Lipsi 850 01, Greece
GPS: 37°17’43.6″N 26°45’55.0″E / 37.295448, 26.765270
There are two mooring options in Lipsi harbour: in the harbour itself there is space for around 12-14 yachts stern-to the concrete quay that forms the harbour breakwater (you will be dropping anchor here in 3.5 – 4.0 metres and there are depths of around 6.0 metres at the quay). Holding here is good in mud and sand. Alternatively, a floating pontoon outside the harbour in a small cove to the NW can accommodate around six yachts in total moored alongside on either side (more if rafted up). Depths here range from 3.0 metres at the root to 3.5 metres at the end. On the pontoon, you have the advantage of being in better shelter and head-on to the prevailing winds, although you will probably experience an uncomfortable swell.
The harbour experiences some chop with the meltemi but it is not usually bothersome. When the harbour is full or in the case of very large yachts, one can also anchor moor to the outside of the breakwater, although this position is subject to swell with the meltemi. It is also possible to anchor off in two small coves about half a mile W of the quay. One is under the conspicuous Anchorage icon white chapel with the blue domed roof and the other is just N of it. Anchor in 6.0 -7.0 metres over sand, avoiding the patches of weed. Good holding and shelter from the prevailing winds, although the wind does gust with the meltemi.
Pandeli Harbour is a small port situated in the city of Pandeli with easy access to the Aegean Sea. This idyllic port provides the chance for you to experience the simple lifestyle of the Greek people. With gentle weather all year round, this city provides the perfect setting for sightseeing. The Vravron Archaeological Site is a world renowned area that focuses on the discovery of artefacts from Ancient Greece. Two of the best preserved short swords were discovered here. Greece is known to have had cultural influences from other countries and the best proof is the Sotira Lykodimou Church. This Russian religious establishment does not impress with its architecture but its size is mesmerising. Experience the superb weather tasting delicious cocktails on the terraces of these excellent hotels: Endless Light Blue, Artemis, Bay View Apts II, Niki Apartments, Oasis Studios and Villa Ekavi. Make Pandeli Harbour your holiday destination and your family will be thrilled.