Diaporos Island

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Diaporos Island
40°12.802'N, 023°46.846'E Chart icon.png
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Chart of the Diaporos Region

The region of Diaporos or Dhiaporos (Διάπορος) or Dhimitri island is a yachtsman's paradise. There several deserted landlocked coves surrounded by pine trees and sandy beaches. There are many reefs where one can snorkel in the clear water.


1086 Srimonikos kólpos to Edremit Körfezi
G2 Aegean Sea (North)
54360 Thessaloniki to Canakkale Bogazi Dardanelles
31 North Evoikos to Kavala Gulf
47 Aigaion Pelagos Northern Part


See Aegean Sea.


Popular passages/routes, timing, etc.


  • Coast Guard - VHF channel 12
  • Olympia Radio - VHF channels 26 & 27

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


Approach to the region is either from the S Passage through the narrow channel between Diaporos Island and Cape Xifaras or through the wider N Passage between the NE of Diaporos and the Peristeri Islands.

Warning: A good detailed chart and a lookout are necessary because of the many reefs surrounding both passages.




Marinas & Yacht Clubs



Diaporos Island

Krifos Bay

Krifos Bay/wiki/Diaporos_Island#Krifos_Bay
Anchorage icon Krifos Bay [[Diaporos Island#Krifos Bay|Krifos Bay]] 40°13.4′N, 23°46.9′E
Looking north from the head of Krifos Bay

Krifos Bay is on the N side of Diaporos Island. Proceed between Ambelisti Island and Cape Kokakies. The bottom is sand, good holding.

Anchor as far south as the head of the bay in about 6m or down to 3m within about 60 m of that point in the arc to the west through south and around to the north-east.

There are other suitable anchoring points in the bay.

Koumaroudes Bay

Koumaroudes Bay/wiki/Diaporos_Island#Koumaroudes_Bay
Anchorage icon Koumaroudes Bay [[Diaporos Island#Koumaroudes Bay|Koumaroudes Bay]] 40°12.2′N, 23°46.8′E
Koumaroudes Bay on the W side of Diaporos Island. The bottom is sand, good holding.

Mesopanayia Bay

Mesopanayia Bay/wiki/Diaporos_Island#Mesopanayia_Bay
Anchorage icon Mesopanayia Bay [[Diaporos Island#Mesopanayia Bay|Mesopanayia Bay]] 40°11.4′N, 23°47.3′E
Mesopanayia Bay is on the S side of Diaporos Island. The bottom is sand, good holding.

Dimitriaki Bay

Dimitriaki Bay/wiki/Diaporos_Island#Dimitriaki_Bay
Anchorage icon Dimitriaki Bay [[Diaporos Island#Dimitriaki Bay|Dimitriaki Bay]] 40°13.6′N, 23°45.4′E
Dimitriaki Bay is on the mainland and E of Diaporos Island. The bottom is sand, good holding. Unfortunately it is close to a beach with disco music, sometimes very aloud even in the night.

Ayios Nikolaos

Ayios Nikolaos/wiki/Diaporos_Island#Ayios_Nikolaos
Anchorage icon Ayios Nikolaos [[Diaporos Island#Ayios Nikolaos|Ayios Nikolaos]] 40°13.9′N, 23°44.3′E
Ayios Nikolaos is a village on the mainland and NW of Dimitriaki Bay. The bottom is mud, good holding.


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Showers N/A
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Garbage Trash cans in Ayios Nikolaos
Fuel Ayios Nikolaos: there is a fuel station, you have to use jerry cans
Bottled gas N/A
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet N/A
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals N/A


Ayios Nikolaos/wiki/Diaporos_Island#.5B.5B.23Ayios_Nikolaos.7CAyios_Nikolaos.5D.5DProvisions icon Ayios Nikolaos [[Diaporos Island#Ayios Nikolaos|Ayios Nikolaos]] Limited supplies.

Eating out

There are a few tavernas here.


There are busses from Ayios Nikolaos to Thessaloniki.


Nice walks.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



See Greece.


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