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TheThunderbird 22-09-2016 15:52

A List of No-Costs Harbours -PLS add yours
 
Monopoli : up to 5th Day free stay on dock
Gallipoli: fr3e on dock, commercial areas
Catania: commercial harbour, free by the dock or fisherman boats
Sliema Creek, Malta: on a free buoy


NoGood ones {coast guard seems to be pushing boats into pricey marinas....)
Sciacca
Risposto
Otranto
Please add yours...

Fai Tira 22-09-2016 16:36

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Regio Calabria: free by the docks but pretty busy/noisy harbor

multihullsailor6 23-09-2016 11:41

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Free ports:
Kolybari, Crete
Pylos, Peleponnes, Greece
Vonitsa, on the inland sea near Preveza, Greece

boatman61 23-09-2016 12:35

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Alghero, Sardinia out of season for 5 days.. no water or electric.

vtomanov 23-09-2016 12:46

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Spain:

Altea - free buys
Cadaques - Cala Conca
Puerto De La Selva - free just outside the buys are

Fai Tira 23-09-2016 13:31

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Quote:

Originally Posted by multihullsailor6 (Post 2219759)
Free ports:
Kolybari, Crete
Pylos, Peleponnes, Greece
Vonitsa, on the inland sea near Preveza, Greece

I cruised there 2 years ago and I've heard that many harbours are not free anymore. Is it true?

From memory:
-Vathy, on Meganisi was free
-Galaxhidi on the way to the Corinth canal was free
(The sailing museum is great we had a guy from the town explaining us everything)
-The next harbour,closer to Delphi was free.
-Trizonia, free,be careful on the sunken ketch, you can see it on Google earth
-Corinth harbour was free not the canal though!

All this was at the dock with no water-electricity
There were many more but i need to look on the logbook

Edit: The town close to Delphi is Itea. It is a huge new harbour... Empty!

multihullsailor6 23-09-2016 21:21

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Quote:

Originally Posted by multihullsailor6 (Post 2219759)
Free ports:
Kolybari, Crete
Pylos, Peleponnes, Greece
Vonitsa, on the inland sea near Preveza, Greece

Also
Argostoli marina on Cephalonia, Greece

multihullsailor6 23-09-2016 21:24

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Fai Tira (Post 2219816)
I cruised there 2 years ago and I've heard that many harbours are not free anymore. Is it true?

All the harbours I have mentioned are free as of this year. Hope to find some more! :jump:

touchngo 24-09-2016 07:15

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Skala Loutra, Lesvos (Free water)
Porto Korfou, Khalkidhiki (Free water)
Votsi, Alionissos (Nice harbour but have to tie back to shore or mole as fishing boats occupy the quay)
Pigadi, Gulf of Volos (Free water)
Amiliapolis, Gulf of Volos (Free water)
Liminis, Evia Channel
Eretria, Evia Channel
Karavos, Evia Channel
Ermioni, Argolic
Tyros, Argolic
Nafplio, Argolic
Kyparrisi, East Peloponnese
Ieraka, East Peloponnese (the ferry isn't expected for another 25 years apparently. Free water.)
Agios Giorgis, Iraklia (although we moored to the rocks).
Atki, Astipalia
Maganitis, Ikaria
Skala, Patmos

Haven't been charged in Oinoussa yet, but I think that's just because it's the weekend.

PT

boatman61 24-09-2016 07:33

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Marmaris, Greece.. fish dock free for a few days.. priority to fishing boats however the bay is sheltered so anchoring is good if you have to move.. water available
Kharis.. N of the bridge.. stayed there a couple of nights.. nice city with lively nite life just across the road.. no water, elec

touchngo 24-09-2016 07:41

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Forgot to add;
Baltiza Creek, Spetsai (Quay on the Western edge of the creek)
and
Agistiri, Saronic Gulf

TheThunderbird 18-10-2016 06:49

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Copy from boatman (not free, but quite cheap):

If you are looking for economy take her to Almerimar marina in E Spain.. it has all the facilities you could need and Almeria airport is just 40mins away.
I've paid 19euro/night and 22euro/night for short stays (2 nights) L380 and L440 respectively.. a 3 month deal would be cheaper.
Also your just 1 easy day from Gibraltar..

