Astakos

38º31.9’N – 21º05.1’E

Astakos lies on the mainland, behind the Dragonera islands at the end of the bay. It is a somewhat larger, typical Greek seaside resort. You can do some grocery shopping here and there are several restaurants, a post office and a bank with ATM. Water and diesel are available on the quay. It can sometimes be busy near the mooring areas on the wharf. There is an outpatient clinic and dentist in the town.
Astakos means lobster in Greek. Unfortunately the restaurants do not frequently offer lobster on their menus.

WATCH OUT: Often a strong mountain wind blows in the bay of Astakos. Please beware of this and manage your sails properly!

Sailing towards this area

One you arrive in the bay of Astakos, you can see the buildings of the small seaside resort. Closer to shore, you´ll also see the breakwater. To the east of the breakwater lies the fishing port.

Astakos

Mooring

Sail straight to the north quay and stay away from the ferry area. Fishing boats lie along the breakwater. Beware of rocks under water. The soil is muddy but is quite firm. Good shelter from the prevailing winds. Little shelter from south winds.

Astakos
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Facilities

Water & power The water man provides water on the quay, no power
Shower & toilets not applicable
Restaurants Taverns along the quay
Shelter Good shelter from the prevailing winds.
Shops & supermarkets Good supermarkets in the town
Miscellaneous There is a bank, ATM, dentist and outpatient clinic. There is a ferry service to Ithaca and Poros on Kefalonia.

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