Attika Coast

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Attika Coast (Coast of Athens)
There are Port(s) of Entry here
37°54.7′N, 23°42.0′E Chart icon.png
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Satellite view of the Attika Coast

The coast of Attika or Attica (Αττική) is the coast of Athens and the playground of the Athenians. It is the most crowded area in Greece, full of large ships, fast ferries, motor cruisers, fishing boats, and sailboats. All the marinas are full with long waiting lists. It will be hard for a visiting yacht to find a berth here.

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

Islands

Chart of the anchorage in Fleves

Fleves

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Island icon Fleves [[Attika Coast#Fleves|Fleves]] (Φλέβες) 37°46.2′N, 23°45.5′E
Fleves is a small island off the Athens resort of Vouliagmeni in the Saronic Gulf. There is only one safe anchorage at the SW side of the island. It affords reasonable shelter from the meltemi and considering the proximity to the greater Athens area is a pleasant and peaceful anchorage. Anchor at the S side of the cove at about 10 m, good holding in weed and sand.

Salamis

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Island icon Salamis [[Attika Coast#Salamis|Salamis]] 37°55.693'N, 023°30.047'E
Salamis is on the south coast of Salamis provides a safe anchorage in the meltemi. The bottom is clear sand, very good holding. Shelter is good. There is a taverna ashore but generally the bay is quiet.

Communication

  • Coast Guard - VHF channel 12
  • Weather - VHF channel 86
  • Olympia Radio - VHF channel 03

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

Warning: Approaching the coast of Attika from the south you have to cross the shipping lanes. Cross them, if possible, vertically. Do monitor your VHF but most large ships, including ones of the Greek Navy, rarely respond to a hail.

Berthing

Ports

Piraeus

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Harbour icon Piraeus [[Attika Coast#Piraeus|Piraeus]] 37°57.371'N, 023°36.077'E
Port of Entry
Piraeus (Πειραιάς or Πειραιεύς) is the largest and busiest port in Greece. It is strictly a commercial port and it is closed to yachts. It is, of course, a port of entry.

Lavrio Harbor

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Port of Entry
Lavrio Harbor is commercial port and aport of entry but it has some spaces for visiting yachts.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Key to symbols: |Port of entry icon – port of entry ||

Anchorages

Chart of Anavissos

Anavissos

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Anchorage icon Anavissos [[Attika Coast#Anavissos|Anavissos]] (Ανάβυσος)) 37°43.2′N, 23°56.4′E

Anavissos is a large bay NW of Cape Sounio. Here there is better protection from the meltemi than in Sounio. It best to anchor off the small harbor in 3-5 m. Holding is reasonable. I have weathered a bad meltemi here after I was forced to depart from Sounio in the middle of the night.

Warning: Night Approaches are very hard because the flashing Green light is blanked by the high intensity highway lights.
Chart of Sounio

Sounio

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Anchorage icon Sounio [[Attika Coast#Sounio|Sounio]] (Σούνιο) 37°39.346'N, 024°01.204'E

Just to the W of Cape Sounio there is a cove where you can anchor. It is usually crowded and it is not a very secure but it is a great place to anchor while visiting the famous temple of Poseidon a 10 minute walk up the hill.

Anchor in 3-5 m depth. The bottom is weed and the holding is bad. Look for a patch of sand to the N of the cove.

Danger: With a strong meltemi there are violent gusts and the anchorage may not be tenable. It is best to go to Anavissos rather then risk collision with another drifting yacht.

Amenities

Facilities
Water See the individual marinas
Electricity See the individual marinas
Toilets See the individual marinas
Showers See the individual marinas
Laundry See the individual marinas
Garbage There are bins around the harbors, marinas, and in several anchorages
Supplies
Fuel See the individual marinas.
Bottled gas See the individual marinas.
Chandlers See the individual marinas and Lavrio Harbor
Services
Repairs See the individual marinas
Internet In Internet cafés.

'See also in individual marinas

Mobile connectivity Strong 4G in the region
Vehicle rentals 'See also in individual marinas

Provisioning

There are numerous stores and supermarkets in the area.

Eating out

There are hundreds of good restaurants in the Athens area.

Transportation

  • Athens is the capital of Greece. Athens airport connects to almost everywhere in the world.
  • There are daily ferries to the islands from Piraeus, Rafina, and Lavrio.

Tourism

Places to Visit

Athens

There are so many things that one can do and visit in Athens that it is almost impossible to list. Here are some highlights:

Sounio
The Temple of Poseidon in Sounio

The main attraction here is the Sanctuary of Poseidon and Athena. It is usually open 10.00 to Sunset. This place is shear magic during a full moon.

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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