Ayios Efstratios

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Ayios Efstratios
39°30.856'N, 025°00.253'E Chart icon.png
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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.

Charts

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

Weather

See Aegean Sea.

Passages

Islands

None.

Communication

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

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

Most approaches to Ayios Efstratios are without dangers and straightforward.

Berthing

Ports

Chart of the harbor

Ayios Efstratios Harbor

Ayios Efstratios Harbor/wiki/Ayios_Efstratios#Ayios_Efstratios_Harbor
World icon.png Ayios Efstratios Harbor [[Ayios Efstratios#Ayios Efstratios Harbor|Ayios Efstratios Harbor]] (Άγιος Ευστράτιος) 39°32.3′N, °'E
The harbor of Ayios Efstratios

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. A large rectangular basin was built to the west and adjacent to the fishing harbour to serve ferries. Yachts can moor alongside its western mole or go stern to this mole. There are water and electricity stands on the mole, free as of May 2017. The western (and north) moles are fitted with ship sized rectangular fenders so if moored alongside it is advisable to fender accordingly to avoid damage from the fixed mole fenders. There is a port police office few steps to the east of the fishing harbour.

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

None.

Anchorages

None.

Amenities

Facilities
Water Ayios Efstratios Harbor: on the new western mole
Electricity on the new western mole
Toilets small services block at the north end of the ferry parking area.
Showers one stall in the services block. Cold water only
Laundry N/A
Garbage There are bins in the port
Supplies
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas N/A
Chandlers None
Services
Repairs N/A
Internet N/A
Mobile connectivity Reasonable 3G signal
Vehicle rentals N/A

Provisioning

Ayios Efstratios Harbor/wiki/Ayios_Efstratios#.5B.5B.23Ayios_Efstratios_Harbor.7CAyios_Efstratios_Harbor.5D.5DProvisions icon Ayios Efstratios Harbor [[Ayios Efstratios#Ayios Efstratios Harbor|Ayios Efstratios Harbor]] Limited shopping.

Eating out

There are two restaurants and two bars in Ayios Efstratios Harbor.

Transportation

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

Tourism

History

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.

Places to Visit

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

Friends

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

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

See Greece.

Comments

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