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37°48′N, 26°41.2′E
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Karlovasi (Καρλόβασι) Harbor is a commercial harbor on the NW side of the island of Samos. It is located some distance from the actual town of Karlovasi. It is protected from the meltemi but has an uncomfortable a swell. You can moor stern-to on the quay. There are a few tavernas but not many stores.

Around the end of the 19th and the early part of the 20th century Karlovasi had thriving leather tanning industry.

Karlovasi Harbor
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Chart of Karlovasi Harbor
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See Samos.

Radio Nets

Also see Cruiser's Nets

  • Coast Guard - VHF channel 12, tel. +30 22730 30888, 32 343

Local Weather

See Samos.

Approach and Navigation

See Samos

Check-in facilities

There are no check-in facilities. A Coast Guard Officer may appear directing to collect the harbor dues. Anchor in the harbor and moor either stern-to or bow-to. Good holding.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

There is small marina within the harbor used mostly by local boats however arrangement can be made to moor a visiting boat on a temporary vacant berth. But the only serious marina is Samos Marina in Pythagorio.


There are no secure anchorages near Karlovasi. But one can, weather permitting, have a lunch stop in either Mikro (Μικρό Σεϊτάνι) or Megalo Seitani or (Μεγάλο Σεϊτάνι).

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

Submit addresses and contact details of marine related businesses that are of interest to cruisers.


Minor repairs are possible. A few yachts have been hauled-out here.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Fuel can be delivered by mini-tanker

Tourism and Things to do Ashore


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Mikro Seitani
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A visit to Potami is worthwhile. This is a stream with natural water falls shaded by sycamore trees. It is just a few miles W of Karlovasi. Very beautiful, natural setting. The scenery is not what one would usually associate with Aegean islands. You can swim there.

Also, a hike to the Mikro and Megalo Seitani (Μικρό and Μεγάλο Σεϊτάνι) is well worth the effort.


Grocery Stores


  • The Psarades, which specializes in sea food, in Ayios Nikolaos, (few km E of Karlovasi). It has been rated as "one of the best tavernas in Greece."


In Internet cafés.

Motorbike & Car Rentals

There are several agencies in Karlovasi.

Garbage Disposal

Bins along the waterfront.


There buses and taxis to other towns and villages in the island. See Samos for transportation to elsewhere.

Routes/Passages To/From

Cruiser's Friends

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Forum Discussions

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External Links

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References & Publications

See Greece.

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