Limnia harbour

Limniá, Chios 821 03, Greece

VHF channel 12

GPS: 38°28’10.9″N 25°55’06.8″E / 38.469703, 25.918549

Limniá, located on the NW side of the island, is the harbour of Volissós (Βολισσός) a picturesque town about 2.5 km up the hill from the harbour. It is a safe harbour providing good shelter with the meltemi, although a slight swell does penetrate in these conditions. It has been reported (S/Y Spindrift) that the harbour can be untenable with SW winds.
Go bows or stern to on the new quay NE of the old dock used by local fishermen. Depths at the quay are around 3.0 metres. The holding is good in sand. The ‘arches’ in the quay are there to help absorb the swell, as you will discover if you are here in a strong NW wind. In a visit in June 2017, this area is silted and depths are only 1.5-2m. In the concrete corner directly to N of the place where yachts are shown on the chartlet, the depths are 2.5-3.5m.
There are water outlets on the quay also there are two inoperative water/electricity posts (2006). The nearest fuel station is outside of Volissós but they will deliver except on Sundays. Call VHF channel 21. Just SW of the fishing dock there is the friendly restaurant Ta Limnia (tel. +30 22710 21 014) which not only provides good food but the owner, Mr. Tsikalas, can assist you with getting fuel or renting a car. The convent of Ayia Markella is but a few km to the E of Limniá. In the village of Volissós there is a wonderful wood-fired bakery.
June 2017 – The S/E quay is being finished as a small marina. Mooring lines and water & electricity pedestals. At this point of time electricity is free and to open the water you may call Yannis or Vivi as detailed below.
If you do not want to moor inside the harbour, you can anchor off in the cove just E of the harbour.

Limnia Marina is a medium size harbour located in the city with the same name in the county of Chios (Khios in Greek). This marina offers marvellous sceneries and unique sunsets for you and your family to enjoy. Katounia Beach is one place that you shouldn’t miss as its sandy shores and blue waters are ideal for snorkelling and swimming. Folklore Museum Limnia is a superb location that offers exhibits of traditional Greek costumes and household items used in ancient Greece. If you are interested in finding a place to dine with your loved one, we suggest visiting one of these beautiful venues: Palio Arhontiko, Violakis 1967, Aletri Restaurant and Koundouros Kolimvari. These establishments serve excellent food, traditional beer and unique seafood dishes. Hotels in the area will always welcome you with open arms and cheerful personnel. The Grecian Castle and Chios Chandris will make you feel like home. The superb beach and mild breeze will make you fall in love with this unique port.

Be prepared to be welcomed in style, as Chios is a hospitable island with polite and peaceful residents, ready to greet every new visitor with love and kindness. Located in the Aegean Sea, 7 kilometers off the Anatolian coast, Chios is the fifth biggest of the Greek islands. The island is disjointed from Turkey by the Chios Strait. Chios is remarkable for its exports of mastic gum, also known as The mastic island, but also include olives, figs, wine, mandarins and cherries.

Tourists are allured by its medieval towns as well as the 11th century monastery of Nea Moni, a splendid UNESCO World Heritage Site. The crescent or kidney shaped island is sprinkled with mountainous and arid terrain, its shores being embraced by mountains. The two largest of these mountains, Pelineon (1,297 metres) and Epos (1,188 metres) reign majestically in the north part of the island. According to tradition, the island’s name infers from Hiona, the daughter of Oenopion who was the first pioneer on the island, grandchild of Minoas, the ruler of Crete and child of Ariadne and Dionysus (divine force of the grapevine) who taught the locals how to cultivate the savory vines, widely appreciated up to present days.

Local cousine pampers visitors with dishes such as Kordelia, Malathropita, Sfougato and mouth watering desserts Mamoulia, Masourakia accompanied by Mastika, a liquor seasoned with mastic, a resin gathered from the regionally beloved mastic tree.

Tourists are allured by its medieval towns as well as the 11th century monastery of Nea Moni, a splendid UNESCO World Heritage Site. The crescent or kidney shaped island is sprinkled with mountainous and arid terrain, its shores being embraced by mountains. The two largest of these mountains, Pelineon (1,297 metres) and Epos (1,188 metres) reign majestically in the north part of the island. According to tradition, the island’s name infers from Hiona, the daughter of Oenopion who was the first pioneer on the island, grandchild of Minoas, the ruler of Crete and child of Ariadne and Dionysus (divine force of the grapevine) who taught the locals how to cultivate the savory vines, widely appreciated up to present days.

Local cousine pampers visitors with dishes such as Kordelia, Malathropita, Sfougato and mouth watering desserts Mamoulia, Masourakia accompanied by Mastika, a liquor seasoned with mastic, a resin gathered from the regionally beloved mastic tree.

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Coordinates

38°28'10.9"N
25°55'06.8"E

Address

Limnia, Greece

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