Pelagos

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Pelages or Kyra Panayia
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Chart of Pelagos Region

The island of Pelagos (Πέλαγος), sometimes referred to as Kyra-Panayia (Κυρα-Παναγιά), is an uninhabited island. It has two very good anchorages: Planitis in the north-east and Kyra-Panayia in the south-west. Planitis is a large landlocked bay, surrounded by green vegetation. On the east side of the island there is an old, now abandoned, monastery. The whole island is the property of the Agia Lavra monastery in Mount Athos. They have leased grazing rights to some people in Volos, who own several large herds of goats. Several times a year they come and herd their goats. It is also a sanctuary for marine mammals and birds, and fishing is prohibited.

The organization for the preservation of the Mediterranean Seal, Monachus Monachus or as it is locally known, MOm operates out of Alonnisos. They operate an information pavilion in Patitiri, a seal rescue station in Gerakas, and a patrol boat that helps with the enforcement of the regulations of the marine sanctuary, also referred to as the Marine Park. The regulations prohibit any vessel to approach within 1 nM the islands of Piperi and Yura and allows anchorage only at Planitis and Kyra-Panayia in Pelagos and at Skantzoura.

Charts

BA
1062 Nísoi Voríoi Sporádhes
Imray-Tetra
G25 Eastern Sporades and North Evvoia
Greek
31 North Evoikos to Kavala Gulf
Greek 74 Corinth to Skopelos Island
Greek 331 Sporades to Ay. Efstratios

Weather

See Aegean Sea.

Passages

Islands

Piperi

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Island icon Piperi [[Pelagos#Piperi|Piperi]] 39°21′N, 24°19.6′E
There are no anchorages in this small island. Piperi (Πιπέρι) is within the Marine Park and approach to the island is restricted to no closer than 1 nM. All fishing is strictly forbidden. Yachts can stay for only one night. The organization for the preservation of the Mediterranean Seal, Monachus Monachus or as it is locally known, MOm, patrols the Marine Park and enforces its regulations.

Youra

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Island icon Youra [[Pelagos#Youra|Youra]] 39°23.6′N, 24°10.3′E
There are no anchorages in this small island. Youra or Yioura (Γιούρα) is the home of a unique wild goat, it is within the Marine Park and approach to the island is restricted to no closer than 1 nM. All fishing is strictly forbidden. Yachts can stay for only one night. The organization for the preservation of the Mediterranean Seal, Monachus Monachus or as it is locally known, MOm, patrols the Marine Park and enforces its regulations.

Communication

Also see World Cruiser's Nets

  • Coast Guard - VHF channel 12 and tel. Tel. +30 4240 65 595 (Patitiri)
  • Olympia Radio - VHF on the E side of the island in Planitis and in Kyra-Panayia. On the W side of the island Channels 03 and 60

Navigation

In general, during the summer months the meltemi is weaker in the Sporades region. Approaches to the island are straight forward, no dangers. Specific dangers are mentioned, as needed, for each anchorage.

Berthing

Ports

None.

Marinas

None.

Anchorages

Chart of Planitis

Planitis

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Anchorage icon Planitis [[Pelagos#Planitis|Planitis]] (Πλανήτης)) 39°21′N, 24°04.5′E

Planitis is a most secure anchorage as it is totally enclosed by land save a narrow 82 m opening. The sea here is always flat and the bottom is weed and sand which provide very good holding. There are several places to anchor, all equally good. The bay is lovely although the water is not very clear.

Caution: Always enter the bay by keeping the little island to your right. At the left side of the island there are many dangerous rocks. During strong north winds entering and exiting the bay may be impossible.

There is a nice 1 hr walk, following the path, that leads to a lovely fjord at the north-east of the island. The path is pleasant, there are herds of goats and a flock of pheasants.
The entrance of Planitis Bay
Planitis Bay
Chart of Kyra-Panayia

Kyra-Panayia

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Anchorage icon Kyra-Panayia [[Pelagos#Kyra-Panayia|Kyra-Panayia]] (Κυρα-Παναγιά) 39°19′N, 24°03.1′E
Kyra-Panayia or Kyra-Panagia or Ayios Petros is the second safe anchorage in the island. It is a lovely setting and provides good but gusty shelter from the meltemi. With south winds it is not tenable. There are several spots where one can anchor. The north-west cove, behind the small island is the best spot. The bottom is sand and provides good holding. This one a favorite anchorage with many cruisers.

Monastery Cove

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Anchorage icon Monastery Cove [[Pelagos#Monastery Cove|Monastery Cove]] 39°19.5′N, 24°05.7′E

This cove, on the east side of the island can be used for visiting the abandoned monastery, a short walk along the path.

Warning: The cove is not a good anchorage and a yacht can only anchor for brief period only when the weather is calm.

Amenities

Facilities
Water None
Electricity None
Toilets None
Showers None
Laundry None
Garbage None. Take it with you.
Supplies
Fuel None
Bottled gas None
Chandlers None
Services
Repairs None
Internet None
Mobile connectivity
Vehicle rentals None

Provisioning

None.

Eating out

None.

Transportation

Only day trips from Alonnisos.

Tourism

Nice long walks and a visit to the abandoned monastery.

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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