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WorldMediterraneanAegean SeaGreeceNE AegeanSamosKarlovasi
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Karlovasi Harbor

Karlovasi (Καρλόβασι) Harbor is a commercial harbor on the NW side of the island of Samos. It is located some distance from the actual town of Karlovasi. It is protected from the meltemi but has an uncomfortable swell. You can moor stern-to on the quay. There are a few tavernas but not many stores.

Around the end of the 19th and the early part of the 20th century Karlovasi had thriving leather tanning industry.


See Samos.


See Samos.



See Samos


  • Coast Guard - VHF channel 12, tel. +30 22730 30888, 32 343

Also see Cruiser's Nets.


Anchor in the harbor and moor either stern-to or bow-to. Good holding.

A Coast Guard Officer may appear directing to collect the harbor dues.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

There is small marina within the harbor used mostly by local boats however arrangement can be made to moor a visiting boat on a temporary vacant berth. But the only serious marina is Samos Marina in Pythagorio.


There are no secure anchorages near Karlovasi. But one can, weather permitting, have a lunch stop in either Mikro Seitani/wiki/Karlovasi#Mikro_SeitaniAnchorage icon Mikro Seitani [[Karlovasi#Mikro Seitani|Mikro Seitani]] (Μικρό Σεϊτάνι) 37°46.838'N, 026°39.112'E or Megalo Seitani/wiki/Karlovasi#Megalo_SeitaniAnchorage icon Megalo Seitani [[Karlovasi#Megalo Seitani|Megalo Seitani]] (Μεγάλο Σεϊτάνι) 37°46.242'N, 026°38.234'E .


Water On the quay
Electricity On the quay
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry ?
Garbage Bins along the waterfront
Fuel Fuel can be delivered by mini-tanker
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Repairs ?
Internet in Internet cafés
Mobile connectivity Strong 4G signal
Vehicle rentals There are several agencies in Karlovasi


Supermarket about 1km east of the harbour on the main road to Karlovasi town

Eating out

Psarades/wiki/Karlovasi#.27.27Psarades.27.27Eatingout icon Psarades [[Karlovasi#Psarades|Psarades]] specializes in sea food, in Ayios Nikolaos, (few km E of Karlovasi). It has been rated as "one of the best tavernas in Greece.


There buses and taxis to other towns and villages in the island.

See Samos for transportation to elsewhere.


Places to Visit

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Mikro Seitani

A visit to Potami is worthwhile. This is a stream with natural water falls shaded by sycamore trees. It is just a few miles W of Karlovasi. Very beautiful, natural setting. The scenery is not what one would usually associate with Aegean islands. You can swim there.

Also, a hike to the Mikro and Megalo Seitani (Μικρό and Μεγάλο Σεϊτάνι) is well worth the effort.


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 Greece.


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