Messolonghi Marina

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WorldMediterraneanGreecePatraikos KolposMessolonghiMessolonghi Marina
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Messolonghi Marina from S
Radio VHF channel 69
Phone +30 26310 50190
Fax +30 26310 24886
E-mail info@messolonghimarina.com
Berths 380
Max. length 80 metres
Max. draft 6.0 metres
Fuel Currently via mini tanker
Water Yes, at berths (via prepayment card)
Electricity Yes, at berths (via prepayment card)
Toilets Yes
Showers Yes1 (via prepayment card)
Laundry Yes1
Internet At the Marina Cafe
Cable TV No
Hours ?
Address Messolonghi Marina, c/o Yiannes Angelopoulos, 18 Cyprus Street, 30200 Messolonghi, Greece
1 via prepayment card
Messolonghi Marina offices
Messolonghi Marina pontoon berths
Messolonghi Marina detached pontoon

Messolonghi Marina lies on the W side of the basin that serves the town of Messolonghi two kilometers to the NE. Until recently (2009) the marina was only half-completed and somewhat derelict. Since then, however, a Greek/Dutch consortium has begun to invest in the site and the marina is rapidly acquiring the facilities expected of a ‘proper’ marina. Similarly, the configuration can be expected to change over the next couple of years as the number of berths is expanded to the planned 380 total. Currently the marina provides around 200 berths on three pontoons and associated quays, plus a further 20-30 on the two detached pontoons that serve as wavebreaks. Depths are 6.0 – 10.0 metres, the greatest depths being alongside the detached pontoons. However, note that the access channel to the basin has only 5.5 - 6.0 metre depths.

Marina radio contact

Call Messolonghi Marina on VHF channel 69 prior to entry. Alternatively, telephone or e-mail for advance information.

Navigation/Approach

The channel leading into the basin of Messolonghi is marked at its outer end with two port and starboard pillar buoys. It is essential to identify these before attempting entry as the areas on either side are shallow. Enter between the buoys in the centre of the channel and maintain a course of 007 degrees to the next two markers, two port and starboard posts marked with red and black bands respectively. Once past these continue in the channel, which is marked with three further pairs of port and starboard markers. Depths in the channel are at least 5.5 – 6.0 metres right through to the basin. Once into the basin, be sure to continue to the centre before turning W for the marina, as there are shallow areas to either side of the basin entrance. The marina is currently (September 2011) entered around either end of the two detached wavebreak pontoons on the E side of the marina (but see website for future planned configuration).

Berthing

A berth will be assigned on arrival. Marina staff will assist with mooring. Note that the two detached pontoons have alongside berthing without water or electricity but the charge is the same as on the main pontoons.

Marina facilities

  • Marina Cafe
  • Toilet and shower blocks
  • Self service laundry
  • Restaurant
  • Minimarket

Currently planned:

  • Chandlery
  • Fuel quay

Repairs/Yard

Large areas of hard standing (eventually up to 800 boats). Lift out currently via mobile crane (100 T) and trailer (25 T). Storage in steel cradles. No travel hoist yet but planned (100 T). Some limited repairs currently but will be expanded soon.

Security

Moderate (no security on entrance)

Marina Location

The marina is some two kilometers from the centre of town and bicycles are essential if you spend any length of time here.

Transport

None.

Price

Current daily berthing price (September 2011) for typical 13 metre yacht: Euros 24. In May 2016, a 14.9m yacht was €32 with another €10 fir electricity. July 2013- electricity, water, showers and laundry are all paid using a smart card which was convenient.

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  • With its huge hard standing and attractive rates, Messolonghi Marina is an increasingly popular over-wintering spot for yachts in the Ionian area --Athene of Lymington 15:34, 19 September 2011 (BST)

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Marina facilities
Marina Cafe
Marina toilet and shower block
Marina hard standing


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Names: Athene of Lymington


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