+ cartagena...

barnakiel 18-10-2016 07:30

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Las Palmas, Canary Islands: has NO free facilities.

Also, anchoring is FORBIDDEN from March thru September.

You will pay for anchoring if you come between September and March.

There are NO free options nearby nor on this coast of Gran Canaria.

b.

captmikecoin 03-12-2016 10:54

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A few additions in the Ionian Sea:

Sivota (Levkas isl) water payable
Vassiliki (Levkas isl) water payable, marina under constr. 2016
Nikiana (Levkas isl) water free
Astakos (mainland) water and elec. free
Mitikas (mainland nr. Kalamos isl) water free
Kastos (village on Kastos isl)
Kalamos (village on Kalamos isl)

All checked this year.

Mike

N4585K 03-12-2016 15:19

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Quote:

Originally Posted by captmikecoin (Post 2271534)
A few additions in the Ionian Sea:

Sivota (Levkas isl) water payable
Vassiliki (Levkas isl) water payable, marina under constr. 2016
Nikiana (Levkas isl) water free
Astakos (mainland) water and elec. free
Mitikas (mainland nr. Kalamos isl) water free
Kastos (village on Kastos isl)
Kalamos (village on Kalamos isl)

All checked this year.

Mike



Much appreciaties Captmikecoin. I'll be spending around 5-6 weeks in the Ionian this summer. Anything you know about Zakynthos?

captmikecoin 04-12-2016 03:39

Zakynthos
 
N4585K,
Zakynthos has really only one harbour suitable for yachts and that is the main one at Zakynthos town. They charge. Note though that I haven't been there for a while and so stand to be corrected.
Mike

calin1967 04-12-2016 09:48

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Kamariotissa (Samothraki) is 1 euro per day for a 44 footer (no water or electricity), but it took the Greek authorities three days to calculate that.

N4585K 04-12-2016 10:59

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Quote:

Originally Posted by captmikecoin (Post 2272001)
N4585K,
Zakynthos has really only one harbour suitable for yachts and that is the main one at Zakynthos town. They charge. Note though that I haven't been there for a while and so stand to be corrected.
Mike



Thanks Mike, I'll report in the summer. You seem to have a bit of experience in that area. Any recommendations of anchorages that are not to be missed?

captmikecoin 04-12-2016 11:46

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Apart from the fact that this is a thread for no-cost harbours, anchorages "not to be missed" are a very personal thing. It depends on what you want, quiet or busy with lots of facilities or whatever, so I would be on a hiding to nothing if I tried listing my preferred spots. Also things change from year to year: for example my most favourite anchorage anywhere was closed to yachts this year by someone building a house on the shore and buoying off nearly the whole bay.

The best thing you could do is get hold of Heikell's "Ionian" pilot book and read his comments. These are the smaller format books but with more detail than his Greek Waters Pilot. He also does them for the West Aegean and East Aegean.

Maybe see you around next summer.

Mike

N4585K 14-12-2016 05:31

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You're right Mike. I do have the Heikell Ionian pilot, but it's from 2011. I was hoping to find more up to date info. I'll keep looking and will do my own discovering!

captmikecoin 14-12-2016 06:54

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There is a more recent (2014) edition of the Ionian Pilot. However I use a 2011 version myself and don't find it a problem.
Mike

N4585K 14-12-2016 08:51

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Ok, thanks!

Barra 20-12-2016 21:27

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Quote:

Originally Posted by N4585K (Post 2271718)
Much appreciaties Captmikecoin. I'll be spending around 5-6 weeks in the Ionian this summer. Anything you know about Zakynthos?

The western side of the southern bay of Zakynthos is free anchoring (kolpos Lagana i think from memory). Added plus is its far enough away from the clubs to not be an issue noisewise.

