Pharmakonisi

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Pharmakonisi
37°17.271'N, 027°05.156'E Chart icon.png
lat=37.28785 | lon=27.08593 | zoom=13 | y
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Satellite view of Pharmakonisi

Pharmakonisi or Farmakonisi (Φαρμακονήσι), the ancient Pharmakusa, is the small island where Julius Caesar was held captive for ransom by pirates. After he was ransomed, he returned with the Roman fleet, captured and crucified his former captors. On the island here are the ruins of a Roman bath (several arches) and of a small Byzantine church, dedicated to St. George. Now the island is uninhabited save a company of Greek soldiers. They have established a lookout, mostly for illegal immigrants, in the ruins of the Roman bath.

The church is not very remarkable but there is a good view which makes the 20 minute walk worthwhile.

Warning: Unescorted landing of non-Greek citizens is not allowed.

Charts

BA
1546 Samos Strait to Güllük Körfezi
NIMA
54400 Nisos Samos to Nisos Rhodhos
54403 Samos Strait to Nisos Kalolimnos
Greek
422 Naxos to Samos & Opposite Coast of Asia Minor

Weather

See Aegean Sea.

Passages

Islands

None.

Communication

  • Greek Coast Guard - VHF channel 12
  • Olympia Radio - VHF no signal

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

Approaches to Pharmakonisi are straightforward.

Berthing

Ports

None.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

Chart of the Pharmakonisi Cove

Pharmakonisi

Pharmakonisi/wiki/Pharmakonisi#Pharmakonisi
Anchorage icon Pharmakonisi [[Pharmakonisi#Pharmakonisi|Pharmakonisi]] (Φαρμακονήσι) 37°17.4′N, 27°05.5′E

There is only one cove that offers some protection from the meltemi. Anchor at 5 m depth, reasonable holding. Sometimes the wind can shift to the E, in which case you should take a shore line to the rocks.

Warning: The Greek army may not allow a non-Greek flagged boat to spend the night here. Also, the unescorted landing of non-Greek citizens is prohibited.

Amenities

Facilities
Water N/A (Not Available)
Electricity N/A
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage ?
Supplies
Fuel ?
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Services
Repairs N/A
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals N/A

Provisioning

N/A .

Eating out

None.


Transportation

N/A.

Tourism

Places to Visit

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The Anchorage in Pharmakonisi
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Aerial View of Pharmakonisi

The only interest is to see the ruins of a Roman bath (several arches) and walk to the small Byzantine church, dedicated to St. George

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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  • Spending the night here is uncomfortable because of the constant coming and going of patrol boats --Istioploos


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