Órmos Lákka marina

Lákka, Paxos 490 82, Greece.

VHF channel 12

GPS: 39°14’10.0″N 20°08’08.1″E / 39.236110, 20.135579

Лакка – маленький порт на северной оконечности острова Паксос с пирсом для яхт и якорная стоянка.
Бухта закрыта от всех ветров, кроме сильных северных и северо-восточных – они могут нагонять в бухту неприятную волну.

Глубины при входе яхты в бухту в основном от 6,0 до 8,0 м, а в местах якорных стоянок яхт 3,0 – 6,0 метров. Якорные стоянки возможны по всей бухте.

Причал на городской набережной может вместить 10-12 яхт пришвартованных кормой или носом к пирсу на своем якоре. Якорь на глубине 4-6 м на песке с водорослями держит хорошо. Глубины у набережной 2-2,5 м, Наиболее глубокая часть пирса – северо-восточная.

Яхты пришвартованные на набережной могут пополнить запасы воды, воспользовавшись длинным шлангом, висящем на стене на западном конце набережной. Есть одна стойка для подключения к электричеству, ключ от которой находится в ближайшем кафе. Получить его можно после предоплаты.

В городке есть два небольших супермаркета, мясная лавка и две пекарни, где яхтсмены могут пополнить свои припасы.

The harbour and anchorage of Port Lakka lies at the NE tip of the island of Paxos in the Ionian Sea of Greece. It consists of a large natural inlet protected from all winds except NE, with the small town of Lakka and its town quay at its head on the SE side. It is a very popular anchorage with yachts on transit down from Corfu to Lefkas and back and consequently gets very busy during the peak season. The town ashore is totally dedicated to serving the needs of tourists and virtually every house is a taverna, café, boutique or souvenir shop. Mooring options here include anchor mooring to the town quay, free anchoring in the bay if room permits or anchoring with a long line ashore on the N side of the inlet. Shelter is good in most conditions, although strong N winds send in a swell and, if the winds turn NE (which is fortunately rare), they blow directly down into the inlet.

There are no dangers in the approach from N, although Vrak Marmaro, the rocky islet and reef just NW of the inlet, should be given a wide berth. Approaching from S, the principal danger is the reef of Ifalos Paxoi about half a mile off the small harbour of Longos two miles SW of Port Lakka. From this direction, it is difficult to identify the inlet until almost past it.
Depths in the entrance channel are mostly between 6.0 and 8.0 metres and in the rest of the inlet range from 3.0 – 4.0 metres in the anchorage to just under 6.0 metres in a patch 100 metres off the town quay.

The town quays in Port Lakka consist of a main stretch directly facing the anchorage, which can accommodate around a dozen yachts, a short quay on the E side, where no more than 2-3 yachts can squeeze in, and a shallow quay continuing E and N from the main quay, where there is room for 3-4 yachts moored bows-to in view of the shallow depths.
Harbour icon A: Main town quay 39°14.124’N, °’E
This section of the quay, facing the anchorage, runs for around 100 metres from the small ferry ramp at its E end as far as the small craft moorings that then continue as far as a tiny inlet crammed with day fishing boats at its W end. The quay can accommodate around 10-12 yachts anchor moored stern or bows-to in depths of 2.0 – 2.5 metres at the quay (the deeper water being at the E end). Depths further out, where yachts drop anchor, are nearer 4.0 – 5.0 metres. The holding here is good in sand and weed – once through the weed.

The town quays in Port Lakka consist of a main stretch directly facing the anchorage, which can accommodate around a dozen yachts, a short quay on the E side, where no more than 2-3 yachts can squeeze in, and a shallow quay continuing E and N from the main quay, where there is room for 3-4 yachts moored bows-to in view of the shallow depths.
Main town quay 39°14.124’N, °’E.
This section of the quay, facing the anchorage, runs for around 100 metres from the small ferry ramp at its E end as far as the small craft moorings that then continue as far as a tiny inlet crammed with day fishing boats at its W end. The quay can accommodate around 10-12 yachts anchor moored stern or bows-to in depths of 2.0 – 2.5 metres at the quay (the deeper water being at the E end). Depths further out, where yachts drop anchor, are nearer 4.0 – 5.0 metres. The holding here is good in sand and weed – once through the weed.
Side quay 39°14.13′N, 20°8.15′E
This section of the quay is ‘round the corner’ from the ferry ramp and there is just enough space for 2-3 yachts to anchor moor (preferably bows-to, since the depths are irregular and mostly little more than 1.5 metres). You need to be careful not to lay your anchor across the chains of any boats moored on the Shallow E quay.
Shallow E quay 39°14.13′N, 20°8.18′E
This section begins at the inner corner of the E side quay, which is very shallow and filled with rubble, and extends E and N for around 100 metres. Most of it is shallow and occupied by local small craft, but a short section starting around 20 metres from the corner can be used with care by yachts anchored bows-to. There is room for 3/4 yachts moored in this way, but note that the depths are just 1.25 metres, shallowing towards the corner. You need to be careful not to lay your anchor across the chains of any boats moored on the E side quay.

Lakka anchorage 39°14.250’N, 020°07.940’E

The anchorage is large and depths throughout are suitable for all but the deepest draft yachts to anchor. It is invariably very busy here and late arrivals may have to position their anchors with care to avoid interfering with other boats. Otherwise, anchor wherever there is space, either in the sandy area to the N of the inlet, where depths are 3.0 – 4.0 metres and holding is good, or on the weedy part towards the S of the inlet, where depths of nearly 6.0 metres can be found in places (but it may require more than one attempt to dig your anchor in). It should not be necessary to lie to any more than 20-25 meters of chain (even if you initially lay out more to dig in), as your swinging circle is more likely to cause interference with other boats if you do.
If arriving late, or merely if you prefer, anchor and take a line ashore on the NW side of the inlet. This position has the advantage of being out of the worst of any swell that may enter with fresh to strong NW winds.

Tourism

Lakka boasts several good tavernas
The town of Lakka is in an attractive setting and its narrow streets mean that it is virtually traffic-free. However, these days it is basically a tourist village, with virtually every house tendering to the needs of land and water-based tourists. There are some good walks around the inlet out to the headland on the N side and a good beach around the headland to the SE. A longer walk SE brings you to the tiny port and village of Longos, which is even smaller and more picturesque than Lakka itself. By boat, there are several large sea caves eroded into the cliffs on the W side of the island which can be visited in suitable conditions.

Services

Drinking water
Bar
Restaurant
Electricity
Market
Dressing rooms
ShipyardRamp
Seamanship
Service Station for ships
Master harbour
Cancellation Policy : restrictive

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Coordinates

39°14'10.0"N
20°08'08.1"E

Address

Charter offices