BBQ Bay – Igoumenitsa

BBQ bay - Igoumenitsa

39º 31’·34N 20º 10’·51E

A large tranquil bay north of the town of Igoumenitsa. This bay is also called the ‘dead-bay’ because it is extremely sheltered. This is especially true for the two small coves at the back of the bay. Behind the bay, on the side of the elongated beach, is a large marshy nature preserve. Here you can spot many species of birds, including pelicans, herons etc.

Sailing towards this area

The Nisos Prasoudi island is easily recognisable and lies near the entrance to the bay. One must be cautious when sailing into the bay. Many ferries here sail the Igoumenitsa-Corfu route. Most of these ferries sail between the island and the mainland. Inside the bay you will see the long beach with parasols to the left and several fish farms to the right. Further back in the bay are two smaller coves that are very sheltered and quiet.

BBQ bay Igoumenitsa


You can anchor at the 3-8m depth near the beach near the wreck or in the two small coves in the back. The beach to the left of the wreck is very steep. This slope is also suitable to sail up to with the keel. Slowly sail towards the beach at a right angle, drop the stern and bow anchor on the beach. Another possibility is mooring in reverse with a long line to the beach.

BBQ bay
BBQ bay


Water & Power  Not applicable
Shower & toilet  not applicable
Restaurants  A beach barbecue may be organised for flotillas.
Shelter  Very good shelter in the two smaller coves. In case of southern wind the bay near the beach is less sheltered.
Shops and supermarkets  not applicable
Miscellaneous Ifalos Panayias 39º 12’·25N 20º 14’·14E
A reef just below the water surface. It is located 2.5 miles east of Gaios at sea. The reef and the shallows around it are difficult to see.
It is located close to the direct Gaios-Parga line.


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