Lixoúrion 282 00, Greece
GPS: 38°12’13.6″N 20°26’22.8″E / 38.203779, 20.439652
The town of Lixouri and its large purpose-built harbour are situated on the W side of the Gulf of Argostoli at the SW end of the island of Kefalonia in Greece, just three miles from the harbour of Argostoli on the E side of the gulf. Although the harbour is large and has plenty of space for visiting yachts, few tend to visit, preferring the bustle of Argostoli on the other side. Also, the harbour is subject to some silting, and the regular arrival of the ferries from Argostoli tends to stir up the mud, making depths uneven. However, as a quieter alternative to its busier neighbour across the gulf, Lixouri has much to offer, including some good waterfront tavernas. Shelter in the harbour is excellent, although there can be some swell in strong N or NE winds (albeit not as bad as Argostoli).
There is a small private marina 200 metres N of the main harbour, where a yacht may be able to negotiate a berth. The marina is entered from NE between a long detached E breakwater and a shorter S one. The only space likely to be available is on the third pontoon from the N end, where there are several laid moorings tailed to pickup buoys. The moorings are owned by the Sea Trek charter company and you may be lucky enough to find one free for a short stay. Depths on the pontoon are 3.75 metres. There is water and electricity on the pontoons. Shelter here is excellent in all conditions.
It is possible (if a little pointless) to anchor with care in the S part of the harbour, well clear of the ferry jetty. Depths are only 3.0 – 3.5 metres and a short scope is advisable to avoid swinging into the shallows near the S quay.
Length: minimum 5 m maximum 9 m
Draught: minimum 0.5 m maximum 6 m
Number of berths: 5