Sailing in Greece – similar to Turkey and Croatia – is somewhat different compared to sailing in the Netherlands. The biggest difference are the mooring methods in ports and/or bays. Anchors are often used when mooring in Greece.
Anchoring is possible in different ways: in the bay you will often anchor in open waters, but you must always take into account the turning radius compared to other ships and the land. The length of the chain is especially important, but also the way in which you tighten the anchor.
In ports, you almost always moor by dropping the anchor. The most common manoeuvre is “anchoring in the layer”. This means you moor the rear of the ship towards the quay and use the stern and bow anchor to prevent the ship from colliding against the quay.
Anchoring in the layer is not difficult, but it can be a bit tricky if you’ve never done it before. The most common difficulties are: