Skala 855 00, Patmos, Greece
GPS: 37°19’38.7″N 26°32’39.9″E / 37.327428, 26.544417
Skala Marina is a small marina situated in the city with the same name with easy access to the shores of the Aegean Sea. The city’s positioning on the island of Patmos makes it the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday. With gentle winds and superb weather almost all year round, this port is the ideal place for those who want to experience nautical sports. Water skiing and windsurfing can be enjoyed on Skala Beach. Also, this is the place where you can taste refreshing cocktails and traditional beverages in Michael’s Bar or the Akri Seaside Bar. Accommodations can be found on the shores of the marina and feature simple holiday resorts. Experience unique moments in these beautiful venues: Skala Hotel, Nicolas Studios and Effie Hotel. Restaurants in the area will provide quality dishes and Traditional Greek cuisine that will spice up your holiday and will ensure your stay here will be one to remember. Old Times, Apostolis and Sirocco are just some of the finest establishments in town.
Skala is a fairly safe harbor during the meltemi season despite the strong gusts and cross-winds. However, it is open to the SE and during the winter months it can become untenable. The yacht berths are towards the head of the inlet, on a half-mile long quay along the west side, north of the town beach.
There is a Hellenic Electricity building that seems to be using a Diesel Generator and the fumes hang in the air like a bus waiting for passengers. Nazos Supermarket (next door) will give you 12/24 hour Wifi Passes when you buy products. Internet quality is good. The quay closer to the town is reserved for ferries and tripper boats. During strong northerly winds the fetch on the quay can become uncomfortable and you are usually anchor mooring with a cross wind. The holding is mostly good in mud, but in a strong meltemi plough-type anchors can drag, so it is important to check your anchor is secure if leaving the boat in these conditions. There are also several charter fleets operating from Skala, so anchors can and do get tangled.
Service Station for ships