Agropoli

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Agropoli
40°21.259'N, 014°59.059'E Chart icon.png
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The harbour of Agropoli from N

The town and port of Agropoli lie on the Tyrrhenian coast of Italy some 27 miles SSE of Salerno and six miles S of the World Heritage Site of Paestum. The town developed during the late Roman period, largely due to the silting up of the ancient Greek harbour of Poseidonia (subsequently renamed Paestum by the Romans). The site was originally fortified as a harbour by the Byzantines in the 6th century AD. The naturally well-protected town passed through a succession of hands (including Saracens from North Africa) until Italian unification in the 19th century. Today its small harbour is a useful port of call for cruising yachts wishing to visit the ruins of Paestum.

Charts

British Admiralty
1908
908
Italian
914
10

Weather

Winds along the Tyrrhenian Coast of Italy are generally light in the summer months. The most notable feature is a SW sea breeze that kicks in in late morning and blows at little more than Force 2 - 4 until the evening. Thundery conditions are not infrequent during early Spring and Autumn, and associated winds can sometimes reach gale force and kick up a substantial sea. In winter, gales can blow from both NW and S and entry to and exit from some of the harbours along the coast can become hazardous.

Sources for weather information:

  • There is a continuous (computerized voice) weather forecast on VHF 68 - first in Italian and then followed with an English translation
  • The same forecast is given in Italian and English on VHF coastal stations following a notification on channel 16
  • Navtex weather forecasts are broadcast from stations at La Garde (Toulon), Roma and Cagliari (Sardinia)

Passages

See Mediterranean.

Communication

Add here VHF channel for the coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

The harbour of Agropoli lies immediately W of a high bluff on which the old town is built. An old lighthouse atop a square crenelated tower is conspicuous half a mile ENE of the entrance. The harbour is entered from NE.

Berthing

Puerto Turístico de Agropoli

Puerto Turístico de Agropoli/wiki/Agropoli#Puerto_Tur.C3.ADstico_de_Agropoli
Harbour icon Puerto Turístico de Agropoli [[Agropoli#Puerto Turístico de Agropoli|Puerto Turístico de Agropoli]] (Porto Di Agropoli) 40°21.133'N, 014°58.941'E

Five pontoons have been laid out from the harbour mole in depths of 5.0 - 6.0 metres and a further eight from the quay along the shore in depths of 1.0 - 3.0 metres. The pontoons are effectively reserved for private berthholders and members of the Italian Lega Navale. The transit berths are at the end of the breakwater, where you will need to anchor moor stern or bows-to the quay. There is space for up to 15 yachts here, maximum length 50 metres. Shelter is reasonably good in all winds except NE. Toilets and showers are paid extra. Washing machine. Free WiFi. Fuel dock, chandlery, restaurants, provisions

consorzio@portodiagropoli.com; Tel: +39 (0974) 824 545; VHF channel 16
Address: Via Porto, 9 84043 Agropoli (SA), Italy
Prices: For the latest prices see Price Listing


Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

None. Anchoring in or near the harbour is forbidden.

Amenities

Facilities
Water Some water points
Electricity Some electrical points
Toilets Extra charge
Showers Extra charge
Laundry Washing machine
Garbage Bins near the harbour
Supplies
Fuel Fuel station on the quay (0800 - 2000); +39 (0974) 827 338
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers The is a chandlery
Services
Repairs Fixed (30 T) and mobile (10 T) cranes. Some basic repairs. Divers
Internet Free WiFi
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?

Provisioning

Supermarket and other shops up in the town.

Eating out

Bars and restaurants up in the town.

Transportation

List transportation (local and/or international.)

Tourism

The mediaeval old town, full of steep, narrow alleys, is fun to explore. At the top is the town’s castle, constructed in the 16th century on Byzantine foundations. There are some pleasant walks along the coast, with views as far as Vesuvius on a clear day. But the chief attraction of Agropoli is the nearby site of Paestum six miles to the north, with its superb 5th and 6th century BC temples and excellent museum containing fascinating tomb paintings from the late Lucanian civilisation, including the well-known ‘Tomb of the Diver’ featuring a symbolic ‘dive’ into the afterlife, and several carved metopes from the Temple of Hera.

Entrance to old town, Agropoli
Temple of Apollo, Paestum (5th century BC)
Temple of Athena, Paestum (6th century BC)
Temple of Hera, Paestum (6th century BC)

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

See Italy.

Comments

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