Greece: Saronic Gulf & Eastern Peloponnese

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Leonidhion  37ºN08'  022ºE53'

August 2010

Leonidhion offers a little harbor well protected. Its mole welcomes around 20 yachts with a depth of 4 m. You launch your anchor in 16 m, in hard sand. Check if your anchor is well placed! You can have water at defined hours and paid. Gas-oil is available via tanker. Note that some swell enters the port. Also be careful when you enter because there is a beach in front and swimmers cross the distance.There are numerous taverns and cafés, as well as a supermarket but no ATM cash machine. Next to the port there is another beach, nicer than the first one

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Port Kheli  37ºN19'  023ºE08'

August  2010


Port Kheli is located in a very large and well protected bay. Take care when you arrive from West, crossing between the islands of Spetsai and Petrokarovo, because there are some rocks. On both sides of the entrance of the bay there are nice anchorages. The one close to the church is very convienent. The port pontoon is quite long and can host lots of yachts. The motor ones tends to take the first places, the sailboats going more North. Water and gas-oil with tankers. There are also a large zone with laid moorings and obviously lots of space to anchor in mud. Note that the hydrofoils and large motor yachts create frequent swell. The village has not a lot of charm and the church is equipped with loudspeakers to transmit the mass service. Later the discos and bars take ove! To conclude, Port Kheli is a good place to shop and refill but not to stay too long!

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Navplion  37ºN34'  022ºE47'

August  2010


Navplion is located at the extreme NE of the Argolikos Gulf. It is a charming town with its small streets offering shadow, nice tavernas and well decorated small hotels and pensions. It is dominated by its castle on top of the hill. There are 837 steps! In the middle of the bay there is also a fortress. The port is quite large and you can place yourself alongside the quay or bow or stern up. water and fuel, by tanker, are available. At the W. side of the port there is a natural swimming pool to refresh yourself. Because in August the temperature reach 39º in the shadow. No wonder that they place air conditioning in the open air to refresh the terraces of the bars! You will find a supermarket at the W side end of the port, 50 m. from the quay. Navplion is really worth to visit!

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Khaidhari  37ºN31'  022ºE55'

August 2010


Khaidhari is located in a very large bay offering good protection. A large pontoon, with free water, is mainly used by locals or a fleet with short keels. But there are a number of laid moorings and enough place to anchor, in sand and weed, with good holding. The village is not a charming one with its modern construction, but along side the quay there are pleasant taverns. At the exception of a grocery shop (that sell fresh bread in the morning and cigarettes), and a butcher there are no other shops. On the other side of the bay you will find a very large beach. On the first part there are two zones with cafés, chairs and umbrellas, on the further part East there is only nature. That part is mainly frequented by nudists.

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