Agia Galini

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Agia Galini
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Agia Galini

Ayia Galini is former fishing harbour transformed into a tourist resort, now dense with tavernas and cafes and with a long, sandy, umbrella-strewn beach to the north east.

Charts

See Crete.

Weather

See Aegean Sea.

Sources for Weather forecasts:

  • Athens Observatory gives 3 day (every 6 hrs) detailed graphical forecasts for the Greek seas.
  • Poseidon System gives 3 day forecasts for Greek seas from the National Center for Marine Research (Not very reliable).
  • Weather on Line provides detailed 7 day forecast charts for the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Atlantic.
  • Greek Meteorological Service (EMY) it includes the Navtex weather bulletins.
  • Wind Guru a surfer's site with worldwide wind forecasts.

Passages

See Crete.

Communication

  • Coast Guard - VHF channel 12

See also Crete.

Navigation

There are no dangers in the approach, although the end of the breakwater should be given a generous clearance.

Berthing

Shelter in the harbour is good, although an uncomfortable chop develops with strong northerly winds. Once in the harbour, the west quay in front of the tavernas is full of local boats on laid moorings and the coastguard, leaving no space for visiting yachts. Also, as at the time of visiting (June 2009), much of the south quay is occupied by overwintering yachts and laid-up fishing boats, with their long lines blocking most of the quay space. There is, however, room for 5-6 yachts stern or bows to in the south east corner, where the depths are best but the shelter from the prevailing winds poorest. There may also be space alongside the breakwater on the east side, though this is sometimes full of fishing and tripper boats. There are a few water and electricity points on the quay, but they are widely spaced. Toilets are at the root of the breakwater near the port police building, as is an interesting arrangement for garbage disposal (look for the terracotta-coloured metal chimney).

The holding in the harbour is suspect, and some yachts have experienced damage during severe weather, in spite of heavy duty anchoring arrangements. Unless you are very confident in your ground tackle, it may be wise to seek a berth alongside the breakwater if strong winds are expected.

Note: Depths shown in Heikell’s Greek Waters Pilot for this harbour are incorrect. Depths throughout the harbour are, in fact, much greater than shown. On the south quay, for example, depths range from 4.5 meters at the root to 6.5 meters in the south east corner, where yachts are currently best to moor.


Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

None.


Amenities

Facilities
Water There are a few water points on the quay, but they are widely spaced
Electricity There are a few electricity points on the quay, but they are widely spaced
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry ?
Garbage ?
Supplies
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Services
Repairs N/A
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?

Provisioning

Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc..

Eating out

Give the name of recommended restaurant, tavernas, pastry stores, etc.)

Transportation

List transportation (local and/or international.)

Tourism

List places of interest, tours, etc.

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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