Kouremenos

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Kouremenos
35°12.900'N, 026°16.200'E Chart icon.png
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Chart of Kouremenos

Kouremenos (Κουρεμένος) which if translated means the "one with a new his haircut," is an anchorage few miles S from Cape Sidero and 13 nM from Sitia.

Charts

See Crete.

Weather

See Aegean Sea.

Passages

See Crete.

Islands

None.

Communication

See also Crete.

Navigation

Approaches to Kouremenos are straightforward.

Berthing

Kouremenos is an indifferent anchorage and subject to fierce gusts.

Anchor as close to the shore as possible, in 2-3 m depth, so that you can be as protected from the wind as possible. A second anchor is advisable.

Warning: The bottom is rocky so be aware that anchors can foul. If possible, use a trip line.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

Vai

Vai cove

Vai (Βάι) is the location of the famous palm grove beach, where a stand of palm trees of a species unique to Crete thrives in a sandy bay sheltered from the prevailing northwesterly winds. Yachts are permitted to anchor outside the line of buoys marking the swimming area, although this position exposes a yacht to the noise and wash from a horde of jetskis, banana boats and water skiers. A better anchorage is just to the north of the small islet next to the bay, where you can anchor in 5-7 meters in sand and go ashore in the dinghy to a narrow, fine shingle beach which is often deserted. Pedalos may come round to check out what you are up to but they usually go away if you growl at them.

Warning: Beware of the shallows extending for around 50 meters all around the island. Shelter here is good from the prevailing northwesterlies but the bay is exposed to anything from the east.

Amenities

None.

Provisioning

Only minor shopping.

Eating out

There is a taverna ashore.

Transportation

Bus to Sitia.

Tourism

Enjoy the beach. The tourist resort, Vai, is nearby.

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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