Vounaki

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Vounaki
38°46.260'N, 020°52.680'E Chart icon.png
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Vounaki harbour from N
The Sunsail fleet in Vounaki

Vounaki is a small harbour on the Ionian coast of Greece, just a mile S of the similar harbour of Palairos in the so-called Inland Sea between the island of Lefkas and the Greek mainland. Primarily a base for a large Sunsail charter operation, the small marina in the harbour accepts visiting yachts, but not on busy handover days. A visiting yacht is therefore likely to be turned away if arriving at the weekend. In these circumstances, a yacht is better heading for Palairos before it too gets busy for the weekend.

Charts

BA
206 Corfu: Channels
Imray-Tetra
G11 Nísos Kérkira to Nísos Levkas
NIMA
54280 Corfu Channel to Nisis Proti
Greek
10 Kerkyra

Weather

In summer the weather conditions are typical for the northern Ionian. The early morning is usually calm. At about 11:00 the first light wind starts to blow from the NW into the bay, increasing as the afternoon passes and then dying away again in the evening.

Passages

Popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Islands

Communication

  • Coast Guard VHF Channel 12

Also see Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

The approach to Vounaki is free of dangers, although a shallow reef with less than a metre over it lies about two miles NW. This would only be a likely danger to a yacht tacking N into the bay towards the settlement of Pogonia, as it is not on the direct route from W or S.

Berthing

Visiting yachts berth where directed on a long, L-shaped pontoon or on the breakwater quay. There are laid moorings at all berths. Depths in the harbour range from 2.0 to 5.0 metres. For advance reservations, contact:

Harbour office

Phone: +30 26430 41944
Fax: +30 26430 41944
Email: manager@ionianbase.gr
Web: [?? ??]
Address: Vounaki Marina, Paleros, AK300 12, Etolacarnania, Greece

Vounaki Marina
Paleros
AK300 12
Etolacarnania
Greece
Tel:0030 26430 41944
Fax:0030 26430 41944
Email

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Club and hotel for Sunsail clients only.

Anchorages

In settled weather, it is possible to anchor N of the harbour in depths of 5.0 - 6.0 metres. Shelter is good from the prevailing winds, but it is exposed here if there are katabatic winds from the E.


Amenities

Facilities
Water At all berths
Electricity At all berths
Toilets ?
Showers ?
Laundry In Palairos
Garbage {Bins around the harbour
Supplies
Fuel Fuel dock in the harbour
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers Limited. Sunsail may be able to help in emergencies
Services
Repairs Basic repairs possible. Ask at Sunsail base
Internet In the marina
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?

Provisioning

Minimarket in the marina.

Eating out

  • Cafe/bar and restaurant at the Vounaki Club
  • Better choice in Palairos

Transportation

  • Charter flights into Preveza
  • Taxis from airport

Tourism

Very little of tourist interest.

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 Ionian Sea.

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