Alimnia

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Alimniá
36°16.467'N, 027°42.451'E Chart icon.png
lat=36.27445 | lon=27.70752 | zoom=12 | y
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Satellite View of Chalki & Alimnia

Alimniá (Αλιμνιά) is a small uninhabited island located approximately 3 nM west of Rhodes. It is a most pleasant green island, with the ruins of a Crusader castle, marred only by the heavy flotsam accumulated on its otherwise lovely beaches.

Charts

BA
872 Kalimno to Rhodes
1667 Rhodes island
Imray-Tetra
G35 Dodecanese and the Coast of Turkey
NIMA
54400 Nisos Samos to Nisos Rhodhos
54416 Nisos Rhodhos
Greek
451 Leros to Rhodos

Weather

See Aegean Sea.

Passages

Communication

  • Greek Coast Guard - VHF channel 12
  • Olympia Radio - VHF channels 01 & 63

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

Approaches to Alimniá are straightforward.

Berthing

Ports

None.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

Chart of of the coves at Alimnia

There are two very attractive anchorages in Alimniá.

Both East and South Coves (from the Castle)
The more protected South Cove

South Cove

South Cove/wiki/Alimnia#South_Cove
Anchorage icon South Cove [[Alimnia#South Cove|South Cove]] 36°15.36′N, 27°42.1′E
This is an excellent all weather shelter in very attractive setting. The bottom is sand and weed and provides good holding. Anchor at the head of the bay at about 8 m depth.
The East Cove & its ruins

East Cove

East Cove/wiki/Alimnia#East_Cove
Anchorage icon East Cove [[Alimnia#East Cove|East Cove]] 36°16.03′N, 27°42.34′E
The cove is well protected from the meltemi but with the S wind there is some swell, in which case the South Cove is preferable. Also, the beach here is heavily littered. The bottom is sand and weed and provides good holding. Anchor at the head of the bay at about 5 m depth.


Amenities

Facilities
Water N/A (Not Available)
Electricity N/A
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage N/A. Take with you
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

None.

Eating out

N/A.

Transportation

N/A.

Tourism

History

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WWII Cartoon
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The Castle
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The Castle, again
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In the Castle
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Flotsam in the Beach (East Cove)

The island was inhabited until World War II when the Italians used its deep harbor as a submarine base. The islanders abandoned their island in 1943 after the British commandos sent to sabotage the submarines were captured and executed by the Nazis.

Places to Visit

In the South Cove there are a number of deserted WW II buildings with cartoon drawn on their walls by a nostalgic German soldier who was stationed at the submarine base.

A good half an hour hike from the East Cove brings you to the ruins of the Crusader Castle from which you can enjoy a good view of Rhodes and Chálki.

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

Links to relevant websites.

References & Publications

See Greece.

Comments

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