Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-05-2012, 01:47   #1
Registered User

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Turkey
Boat: Jeanneau 57
Posts: 2
Sail from Port Leucate to Marmaris

Hey there!

A few friends and I will take delivery of my new Jeanneau 57 from Port Leucate in France Mid June and sail it back to Marmaris.

Since we're not in hurry the plan is to to stop by in Cote D'Azur, Corsica, Sardegna, visit Lipari Islands, Sicilia, cross to Zakinthos, Corinth, visit seveal Aegean Islands and back to Marmaris.

I'll appreciate any tips on places to visit (or pass) on this route, what not to miss, any potential problems?

Any input on food and night life en-route would also be welcome

Thanks in advance.
NeverMinds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 07:05   #2
Registered User
athene's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Adriatic and Inland France (summer); New Forest, UK (winter)
Boat: Oyster 435 cutter-rigged ketch and Nowee 38 motor yacht
Posts: 289
Re: Sail from Port Leucate to Marmaris

Sounds like a great trip. You could do worse than visit the World Cruising and Sailing Wiki (see link at top of the page) if you're not familiar with it. Most of the ports and islands you're likely to visit en route are covered and the entries for many of them are more up to date than you'll find in any pilot book. If you're transiting the Corinth Canal, plan your route carefully: Corinth harbour itself is a dump and you're better off overnighting in Galaxidhi or even the commercial harbour of Kiato before transiting. If you register for the Wiki, you could even update some of the harbour pages as you go - then future cruisers won't have to ask the same question!
Athene of Lymington and Cheyenne of Lymington
athene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2012, 04:05   #3
Marine Service Provider

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Marmaris
Boat: FP Orana 2010, Lipari 2011, Hélia 2013, Catana C 47 2013
Posts: 725
Re: Sail from Port Leucate to Marmaris

Lipari is beatiful but I don't think you can enter the small fish harbour with yr 57..We did it with our 44 cat but in December and with a lot of arguments with fishermen's boats..
Don't miss Catania on the west end of Sicily. Out of the marina walk along the antique walls to yr left and at the very end there is a small fish restaurant at the entrance of fish market. That's the best in the Med at very reasonable prices run by a family..
If the wind is OK, the north of Crete (Xania, Ritminos and Agio Nicholas) is beatiful ,in this season and the marinas almost free.. (Skip Iraklio, the worst place in the Med)
You can then make various islands on yr way to Marmaris, Karpatos, Halki and Rhodes if you like.
yeloya is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:24.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.