Ayios Efstratios

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Ayios Efstratios

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39°32.3′N, 24°59.1′E
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Ayios Efstratios (Άγιος Ευστράτιος) or Ai Stratis or Agios Efstratios is a small and isolated island (about 20 nM south of Limnos) with an area of 43.325 km2 and 250 inhabitants. It is definitely off the beaten track. The island has been inhabited since the Mycenaean times and on the island's north coast are still the ruins of the original Mycenaean settlement. The recent history of the island is rather infamous. Starting in 1936 the fascist dictatorship of Metaxas used the island as a place of exile for the undesirable communists, a practice that was resumed by the junta of 1967. The most famous of these deportees was the celebrated composer Mikis Theodorakis. In 1968, an earthquake devastated the houses of the little port village. Fishing and low-level tourism are the main occupations of today's inhabitants.


1086 Srimonikos kólpos to Edremit körfezi
G2 Aegean Sea (North)
54360 Thessaloniki to Canakkale Bogazi Dardanelles
Plans in theAegean Sea: Nisos Skyros, Ayios Efstratios, Nisos Psara
54369 Approaches to Canakkale Bogazi
33 Cape Sounion to Lesvos I.
322 Limnos & Ay. Efstratios

Radio Nets

  • Coast Guard - VHF channel 12
  • Olympia Radio - VHF no signal

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


See Aegean Sea.

Approach and Navigation

Most approaches to Ayios Efstratios are without dangers and straightforward.

Berthing Options


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There is only one port, the harbor of Ayios Efstratios. It provides fairly good shelter from the meltemi but it is open to SW. Go stern-to the usually crowded by fishing boats quay, avoiding the SW corner where the ferry from Limnos docks. The bottom is sandy with scattered rocks and affords good holding, if you hit the sandy patch. Fortunately the water here is very clear.

The fishing boats can be rather malodorous and may be keeping their VHF's at high volume. Otherwise this can be a pleasant anchorage.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs




Yacht Services and Repairs

Marine Stores


Offshore Islands


Yacht Services/Repairs/Yards


Fuel, Water, & Electricity

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Near the quay

Things to do Ashore


The harbor of Ayios Efstratios

Other than walks there is not much that a tourist can do here. Enjoy the clear sea.

Grocery & Supply Stores

Limited shopping.


There are two restaurants and two bars.





Motorbike & Car Rentals


Garbage Disposal

Trash cans.


There is a ferry, 4 times a week, from Kavala via Limnos, and once a week from Chios.

Routes/Passages To/From

Cruiser's Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forum Discussions

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External Links

References & Publications

See Greece.

Personal Notes

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