Porto Lago

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Porto Lago
41°00.030'N, 025°07.500'E Chart icon.png
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Chart of Porto Lago Region

Porto Lago (Πόρτο Λάγγο) is a harbor in the Vistonikos gulf in Thrace. Lake Vistonis is a narrow strip away. This is an area with many water fowl. The port is very commercial but surprisingly not unattractive, save for murky waters which give home to clouds of bloodthirsty mosquitoes.

Charts

BA
1086 Srimonikos kólpos to Edremit Körfezi
Imray-Tetra
G2 Aegean Sea (North)
NIMA
54360 Thessaloniki to Canakkale Bogazi Dardanelles
54363 Akra Akrathos to Dardanelles Ayio Oros
Greek
31 North Evoikos to Kavala Gulf
32 Thrakiko Sea
321 Thassos, Alexandroupolis, Samothrake, Imvros

Weather

See Aegean Sea.

Passages

Communication

  • Coast Guard - VHF channel 12, Tel. +30 5350 22 222
  • Olympia Radio - VHF no signal

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

The approach to Porto Lago is via a dredged channel in the very shallow Vistonikos gulf, it is best not to be attempted at night, although it is well marked by buoys.

Berthing

The yacht club moorings at Porto Lago

The large harbor is very well protected and is an all weather shelter. One can anchor off, in 6 m depth with excellent holding in mud, but the port authorities seem to disapprove.

There are two other alternatives: dock side-to the very tall quay to the N, or, if free, use one of the moorings of the yacht club at the SW end of the harbor and visit the port police in the large white building in the center of town to make your presence known.

Warning: There are large numbers of flies and mosquitoes here.

Marinas & Yacht Club

Porto Lago near the yachting club

See above.

Anchorages

None.


Amenities

Facilities
Water Free from taps on the quay
Electricity Free from connection points on the quay
Toilets N/A (Not Available)
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage Trash cans
Supplies
Fuel The fuel station on the highway is now closed. The nearest fuel station is approx. 6 km away on the highway to Xanthi. Fuel deliveries can be arranged through Tsoukas Marine who are on the main highway, about 300 meters past the church. They might also offer to get your jerry cans filled at the nearest fuel station
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers Tsoukas Marine have a large boat storage warehouse, workshop and chandlery, past the church, on the main highway
Services
Repairs Tsoukas Marine provide lift out and storage service, using either a submersible cradle or crane depending on boat size, marine engine services, hull grit blasting/fairing/epoxy treatment/anti-fouling
Internet N/A
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals N/A

Provisioning

Limited provision shopping.

Eating out

There is good sea food at the waterfront tavernas.

Transportation

Buses to either Xanthi or Komotini.

Tourism

Storks abound around Porto Lago
The lake monastery of Agios Nikolaos

The lake is a short walk away across the highway. There is a beautifully sited monastery of Agios Nikolaos on an island in the lake which can be visited via a pedestrian bridge. On the lake are numerous flamingoes, herons, storks, and other birds. The wooded peninsula at the SW corner of the harbour of Porto Lago has a heronry at its end and public access is discouraged.

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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