Mooring: Ermioni

Ermioni: The quay, Limania, with yachts on the west side

Ermioni: The quay, Limania, with yachts on the west side

Ermioni is hard to miss – just follow the coast west and the tip of the peninsula will appear, often looking initially like an island.

The choice is then whether to moor on the north side or the south, a decision that often depends on the weather, though may also be influenced one way or the other by the large number of bars on the south side. If it’s blowing from the north, go to the south side and vice versa.

On the north side, the better places are stern or bows to on the east side of the main T shaped quay (the first quay you come to), or alongside the inner top side of the T (the top of the T ie the outer side, is used by the hydrofoils).

The west side of the quay is less desireable, firstly because there’s very little room to get a good length of anchor out, secondly because the holding is poor and thirdly because any wind usually funnels down the valley to the north west, which tends to push you back on to the quay. However, as this used to be the only place to moor, you’ll still find a lot of yachts head here, as you can see in the picture above.

Ermioni: Yachts leaving the quay at Mandrakia

Ermioni: Yachts leaving the quay at Mandrakia

On the south side you can you stern to the main length of quay, outside the bars.  It’s deep off the quay so you’ll need plenty of chain. Just to the east of this area, there’s a short length of quay where you can go alongside though trawlers sometimes use this. The further west you go along the main quay, the shallower the water near the quay so you may have to hang out a little.

Water is available on both north and south sides though you will have to phone the water man.  The port police may ask you for mooring fees but they’re not large and not always collected.

 

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