I would add Lavrion, Greece to the free harbours also - you can take many of the empty charter berths midweek as long as you promise to move before the fleet returns on Friday - good option for Athens on a budget.

captmikecoin 21-12-2016 02:34

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Barra (Post 2284491)
I would add Lavrion, Greece to the free harbours also - you can take many of the empty charter berths midweek as long as you promise to move before the fleet returns on Friday - good option for Athens on a budget.

Do you mean the town quay of Lavrion or the marina? I would assume the former but it would be good to know for sure.

Mike

touchngo 21-12-2016 11:56

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Quote:

Originally Posted by captmikecoin (Post 2284592)
Do you mean the town quay of Lavrion or the marina? I would assume the former but it would be good to know for sure.

Mike

The Marina is actually a little south and is officially called Olympic Marina. It is most definitely not free! In fact it counts as the second most expensive one we have visited in our 7 years sailing in the Aegean (Bodrum is the most expensive so far).

PT

Barra 21-12-2016 20:53

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Quote:

Originally Posted by touchngo (Post 2284985)
The Marina is actually a little south and is officially called Olympic Marina. It is most definitely not free! In fact it counts as the second most expensive one we have visited in our 7 years sailing in the Aegean (Bodrum is the most expensive so far).

PT

Exactly which is why knowing about the lavrion town quay is pretty useful :biggrin:

The quay has been taken over by charter boats 100% now (2 years ago there were municipal berths as well but these have been comandeered by the charter operators) Im not sure how legal this comandeering has been hence the accomomdative attitude if the berths a free midweek...

jckb 27-12-2016 11:03

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Quote:

Originally Posted by captmikecoin (Post 2272001)
N4585K,
Zakynthos has really only one harbour suitable for yachts and that is the main one at Zakynthos town. They charge. Note though that I haven't been there for a while and so stand to be corrected.
Mike

Agios Nikolaos on the east side of the northern cape of Zakinthos is a quayside sheltered by a small island used by ferries. I've never been charged for overnights there.

JimB

TheThunderbird 27-12-2016 11:31

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Started this post, which i believe being overly useful.
Lease let's keep it alive!

Thank you so much for your presence here.
Wish you great time and a Merry New Year of happy&cheap sailing

N4585K 15-07-2017 09:01

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Just sailed across from Malta to The Ionian. At the places I've been so far 1 euro p/m seems the norm. Kioni on Ithaca was free. No electricity though but water is available for purchase. Also Ay Nikolaus on Zakynthos was free as JimB posted, and even had electricity. I'll post more if more free harbors are encountered...

meirriba 15-07-2017 22:23

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Quote:

Originally Posted by touchngo (Post 2220234)
Skala Loutra, Lesvos (Free water)
Porto Korfou, Khalkidhiki (Free water)
Votsi, Alionissos (Nice harbour but have to tie back to shore or mole as fishing boats occupy the quay)
Pigadi, Gulf of Volos (Free water)
Amiliapolis, Gulf of Volos (Free water)
Liminis, Evia Channel
Eretria, Evia Channel
Karavos, Evia Channel
Ermioni, Argolic
Tyros, Argolic
Nafplio, Argolic
Kyparrisi, East Peloponnese
Ieraka, East Peloponnese (the ferry isn't expected for another 25 years apparently. Free water.)
Agios Giorgis, Iraklia (although we moored to the rocks).
Atki, Astipalia
Maganitis, Ikaria
Skala, Patmos

Haven't been charged in Oinoussa yet, but I think that's just because it's the weekend.

PT

Skala Patmos is not free. Update as of 07.17. Low price but not free.
Oinoussa is free. Experience of three times this year.

meirriba 15-07-2017 22:28

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Karlovassi (Samos) - free mooring and free electricity & water (only some pedestals work).

meirriba 15-07-2017 22:35

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Quote:

Originally Posted by captmikecoin (Post 2279663)
There is a more recent (2014) edition of the Ionian Pilot. However I use a 2011 version myself and don't find it a problem.
Mike

You may find updates to Heikell's pilots on Imray site. They post annual updates until new version of the book is published.


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