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Old 14-05-2016, 15:05   #1
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Safe anchor near Shipwreck Bay, Greece

I will be sailing around Kefalonia in Sept. I want to visit Shipwreck Bay in the early morning before the big boats come and kill the serenity. Can anyone recommend a nearby anchorage or port that would be a good overnight stay close enough to get to Shipwreck Bay in the early morning?
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Re: Safe anchor near Shipwreck Bay, Greece

Agios Nikolaos is close by. You can anchor outside the port, just south of the islet at the entrance, or tie up to the concrete pier in the port itself. Avoid the ferry mooring space.

Nasty swells can enter the harbour of Agios Nikolaos from the NE so be watchful in unsettled weather. The anchorage just outside is protected from the NE, though.

You could also consider Vromi which is even closer but quite small.

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Re: Safe anchor near Shipwreck Bay, Greece

You can anchor off Alkyes if it's the normal conditions of the prevailing NW and it's going to calm down after dark.

I went into Vromi and there is very limited anchoring possibilities, so I suspect you'll be lucky to get a spot. I'd only try that if you have the time to go to the other side of the island after lucking out on a spot.

If you have a no wind day and the forecast is for the same overnight there is perhaps reason why you couldn't stay the night in Shipwreck bay.

Also if there are winds like there are today, then it also is probably ok to stay there.









If I was to stay overnight I'd anchor in the middle and then move to the west side in the morning just in case the day trippers start arriving
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Re: Safe anchor near Shipwreck Bay, Greece

Thanks for the replies and the heads up on Vromi. That was my initial plan based on the maps. Didn't realize it was so small. Guess I will have to play it by ear based on the wind forecasts. Will also ping the local knowledge. Thanks again.
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I was offered one of the unused mooring in Vromi on the left side of the bay upon entering. Easy to see through the crystal clear water to the large chains across the bay the mooring are attached to. Several yachts went stern to with line ashore in the heads of the bay. There was a small snack bar operating in the early evening.

Shipwreck bay was a rolly day anchorage even after several days of light winds. Well worth the visit and so are the cliffs and caves on SW tip of Zakinthos.


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Thanks for the replies and the heads up on Vromi. That was my initial plan based on the maps. Didn't realize it was so small. Guess I will have to play it by ear based on the wind forecasts. Will also ping the local knowledge. Thanks again.
Hi, what did you end up doing? We are sailing in the area and want to see Shipwreck Bay too.
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I used the mooring with no shoreline. No wind, no problems.
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