Galaxidi 

General Data

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Dock Services

Description

Well-sheltered, equipped with some recently restored quays, located at the foot of a picturesque town, very popular among rich Athenians, Galaxidi is a harbour located north of the Gulf of Corynth.

It doesn't offer any marina and services are, as usual in Greece, rather essential: water and electric charging columns ( at just 5 euros a day), bollards and mooring rings.

Galaxidi is a small town which, before being recently discovered by domestic tourism (Athenians, and not only, usually get here to spend weekends), was famous especially for its proximity to Delphi. Of course, it keeps this feature but today the town is also rich of cafés and restaurants.

Galaxidi is well-sheltered by a wooded peninsula and two islets to the east which mark the entrance to a deep narrow bay hosting the quay and the mooring places. The wooded peninsula can be explored by foot through nice paths developing in the pine forest.

As already said, Delphi is not far - just about 20 km - and you can easily reach it by bus. There, you can visit the worderful archaelogical site and the museum housing the famous Delphi's bronze statue.

Galaxidi, too, offers many attractions, such as a naval museum and an interesting archaelogical one. On the hill overlooking the town, raises Agios Nikoluas' Cathedral which houses a wonderful inlaid wooden iconostasis.

Getting Galaxidi by boat is not difficult but there are some things which need to be considered. First of all, the bridge of Rion-Antirion, which marks the entrance of the Gulf of Corynth. Those who come from West usually have to pass between the two first southern pillars; anyway, it's compulsory to ask for instructions on VHF channel 14 when you are at 5 miles from the bridge and again at 1 mile.

While approaching to Galaxidi, you have to sail between Apsifia and Ag. Georgios islets to reach the etrance of the bay; here, depths are about 8-10 m but we recommend not to pass south of Apsifia, since depth is very limited and the area presents many insidious rocks. Keep a certain distance from Ag. Georgios, too, always because of rocks.

Once arrived in the harbour, you'll find mooring places on the western side, at the quay just in front the town.

You can moor laterally at one of the three sides of the cement dock located just at the entrance. As an alternative, you can use the many bollards or mooring rings available at the quay. Depth is 3 m and the muddy seabottom is quite safe. Here, there's room for about 5-6 boats mooring laterally or up to 15 in case of head-on or stern-on moorings.

The quay is equipped with water and electric charging columns (free in winter, available for 5 euros a day in summer).

Be careful: a moderate tide can occur within the harbour by varying depth even up 0.5 m.

If you don't find any place in the harbour, you can have a try in the two small bays located just north of that hosting the port. They're well-sheltered, too, and nice.

Galaxidi is excellently sheltered from all winds, except for rare strong north-eastern winds which can sometimes reach the harbour in summer.

As regard services on land, Galaxidi offers a well-equipped chandler shop (Marine Shop, in the harbour area), a laundry, dozens of cafés and taverns, excellent restaurants, a car rental service and a fuel delivery service.

If you are so unlucky and you don't find any place neither in Galaxidi nor in the two bays north of it, you can choose Itea, a commercial port located north-east of Galaxidi, equipped with an uncompleted marina. It's usually crowded by fishermen but transiting recreational boats can moor laterally at the breakwater, where depth reaches about 4 m. It's well-sheltered but with no services.

 

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