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Chart of Karlovasi Harbor
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Karlovasi (Καρλόβασι) Harbor [37° 48.5' N 26° 41' E] is a commercial harbor 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.


'See Samos.

Radio Nets

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Approach and Navigation

See Samos

Check-in facilities

There are no check-in facilities. A Coast Guard Officer (tel. +30 2730 32 343) may appear directing to pay harbor dues.

Routes/Passages To/From

Popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Tourism & things to do ashore

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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.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

  • Fuel can be delivered by mini-tanker.
  • Water & Electricity are not available.


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."

Marine stores

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References & Publications

See Greece.

Cruiser's Friends

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Forum Discussions

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External Links

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Personal Notes

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