Mourtos Sivota

39º 27’·04N 20º 16’·21E

South of the Ormos Platarias bay lies the town of Mourtos, also known as Sivota. A pleasant town with a beautiful view of gorgeous sunsets. Because of all the islands off the coast, this area offers good shelter during the night. You may moor in the new marina or anchor freely between the islands.

Sailing towards this area

The islands are easily distinguishable from the coast and mainland, from great distances and from all directions. The largest island is also called the sleeping elephant (use a little bit of imagination!). It is not possible to sail between this island (Nisos Sivota) and Nisos Ayios Nikolaos. The passage is blocked by a reef on the south side. However, it is possible to sail between Nisos Sivota and the mainland, as long as your boat is not deeper than two metres. Once you arrive in the bay, the houses and port of Mourtos are easily recognisable.

Mourtos Sivota

Mooring

In the new part of the port, you can moor both forwards, in reverse and alongside the quay. The town quay is not recommended, only for replenishing your water supply. This quay does not offer sufficient shelter. Furthermore, the passing ferries and a strong NW wind cause an unpleasant swell . There are also many sheltered anchorage areas near the islands:

Monastery bay: here you can moor at the wooden jetty of the local ‘Torre a Mare’ swimming resort or anchor in the bay.

Sand bar bay: this is the shallow passage between the islands and the mainland. You can freely anchor here or attach a long line to the rocks nearby. However, make sure to keep the passage free for passing ships.

End bay (Neilson bay): this small bay to the east of the smallest island (Nisos Mavros Notos) offers very good shelter in all weather conditions. Four anchors with a long line attached to the rocks. The path that leads to the village can be reached from the small beach. It is possible to travel to Mourtos – on foot or with the dinghy – from all of these bays.

Mourtos Sivota
Mourtos Sivota

Facilities

Water & Power At the town quay (on payment)
Shower & Restroom Not available
Restaurants Several restaurants by the water.
Shelter The new port and anchorage areas at End bay provide good shelter in all weather conditions.
Shops & Supermarkets Several shops along the quay and in the village. Supermarket along the quay, bakery further down in the village.
Miscellaneous ATM, pharmacy in the village.

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