Originally Posted by mihpreda
Thank you for taking time to reply !
Forecast is looking bad indeed.
Poseidon says Beaufort
6-7 in the eastern islands.
What are some safe spots on eastern Cyclades islands ?
Thank you !
I can only give you advice about anchorages
, as we hate tying up to town quays or in marinas
. Here are a few spots we have found good in a meltemi:
Naoussa bay. If there is a W component go in Ormos Agiou Ioannou (the locals call it Monastiri). We have sheltered there in one storm (50+ knot
winds). Take care to avoid the reef on the west.
If there is an E component, go the other side in Ormos Lageri. Mostly very nice soft sand.
Channel between Paros and Antiparos:
The sea will be a bit rougher, but the wind much steadier without a chunk of land in the way. It can actually be more pleasant than dealing with odd gusts.
Ormos Vathi on the SW side.
I would avoid Mykonos. It just seems to blow more ferociously there than anywhere else, maybe because of a katabatic effect. High hills from the direction of the wind can actually make the wind in some anchorages
worse than further off shore.
Hope that helps.
There are some very pleasant spots in the Saronic. Again, I would pick your locations according to crew experience.