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Salamis
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Salamis is an island that lies just to the west of Piraeus the main port of Athens. Is is known for the Sea Battle that took place in the straits between the island and the mainland in 480 BC. Salamis is the birth place of Euripides, the famous tragical of classical Athens whose plays still resonate today.

On Salamis is the main Greek navy base and anchoring in many bays in the island is prohibited.

Caution: The water around Salamis is very polluted.

Charts

BA
1657 Saronikós Kólpos
Imray-Tetra
G14 Saronic and Argolic Gulf
NIMA
54344 Saronicos Kolpos & K. Petalion
Greek
413 Saronikos Kolpos

Weather

See Saronikos Gulf.

Passages

See Saronikos Gulf.

Communication

  • Coast Guard - VHF channel 12
  • Weather - VHF channel 86
  • Olympia Radio - VHF channels 27, 28, and 88

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

Navigation is only unrestricted along the south of the island and on part of the south-west coast.

Warning: There are often navy exercises E of the island.

Berthing

Ports

Paloukia

Paloukia/wiki/Salamis#Paloukia
Harbour icon Paloukia [[Salamis#Paloukia|Paloukia]] (Παλούκια) 37°57.733'N, 023°31.846'E

This is the main commercial port of the island and the terminus of the ferry boats to Perama.

Paloukia is just E of the naval base and is not open to yachts.

Salamis Harbour

Salamis Harbour/wiki/Salamis#Salamis_Harbour
Harbour icon Salamis Harbour [[Salamis#Salamis Harbour|Salamis Harbour]] (Koulouri - Κούλουρη) 37°57.566'N, 023°29.533'E
The main port, also called Salamis, is at the head of the Salamis cove. Anchor in 2-3 m depth. It provides good shelter from the meltemi but is is rather choppy when southerlies blow.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

Ormos Kanakia

Ormos Kanakia/wiki/Salamis#Ormos_Kanakia
Anchorage icon Ormos Kanakia [[Salamis#Ormos Kanakia|Ormos Kanakia]] (Κανάκια) 37°54.026'N, 023°24.405'E
Ormos Kanakia is a bay on the south-west of the island partly protected by the islet of Kanakia. Anchor in the north or south of the bay on sand. A useful stop on the way to or from the Corinth Canal. In strong westerlies the bay can become untenable.

Ambelakia

Ambelakia/wiki/Salamis#Ambelakia
Anchorage icon Ambelakia [[Salamis#Ambelakia|Ambelakia]] 37°56.914'N, 023°32.597'E
Ambelakia is on the E side of Salamis opposite Perama. There are several shipyards here specializing in wooden boats and caïques.

Amenities

Facilities
Water Salamis: at the quay
Electricity ?
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry ?
Garbage ?
Supplies
Fuel Salamis: in the town of Salamis near the port
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Services
Repairs There several yards in the island. Many in Ambelakia
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?

Provisioning

Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc..

Eating out

Give the name of recommended restaurant, tavernas, pastry stores, etc.)

Transportation

Tourism

Places to Visit

List places of interest, tours, etc.

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

See Greece.

Comments

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