Petriti

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Petriti
39°27.190'N, 020°00.190'E Chart icon.png
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Petriti harbour from S

Petriti is a small and somewhat sleepy fishing harbour on the SE coast of Corfu, 10 miles S of Corfu Town. Nestling in a small bay protected from the prevailing NW winds, the harbour consists of a 100 metre long breakwater extending S from the N side of the bay. A rocky shoal to the S of the harbour affords some protection from southerly winds and swell. The harbour is a popular port of call for yachts transiting the W side of the Corfu Channel and is frequently visited by charter flotillas. Visiting yachts berth on the outer 50 metres or so of the breakwater, using their anchors to go bows or stern-to, or anchor off in the bay SE of the harbour. Depths in the harbour are 3.0 metres and, if using the anchorage, it is necessary to anchor outside the line extending S from the breakwater end if you wish to be in greater depths.

Charts

BA
206 Nisos Kerkira and approaches
Imray-Tetra
G11 Nísos Kérkira to Nísos Levkas
NIMA
54280 Corfu Channel to Nisis Proti
Greek
10 Kerkyra
211 Kerkyra I. - Otrando Strait

Weather

Yachts moored on Petriti quay

Passages

Islands

Communication

  • Coast Guard - VHF channel 12
  • Olympia Radio - VHF channel 02, 03, & 64

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

Petriti harbour and the bay in which it sits are quite shallow, the 5.0 metre contour beginning some 100 metres E of the harbour and decreasing to 3.0 metres by the end of the breakwater. In the centre of the harbour depths are even less, between 2.0 and 2.5 metres. Other than that, the approach is straightforward, although yachts arriving from S need to be aware of the shallows extending over half a mile N of Cape Levkimmis three miles to the east of Petriti.

Berthing

Fishing boats use the W quay
The wrong way to go ashore, Petriti beach

Fishing boats use the NW quay, nearest the village, and local boats on laid moorings occupy the inner 50 metres of the breakwater quay. The only berths available for visiting yachts are along the outermost 50 metres of the breakwater quay, where some 8 -10 yachts can moor bows or stern-to using their anchors. The quay here has been extended and resurfaced and fitted with heavy duty mooring rings. Depths are at least 3.0 metres along this section. You will be dropping anchor in little more than 2.25 – 2.5 metres in the centre of the harbour, so this needs to be done with care. Holding is good in mud and weed. There is a thick mooring line for the large fishing vessel which runs NW-SE at the bottom of the harbour. Be sure not to drag your anchor around in order to avoid getting caught in the mooring

It is also possible to moor stern-to or even alongside the outer end of the breakwater, which is also supplied with mooring rings. Depths here are 3.0 metres for the first 20 metres from the end but shoal very quickly to less than a metre after that. This position is only really tenable in very settled weather, since any swell makes it very uncomfortable here.

Shelter in the harbour is good in winds from W round to NW, but strong winds from NE round to S would probably render it untenable.

Berthing fees (2015): none.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

Yachts anchor in the bay SE of the harbour, where depths of 3.0 – 7.0 metres can be found. The holding is excellent in sand and weed. Shelter here is reasonable in the prevailing NW winds, although there is a slight swell even in light northerlies. Anything E or S in the wind if strong would render the anchorage untenable.


Amenities

Facilities
Water One water point towards the N end of the quay. You will need a long hose unless you go alongside on the outside of the quay
Electricity One electricity point towards the N end of the quay. You will need a long extenskjon to use it. Payment is via a prepaid card available from local taverans
Toilets ?
Showers Showers offered by some of the tavernas
Laundry Several tavernas have a laundry service
Garbage Bins on the fishing boat quay
Supplies
Fuel None, although it might be possible to arrange a fuel tanker
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Services
Repairs N/A (Not Available)
Internet At several tavernas
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals
  • Can be arranged through several tavernas
  • Motor bike Rental: Spiros Rent a bike, Phone: 6944058828

Provisioning

  • Small supermarket 200 metres inland on the road S from the harbour
  • Bakery 25 metres further on

Eating out

  • Several bars, cafes and tavernas in the village
  • Leonidas Taverna near the root of the breakwater was good in September 2012 --Athene of Lymington 13:57, 4 September 2012 (BST)

Transportation

Bus to Corfu town (twice a day).

Things to do Ashore

Tourism

Not much to do ashore, but if you have bicycles aboard the road leading along the coast both N and S from Petriti offers an alternative view to the one from the water. The beach to the S of the harbour is good for swimming.

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 Ionian Sea.

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