Porto Koufo

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Porto Koufo
39°57.700'N, 023°55.223'E Chart icon.png
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Chart of Porto Koufo

Porto Koufo (Πόρτο Κουφό) or Koufo is reputed to be one of the largest natural harbors in Greece. It is a beautiful harbor wooded, and surrounded by red cliffs. A large number of fishing boat and some charter boats operate from here.

It provides an excellent shelter although there can be occasionally violent gusts when a S wind blows strong.

Charts

BA
1086 Strimonikos kólpos to Edremit Körfezi
Imray-Tetra
G2 Aegean Sea (North)
NIMA
54360 Thessaloniki to Canakkale Bogazi Dardanelles
Greek
31 North Evoikos to Kavala Gulf

Weather

See Aegean Sea.

Passages

Popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Communication

  • Coast Guard - VHF channel 12

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

Porto Koufo from the E

The approach to Porto Koufo is straightforward, the fairly narrow entrance is well marked with green and red lights.

Berthing

You can either anchor in about 5 m depth or tie side-to the pier. The bottom is mud and weed with good holding once your anchor penetrates the weed.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None. However, Porto Carras Marina is only few miles north.

Anchorages

None.

Amenities

Facilities
Water On the pier
Electricity N/A (Not Available)
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry ?
Garbage Trash cans
Supplies
Fuel On the pier
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Services
Repairs N/A
Internet N/A
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?

Provisioning

Minimal supplies.

Eating out

There are several tavernas serving very fresh fish.

Transportation

Busses to Thessaloniki.

Tourism

The Pier at Porto Koufo

On the rocky and steep coastline there are several caves. The one on the SE side of the entrance can be entered with a dinghy.

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.


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