Yerakas

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Yerakas
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Chart of Yerakas

Yerakas (Γέρακας) or Ieraka or Yeraki is a hamlet in a deep fjord leading into a shallow lagoon, situated on the SE coast of the Peloponnese. This is a most beautiful place and provides good shelter in the meltemi, although there is some reflected swell in very strong NE winds.

Charts

BA
1031 Yerakas to Kea
Imray-Tetra
G14 Saronic and Argolic Gulfs
G15 Southern Peloponnisos
NIMA 54340
Nisos Spetsai - N. Vorioi Sp.
54341 Navplion and Appr Saronic Gulf Greece
Greek
414 Poros mechri Monemvasia

Weather

See Aegean Sea.

Passages

Islands

None.

Communication

  • Olympia Radio - No Signal
  • GSM/GPRS - Very weak and spotty signal

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

Entering into Yerakas can be a little tricky but once inside the fjord it provides excellent all around shelter (although there is some reflected swell in very strong NE winds.)

Berthing

Entering Yerakas

Yerakas

Yerakas/wiki/Yerakas#Yerakas
Harbour icon Yerakas [[Yerakas#Yerakas|Yerakas]] (Γέρακας) 36°47.266'N, 023°05.542'E

Yerakas harbor with its deep the fjord it is an excellent all around shelter.

With a small yacht you can go side-to the small village quay. Many cruisers do not find this very attractive and prefer instead to anchor off in 4-6 m. The holding away from the quay, once your anchor has dug in the mud, is good.

If you anchor moor to the quay, note that the holding is not always good and several attempts may be necessary. For this reason, many yachts prefer at less busy periods to go alongside the concrete jetty at the entrance to the harbour, where depths are 4.0 - 5.0 metres.
The delightful harbour of Yerakas
The Fjord of Yerakas
The Hamlet of Yerakas

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

Cove N of Yerakas

Cove N of Yerakas/wiki/Yerakas#Cove_N_of_Yerakas
Anchorage icon Cove N of Yerakas [[Yerakas#Cove N of Yerakas|Cove N of Yerakas]] 36°47.66′N, 23°05.32′E
About 2 nM north of Yerakas there is fairly nice cove. The cove is not very well protected but it is a pleasant lunch stop.


Amenities

Facilities
Water On the quay
Electricity N/A (Not Available)
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage There are bins in the hamlet
Supplies
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Services
Repairs N/A
Internet At the tavernas --OldBawley
Mobile connectivity Fair
Vehicle rentals N/A

Provisioning

There is small and very modest food store.

Eating out

There are at least 3 restaurants in the hamlet. Fairly good food in I Avra (Η Αύρα).

Transportation

Bus or taxi to Monemvasia and Molai. Call a taxi from Monemvasia Mr. Yiorgos +30 6973 531 071 or Mr. Stathis +30 6944 978 675.

Tourism

The Cyclopean Walls

A 10 minute walk up the hill brings you to the extensive foundations of the acropolis Zarakas, probably Mycenaean, with extensive Cyclopean wall. The view is unforgettable.

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

We welcome users' contributions to the Wiki. Please click on Comments to view other users' comments, add your own personal experiences or recommend any changes to this page following your visit.

  • We went alongside on the concrete jetty, on the advice of a departing Dutch yacht which had dragged onto the quay the previous night. However, this didn't please an arriving Italian skipper, who went alongside us without fenders and took a chunk out of our stern to punish us for not doing an anchor moor. Moral: either do an anchor moor here or put out fenders for yachts wishing to raft up on you. --Athene of Lymington 15:44, 19 February 2013 (GMT)

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Names: Istioploos, Athene of Lymington


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