West Saronikos

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WorldMediterraneanAegean SeaGreeceSaronikos GulfWest Saronikos
37°44.940'N, 023°20.839'E Chart icon.png
KechriesKorfosPalea EpidhavrosKrasopanayiaVathyAiginaAngistriPoros
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Satellite view of tWest Saronikos Gulf - For details click on a name or an area

This is region covers the coast of Peloponnese on the Saronikos Gulf. Because of its proximity to Athens it is very popular and crowded.


For an interactive map and sea chart of Palea Epidhavros and surroundings click here

1657 Saronikós Kólpos
G14 Saronic and Argolic Gulf
54344 Saronicos Kolpos & K. Petalion
413 Saronikos Kolpos


See Aegean Sea.




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

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


Warning: Approaching from the coast of Attika, in the north, you have to cross the shipping lanes. Cross them, if possible, vertically. Do monitor your VHF but most large ships, including ones of the Greek Navy, rarely respond to a hail.



Chart of Palea Epidhavros Harbor

Palea Epidhavros

Palea Epidhavros/wiki/West_Saronikos#Palea_Epidhavros
Harbour icon Palea Epidhavros [[West Saronikos#Palea Epidhavros|Palea Epidhavros]] 37°38.3′N, 23°09.5′E

Epidhavros (Επίδαυρος) or Palea (Old) Epidhavros is a safe harbor to leave the yacht while attending a performance at the ancient theater of Epidaurus or visiting the Sanctuary of Asklepios. You can take a taxi, 20 min. For a performance make sure you have advanced tickets.

The harbor provides good shelter. You can go stern-to along the quay or anchor off in 5 m. The bottom is mud and weed and provides fairly good holding. Good shopping.
The ancient theatre of Epidhavros
Vathy harbour


Harbour icon Vathy [[West Saronikos#Vathy|Vathy]] 37°35.6′N, 23°20.31′E
Vathy is a small but safe harbour on the west side of the Methana peninsula with room for half a dozen yachts on anchor moor. Shelter is good and depths are 3-5 meters along the quay. There are a couple of small tavernas around the harbour. The bottom is mud and provides good holding.
Chart of Korfos


Harbour icon Korfos [[West Saronikos#Korfos|Korfos]] (Κόρφος) 37°45.69′N, 23°07.59′E
Korfos or Sofiko (Σοφικό) is a pleasant cove in the Saronic Gulf a few miles S of the Corinth Canal. It is now a base for charter boats and during weekends can be crowded. Anchor off in 6-10 m, holding is not always good. There are two restaurant quays with lazy lines on the north west side of the cove and also a small quay but it is very hard to find room there.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



Satellite view of Kechries


Anchorage icon Kechries [[West Saronikos#Kechries|Kechries]] (Κεχριές) 37°52.589'N, 022°59.761'E
Kechries or Cenchreai is a cove just 2 nM S of Isthmia, the western end of the Corinth Canal. In the antiquity Kechries was the port of the city of Corinth in the Saronikos (Saronic) gulf. The ancient harbor was excavated in the 1960's. A number of the excavation finds are now exhibited in the Isthmia Museum (I worked as a diver assisting my archaeologist wife for one season of this excavation --Istioploos).


Anchorage icon Krasopanayia [[West Saronikos#Krasopanayia|Krasopanayia]] (Κρασοπαναγιά) 37°36.727'N, 023°18.555'E
Krasopanayia is very pleasant uninhabited anchorage on the NE side of the Methana Peninsula just across from Epidhavros. It is very convenient and secure anchorage. Unfortunately it has been spoiled by a fish farm. Anchor in 6-10 m and take a line ashore.

Vidhi Bay

See Poros.


See Poros.

Aliki Beach

See Poros.


Water N/A (Not Available)
Electricity N/A
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry ?
Garbage There are bins around the harbors and in several anchorages
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet In internet cafés
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


Eating out


Transportation to mainland or other countries, etc.


The most interesting place to visit in this region is a visit to Epidhavros. A more ambitious land excursion is to visit Ancient Corinth and Acrocortinth.


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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