Yacht Charter in Poros
Island of Poros – Yacht charter
Poros is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, at a distance about 58 km (36 mi) (31 nautical miles) south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a 200 m (656 ft) wide sea channel, with the town of Galatas on the mainland across the strait. Like other ports in the Saronic, it is a popular weekend destination for Athenian travelers. Poros is an island with rich vegetation. Yacht charter. Much of the northern and far eastern/western sides of the island are bushy, with large areas of old pine forest. The town of Poros is built on a small peninsula surrounded by quays along the S and NW sides.
Marina of Poros
Poros is a magnet for visiting yachtsmen in view of its sheltered situation at the E end of a large, almost landlocked bay. Its main harbour is effectively the quayed S and NW sides of the small peninsula on which the town sits and, together with the numerous anchorages around the bay, can easily accommodate several hundred yachts in secure and attractive surroundings.
On the more popular and quieter NW side, visiting yachts can berth using their anchors stern/bows-to either the quay or the long pontoon that extends out at right angles from the N end of the quay. Depths along the quay here range from 2.5 – 3.5 metres (although ballasting in a couple of spots reduces this) and on the pontoon from 3.5 metres at the inshore end to over 10.0 metres at the outer end. You will be dropping your anchor in around 10.0 metres wherever you decide to berth, so allow for lots of chain. Yacht charter. Holding is excellent in mud. Water and electricity can be obtained on the quay but not at present on the pontoon. In either position, good fendering and a good clearance off the quay are essential in view of the heavy wash from ferries.
On the S quay, yachts can moor using their anchors stern/bows-to the quay just W of the laid moorings of the charter fleet and local boats. Depths here are 3.0 – 4.0 metres and you will be dropping your anchor in 5.0 – 6.0 metres. Holding is excellent in mud. Yacht charter. Alternatively, at less busy periods a limited number of yachts can lie alongside the quay immediately E of the ferry quay (being sure not to obstruct the ferries), where there are depths of 3.5 – 4.0 metres. Yacht charter. However, the quay is very low here and there is a risk of damage if your fenders lift in a large swell. There are water and electricity points all along the quays here.