Cirò Marina

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Cirò Marina
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Ciro Marina

Ciro Marina is a new basin constructed for pleasure yachts and fishing vessels at the town of Ciro on the western side of the Golfo di Taranto, 20 miles N of Crotone and two miles S of Punta Alice. It is a useful port of call for smaller yachts (up to 15 metres) sailing into or out of the gulf rather than sailing straight across it.


British Admiralty
187 Punta Stilo to Brindisi
Italian charts
25 Da Punta Stilo a Punta Staletti


During the summer the prevailing winds in the Ionian are light to moderate SW or SE sea breezes. In spring and autumn, northerly winds are more frequent and can quickly rise to near gale force, especially in the lee of high mountain ranges. Winds in summer are generally light from the Straits of Messina until reaching the Golfo di Squillace between Roccella Ionica and Le Castella. With anything W in the wind, it tends to funnel down here over the mountains of southern Calabria, bringing strong gusts and raising an uncomfortable sea. The conditions to avoid, however, when cruising this part of the Ionian coast are strong southerlies. The harbours here are few and far between and none of them are really safe to enter in such conditions. Further east in the Gulf of Taranto lo sea breezes predominate during the summer, although a light to moderate northerly is not uncommon.

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 Roma, Cagliari (Sardinia) and Augusta (Sicily).


See Aegean to West Mediterranean Passages.


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

Also see Cruiser's Nets


There are no hazards in the approach to Ciro Marina. The long breakwater extending along the line of the beach is visible on the approach. It is reported that part of the main breakwater has been damaged in winter storms, but is currently under repair (December 2010). Entry to the harbour is from due N, avoiding the ballasting around the end of the entrance piers. Yachts normally berth alongside in the innermost (southernmost) basin, where there are two pontoons and associated quays.


The harbour can accommodate up to 340 vessels up to a maximum length of 15 metres. The northern harbour is used by fishing boats. Transit yachts normally berth alongside on the eastern quay opposite the pontoons which operates as a marina.

Alongside berths in Ciro Marina

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Ciro Marina

Ciro Marina/wiki/Cir%C3%B2_Marina#Ciro_Marina
Marina icon Ciro Marina [[Cirò Marina#Ciro Marina|Ciro Marina]] 39°22.202'N, 017°08.125'E

It is operated by Lega Navale. Depths in the basin are from 3.0 - 5.0 metres. Shelter is excellent. Showers and toilets reported available. Electricity only available in the summer months.

[email protected]; Tel: +39 (0962) 31 766; Fax: +39 (0962) 379 007; VHF channel XX
Address: Lungomare S. Pugliese, 88811, Cirò Marina (KR), Italy




Water Some water points on the quay
Electricity In Ciro Marina (only available in the summer months)
Toilets In Ciro Marina (reported)
Showers In Ciro Marina (reported)
Laundry ?
Garbage Bins on the quay
Fuel Fuel station on SE quay in the inner basin
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None.
Repairs Hard standing. Slipway. Mobile crane.Basic engine, electrical and electronic repairs. Wood and fiberglass hull repairs. Divers.
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals Rental outlets in the town


Good provisions in the town of Ciro.

Eating out

Numerous restaurants in the town of Ciro.



List places of interest, tours, etc.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



See Italy.


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  • Data compiled form web research (please update if possible)--Athene of Lymington 16:33, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

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