Angistri

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Angistri
37°41.580'N, 023°20.780'E Chart icon.png
lat=37.693 | lon=23.34633 | zoom=13 | y


Angistri (Αγκίστρι) is a small island in the Saronic Gulf of Greece, four miles SW of the larger island of Aegina. It is a popular weekend haunt for yachts and motor boats from the marinas around Athens as well as a useful stopping off point for vessels bound to or from the Corinth Canal. The island has two small harbours, Angistri yacht harbour on the NW side and Skala on the E side. The latter is a ferry harbour and is unsuitable for yachts. At the SW end of the island, opposite the islet of Dhorousa, is a series of small, attractive anchorages giving good shelter from the prevailing N/NE winds, two of which have tavernas ashore.

Charts

BA
1657 Saronikós Kólpos
Imray-Tetra
G14 Saronic and Argolic Gulf
NIMA
54344 Saronicos Kolpos & K. Petalion
Greek
413 Saronikos Kolpos

Weather

See Aegean Sea.

Passages

List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Islands

Dhorousa I.

Dhorousa I./wiki/Angistri#Dhorousa_I.
Island icon Dhorousa I. [[Angistri#Dhorousa I.|Dhorousa I.]] 37°40.825'N, 023°18.937'E
A small island on SW side of Angistri. There is an anchorage between the island and Angistri.

Communication

  • Coast Guard - VHF 12
  • Weather - VHF channel 86

Also see World Cruiser's Nets

Navigation

The approach to Angistri Yacht Harbour from E should be made either through the Steno Metopis, the channel between Aegina and the islets of Nisis Metopi, or around the N side of Aegina itself. The channel between Angistri and Nisis Metopi is shallow and dangerous with even moderate winds. From S and W, the approach is straightforward, except that a yacht should not approach the coast immediately W of the yacht harbour too closely as there are shoals extending 100 metres off it.

Berthing

Ports

Chart of Angistri harbour

Angistri Yacht Harbour

Angistri Yacht Harbour/wiki/Angistri#Angistri_Yacht_Harbour
Harbour icon Angistri Yacht Harbour [[Angistri#Angistri Yacht Harbour|Angistri Yacht Harbour]] (Αγκίστρι) 37°42.8′N, 23°20.84′E
The harbour lies immediately NW of the only settlement on the island and it is the only place on the island which offers good shelter in all conditions (with the exception of strong E or NE winds, which send a swell into the harbour). The harbour consists of a long curved breakwater extending N and E from the shore and a short jetty extending N from the shore just inside the entrance. The harbour is entered from ESE around the end of the breakwater. Depths shoal in the approach to the entrance to 4.0 – 5.0 metres, but the water is so clear here you can see the bottom. Depths in the harbour are 2.5 – 4.5 metres. Much of the harbour is taken up with permanent moorings and visiting yachts will normally have two options: mooring stern/bows-to the breakwater quay, where depths range from 2.5 metres at the inner corner to 4.5 metres at the outer end; or mooring alongside on either side of a short pontoon that extends at right angles from the breakwater quay. Depths along the pontoon are 3.5 – 4.0 metres. If mooring on the quay, you will probably need to use your anchor. Be sure to lay out at least 25 metres or so to avoid the mooring blocks of the boats on laid moorings. Because the quay curves round the harbour, crossed anchors are common, especially at busy periods when vessels are sometimes double-banked. If arriving late and the harbour is full, it may also be possible to lie alongside the short jetty at the entrance once the ferries have stopped running. Water and electricity are available along the quay but not on the pontoon. Water is restricted and you will have to ask for it to be turned on.
berth Yacht Harbour from
Yachts moored on the breakwater quay
Yachts moored on the pontoon

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

Dhorousa

Dhorousa/wiki/Angistri#Dhorousa
Anchorage icon Dhorousa [[Angistri#Dhorousa|Dhorousa]] 37°40.854'N, 023°19.217'E
Looks attractive. Tavernas ashore.


Amenities

Facilities
Water Angistri Yacht Harbour|: on the quay but supplies are restricted and you will have go ask for it to be turned on
Electricity Angistri Yacht Harbour|: on the quay
Toilets N/A (Not Available)
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage There are bins around the harbour
Supplies
Fuel Angistri Yacht Harbour| available by tanker on the quay
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Services
Repairs N/A
Internet In internet cafés
Mobile connectivity Good 3G signal
Vehicle rentals Near the harbour

Provisioning

Angistri Yacht Harbour|/wiki/Angistri#.5B.5B.23Angistri_Yacht_Harbour.7CAngistri_Yacht_Harbour.7C.5D.5DProvisions icon Angistri Yacht Harbour| [[Angistri#Angistri Yacht Harbour||Angistri Yacht Harbour|]] Basic groceries only.

Eating out

yacht harbour/wiki/Angistri#yacht_harbourEatingout icon yacht harbour [[Angistri#yacht harbour|yacht harbour]] Several tavernas and cafes around the yacht harbour.
Dhorousa/wiki/Angistri#DhorousaEatingout icon Dhorousa [[Angistri#Dhorousa|Dhorousa]] Simple tavernas.

Transportation

There are daily ferries and a fast hydrofoil to Aegina and the mainland.

Tourism

The island is wooded and pleasant to walk around and there is good snorkelling off the coast, but there is not a lot to do otherwise.

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.

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