west side of the island and in Chora. In
the Korthion Bay, at the southeastern side of the island. At
the northern limits of the Pirgos Bay there are two bays being
formed going southwest wards protecting from north and east
winds. Also, there is a supply station for water and fuel. In
Chora (tel. 23707), in Gavrio (tel. 71775) and in Batsi (tel.
In the port of Tinos and the bays of Istemia. Panormos. Agios
Nicolaos, Stavros, Livada and Agali. There is a supply station
for water and fuel. The shores are surrounded by deep water
and don't hide any dangers. Take care, though, of the strong
winds in the sea of Tinos.
In the port of Mykonos mooring is possible between the middle
and the end of the southern side of the harbour branch. In the
western shores of the port there is a pier 30m long and with
shallow water. The port is unaffected by north to southeast
winds. However, it is affected by the west and northwest
winds. All the bays near the port of Myconos can be used as
mooring places. In Ornos bay there is a supply station tel.
22409. The Miso Bay in Renia Island is shelter with all the
In Coressia and Vourkari, where there is a supply station for
water and fuel. In Coundouro and Pisses, the bays north of
Pisses until Vourkari.Fuel station tel. 21400. Suggestion of
mooring place and camping: The Vroskopos bay, 1.5 naval miles
north of Pisses offers one of the safest mooring places for
small crafts with any kind of weather. There is a magnificent
beach , many trees for camping and water.
In Loutra and Mericha tel.
32269. There are supply stations for water and fuel. Also you
may find ice in Loutra. Fuel station in Mericha tel.
32269. The owner of the supply station brings the fuel to the
port. The Apocreiosi or else Apocrisi bay to the east of the
islet of Agios Loukas.a safe refuge for any kind of weather.
The Fyciada inlet to the NE of the isthmus that unites the
islet of Agios Loukas with the opposite coast has a marvellous
sandy beach suitable for camping.
In Livadi there is a supply station for water and fuel tel.
51211. Small boats may moor safely in the northeast coast of
the bay because the bay is open southwards and is vulnerable
to south winds. The Koutalas bay to the SW with an amazing
beach and a potential camping site.
In Camares, Bathys, Platys Gialos. In Camares there is a
supply station for water and fuel tel. 31347, 31777. In case
of malfunction, phone 31307, 31296.
There is an anchorage in Psathi. The eastern coasts look
bay of Milos is on of the best and safest mooring places of
the eastern Mediterranean. In the port of Adamantas phone
22093 for supplies and fuel.
Naousa Bay (NW of the Bay the Lageri bay and in NW of this the
bay S. loannis from the safest mooring places). In SE the Trio
bay is safe from the NW winds and the beach of islet Trionisi.
The Marmara Bay. In Despotiko island before Antiparos the
Despotiko Bay the safest mooring in this area (is vulnerable
only from south winds, is one from the best beach for
swimming, nudism and fishing. This island has not habitants)
Good mooring places form mainly to the south and southwest
shores. To the east the Apollonas bay and to the Northeast the
Panormos bay. two ideal mooring places. Also, one of the three
ports of CHORA or in Alykos. In the port of Naxos a supply
station works, for fuel and water tel. 24B81, 24529.
The Katapola and Aigiali bays as well. In Katapola there is a
supply station for water and fuel. The Kalotaritisa's Bay is
protected from any kind of weather in the S of Kalotiri bay in
There are everywhere bays that may form anchorages. But they
are open and vulnerable to the winds. We recommend as safest
mooring place in small Cyclades the Parianos Bay in Pano
Koufonisi, protected from any kind of weather and the port
Mersini in Shinoussa. Information, fuel supply and mechanic
damages tel.: 71175. 6 - VHF channel 66.
The los bay is one of the safest anchorages of the Cyclades.
The Maganari bay that opens towards the south is one of the
best anchorages giving protection from northern winds and to
the northeast of the Pori islet. The Milopota bay is a perfect
refuge from the yearly winds. One km away from the port an EKO
gas station exists for refueling.
The sailing round of the island is 29 nautical miles. You
should anchor your boat in the island of Fira. There is a
storehouse for water and fuel tel. 22231. A safe bay is the
creek Kakaki of the islet Nea Kameni.
or Casteli (north). Kyparissos, Livadi bay (west), Aspropounta
and Vathy bay (southwest). Caravostasi anchorage, where the
southern shores makes fine moorages as they are less
penetrated by the winds.
The only anchorage is the Agios Nicolaos creek at the southern
harbour of the island, has
a small jetty suitable for small crafts only. The various open
creeks that are formed at the shores of the island can be used
as a temporary refuge only, without offering complete safety
There is no port in Sikinos. Only a few bay where only small
boats may seek refuge. The main one is the Scala or Alopronias
bay. ln the narrow between Folegandros and Sikinos there are
many rocky islets the most important being Caravos, Calogeros,
Avolathonisi. In the island there is no fuel supply: it can be
found, though, in los.
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