Hi Manny and Robyn
We spent the winter at anchor
in Vliho Bay several years ago.
There were a few moorings near the Vliho yard. There were no yachts left on those over the winter. A couple of derelict steel
boats were tied next to the yard.
and power are available in the yard itself. The yard was filled with boats on the hardstand
(wooden props). No liveaboards. A small chandlery
with reasonable prices was associated with the yard.
There were perhaps half a dozen boats left unattended at anchor
in Vliho Bay over the winter we were there. One yacht dragged onto the mud during a blow and lay there for weeks.
Numerous boats are tied up (some in two layers) along the waterfront at Vliho itself. There is water and power available. There were perhaps half a dozen liveaboards there over the winter.
The holding in the bay is excellent (mud) except if you land on debris, which is plentiful. We hauled up an old spinnaker
when we pulled our anchor up once!
There are occasional storms over winter. Also occasional freakish wind
conditions occur any time of year. There was one a couple of years ago causing a lot of damage both to anchored boats and ones in the yard (several toppled) and there was one death on the water. One catamaran
flipped at anchor.
The water in the bay is not clean. I would not like to run a watermaker
During the winter in Vliho there are a couple of tiny family
run groceries (one with gas), a bakery and a few tavernas open. A British style bar (called the Yacht Club) is open at the end of town with laundry
Medium sized supermarkets are in Nidri, which is about a half hour walk away. Buses run both to Nidri and Lefkas town. Lefkas town has several larger chandleries.
Happy to answer any other questions you may have.