Agios Eufimia

38º18.1’N – 20º36.5’E

Eufimia was almost completely destroyed by the 1953 earthquake. Before the earthquake it was an important trading port. Large stately homes marked the city, a number of which are still intact. The church of St. Eufemia who the town is named after, is located near the port,. Every year on the 11th of July the name day of this saint is celebrated. On this day the usually quiet Eufimia turns into a busy village with a large party, processions and dancing. A mosaic floor was discovered opposite hotel Moustakis, which is thought to have belonged to a Roman villa or to be the original floor of the Agia Uefimia church. You can visit a number of attractions by taxi, including the underground lake of Melisana and the stalactite caves of Dolgati (duration approx. 1.5 hours).

Sailing towards this area

Eufemia is difficult to find from the north because the bay is well hidden. The village can be easily found from the south and east, because the southern side of the bay is open to the sea.

Agios Eufimia

Mooring

Eufemia is located in a bay and has a long quay and large pier. The head of the pier is used by a tourist boat which leaves at 7am and returns at 7pm. The small buoys mark the fishing quay. You cannot moor here. Anchor with the bow facing towards the quay and use the stern anchor and, if necessary, drop a second anchor. In spring and autumn you can also moor sideways, as long as there is enough room. Katabatic winds often arise here in the afternoon, which can be inconvenient when mooring.

Agios Eufimia
Agios Eufimia

Facilities

Water & power Water is available along the quay
Shower & toilet At the hotel (on payment)
Restaurants Various restaurants along the quay
Shelter Good shelter from the prevailing wind, gusts from time to time
Shops & supermarkets Supermarket, bakery and post office near the quay
Miscellaneous ATM

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