Trizonía 33058, Trizonia Island, Greece
GPS: 38°22’11.6″N 22°04’35.6″E / 38.369882, 22.076554
Nisís Trizónia Marina is located on Trizonia Island, the largest of the Corinthian Gulf and the only one currently inhabited. This natural harbour hosts the luxury yachts of the tourists that come to spend quality time with friends and family on this marvellous island. Here you can relax in the sun on the beach of Chania, with its gorgeous waters and soft sand, enjoy the silence and recharge your batteries while observing the dolphins swimming around. If you are a fan of water sports, you can go diving and snorkelling into the magical little gulfs. The many landmarks available for visitation include the Church of Aghios Georgios, Aghia Paraskevi Church and the old primary school. During the evenings you can taste the delicious fresh fish or a seafood menu at the traditional taverns, Porto Trizonia, Sini F. Ioanna and Kalypso is waiting for you with open arms and well-known Greek hospitality. You can find high-quality accommodation at Trizonia Beach Hotel and Greenblue Hotel.
The “marina” is the only place to moor on the island. While there is a small harbour on the NE side used by the small fishing boats, it does not offer good shelter and is relatively shallow. The marina consists of a long, outer E breakwater extending from the shore of the peninsula that shelters the marina from NE and a shorter, inner W breakwater extending from the opposite shore. Inside there are also two long concrete jetties extending due S from the northern shore. Yachts berth in one of five positions:
Alongside either of the two concrete jetties, wherever there is space. The inner ends are occupied by local boats on laid moorings. Do not attempt an anchor moor here as there are mooring chains along the jetty. The quay is quite rough here and liable to damage fenders if you are not careful. Mooring bollards are plentiful but there are no other facilities on the jetties. Depths are 3.0 – 4.0 metres.
Alongside (or, during busy periods, stern/bows-to) the inside of either breakwater. The bollards are widely spaced here but there are also mooring rings set into the wall in places if you are doing an anchor moor. Depths here are also 3.0 – 4.0 metres and the holding is good in mud.
Alongside the outside of the W breakwater. Depths here are only 2.5 – 3.0 metres, so this position is not suitable for deep draft yachts. Note that the area towards the root of the outside of this breakwater is dangerously shallow.
Alongside (or, during busy periods, stern/bows-to) the outside of the E breakwater. Depths here are greater, at 4.0 – 5.0 metres, and bollards are plentiful. This position is, however, only suitable in settled weather and becomes very uncomfortable with anything E in the wind.
Alternatively, anchor off in the bay. Depths are 5.0 – 6.0 metres and the holding is good in mud and weed. Make sure, however, that your anchor is well dug in before going ashore as yachts have dragged here.
Note: a yacht has sunk at its moorings between the two jetties (see below right). Navigate with care!
Many boats have wintered here. Despite the “marina” it is an attractive anchorage.
Service Station for ships