Gramvousa

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Gramvousa
35°36.667'N, 023°34.785'E Chart icon.png
lat=35.61112 | lon=23.57975 | zoom=13 | y
Greece Crete Gramvousa.jpg
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Gramvousa islands from space

Gramvousa actually refers to two a small uninhabited islands off the northwest coast of Crete. The larger of the two is Imeri Gramvousa (Ήμερη Γραμβούσα - tamed Gramvous) on which there is an anchorage and a Venetian Castle. The second island Agria Gramvousa ( Άγρια Γραμβούσα - Wild Gramvousa) has no anchorage.

Charts

See Crete.

Weather

See Aegean Sea.

Passages

See Crete.

Islands

  • Agria Gramvousa

Communication

See also Crete

Navigation

The anchorage on the southern side of Imeri Gramvousa island can be approached from the west, in which case care should taken to avoid the reefs extending south from the SW corner of the island and north from the Tigani peninsula. However, a safer approach is from the north, where a course midway between the island and the isolated Petalidho rock brings you up to the anchorage. A rusting wreck marks the eastern end of the bay.

Berthing

Ports

None.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

Imeri Gramvousa

Imeri Gramvousa

Anchor in 5 meters in sand in the centre of the bay. The anchorage here is wonderful in settled weather, and adequately sheltered in strong NW or NE winds, although it is scary to see the white horses hurtling past either side of the anchorage.

Old Venetian castle at Imeri Gramvousa
Westcoast of Crete; view over Gramvousa anchorage south
Westcoast of Crete; view over Gramvousa anchorage south.
From the Venetian fortress

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 ?
Vehicle rentals N/A

Provisioning

N/A (Not Available).

Eating out

N/A (Not Available).

Transportation

N/A (Not Available).

Tourism

Places to Visit

There is an old Venetian castle on the western cliffs of the island, keeping watch over the sea lanes along the western side of Crete.

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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