The north entrance is recommended. It is better to steer on the eastern course, which is aided by the light, where the water is deep. The western course offers minimum useful width 100m (between Peristéri and Eliá islets), so attempt it only by day and with good weather. On both courses, steer to the middle of the passages. The southern entrance is more difficult. The underwater rocks protruding from A. Pláka (depths<1) reach up to 200m towards the sea. The width of the en-trance is roughly 150m.
It’s a place you wish you had close to you when you are battered by the northerlies of the central Aegean! Protection is against all winds, there are many coves to choose from and the currents in the area are generally weak. If your draught allows you to, O. Giaoúra offers reasonable protection against NE winds (meltémia).
The bottom generally holds well. Mesopanagiá is the better of the two large bays.
A unique area where, anywhere you look, there is a fantastic sandy beach. If you feel like exploring it, start from the bay of Dimitráki.
(The depths of the port and more items listed in the printed version of the Navigator)
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