Porto Heli

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Porto Heli
37°19.017'N, 023°08.578'E Chart icon.png
lat=37.31695 | lon=23.14296 | zoom=14 | y
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Chart of Porto Heli Area

Porto Heli or Porto Kheli (Πορτοχέλι) is one of the most secure all weather anchorages in the Aegean. Many yachts winter here.


1031 Yerakas to Kea
G14 Saronic and Argolic Gulfs
54340 Nisos Spetsai - N. Vorioi Sp.
414 Poros mechri Monemvasia


See Aegean Sea.



Key to symbols: |Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage ||
  • Spetses Spetses /wiki/Spetses Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |


  • Coast Guard - VHF channel 12
  • Olympia Radio - VHF Channels 27 & 28

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


Danger: When approaching Porto Heli from the E watch out for the underwater rocks off Cape Aimilianos, they are not always visible. Keep a respectful distance from the mainland.


Chart of Porto Heli Harbo

Porto Heli Harbor

Porto Heli Harbor/wiki/Porto_Heli#Porto_Heli_Harbor
Harbour icon Porto Heli Harbor [[Porto Heli#Porto Heli Harbor|Porto Heli Harbor]] 37°19.377'N, 023°08.864'E

There is only one harbor, the Harbor of Porto Heli. There are several mooring options:

  1. Anchor off (the favorite for most cruisers)
  2. Anchor in the harbor or in several small coves
  3. Anchor and moor stern-to the quay
  4. Use one of the laid moorings (ask at the Express Marine Service +30 27540 53583). The bottom is mud and holds very well.
The Quay of Porto Heli

Marinas & Yacht Clubs




Anchorage icon Chinítsa [[Porto Heli#Chinítsa|Chinítsa]] 37°18.26′N, 23°08.53′E
Chinítsa or Khinitsa (Χηνίτσα) is a small island SE of Porto Kheli. There are several anchoring possibilities here. The water is very clean.

Warning: The E channel between Chinítsa and Peloponnese is very shallow.

Ververoudha Bay

Ververoudha Bay/wiki/Porto_Heli#Ververoudha_Bay
Anchorage icon Ververoudha Bay [[Porto Heli#Ververoudha Bay|Ververoudha Bay]] 37°20.4′N, 23°07.1′E
This is an attractive bay W of Porto Heli.


Water On the quay (not every spot)
Electricity On the quay (lots of dangerous extensions & not every spot)
Toilets No.
Showers No.
Laundry Behind the square
Garbage There are bins around the harbor
Fuel There is a fuel station with a dinghy dock, you have to carry cans. They also deliver to the quay with a mini-tank
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers There is a very well stocked chandlery next to the AB food store
Repairs Some repairs at Frank's Yacht Service +30 27540 52380
Internet In internet cafés
Mobile connectivity Strong 3G signal and decent 4G signal.
Vehicle rentals There are many agencies


The AB super market, right next to the fuel station, has everything.

Eating out

  • Excellent sea food at Papádias
  • Very good mezedes at Alati ke Piperi
  • International food in Rótas
  • Grilled chicken at Moriás (near the AB food store)
  • Good pizza at the Artissimo


There are daily, and in the summer several per day, hydrofoils to Athens serving both Spetses and Porto Heli.

Things to do Ashore


On the S. of the Porto Heli bay is the excavation site of the ancient city of Halieis.


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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