Originally Posted by steppencat
No, I don't know much about Greece
yet - I've ordered "Greek waters pilot" by mail, it should arrive in a few weeks. Katakolo seems a nice option (Kyparissia is too far from Lefkada where we should return after our 2-week cruise).
But I still like the idea of spending a day in this desolate place. I think I will plan this way but in case of strong wind
will keep an option in mind.
After looking at Noelex picture I am sure I passed there 2 or three years ago and planned to lay anchor
on that exact place. I arrived with 20K wind
and increasing, there was a boat there and it was taking a beating. I sailed away and I would not counsel you to stay there with winds over 10/15k. The protection is not good and the bottom, as Noelex pointed out is tricky. Only if you can see clearly where you put your anchor
you should attempt it and with some wind and sea you would not be able to see it.
Sometimes nice pictures like the one Noelex posted can be deceiving. Here you can see a areal view from Google
and you will see that the best place in what regards the bottom is on the West of the bigger Island, where on the Noelex picture is a sailing boat, unfortunately that is exposed to the prevailing winds on the summer.
From Lefkas you have plenty of places nicer than Katakolo, even if all that area has plenty of sailing boat. If you like to sail with less sailboats around try the Ambracian gulf where the wind works like a clock: Little wind at night, little in the morning till mid day and then 20k wind on the afternoon. Much cheaper and less touristic too. But just if you want to sail, because those 20k on anchor on the afternoon can be annoying on most places.
Have a look at the pilot book and ask questions, it seems Noelex knows very well the region and I have passed there on the last three years, so I know also a bit about it.