LatitudeLat 36° 34' 23'' N
LongitudeLong 26° 20' 27'' E
Minimum Draught1 m
Maximum Draught2 m
Shelterfrom all winds
Port Entrance Times24h/24
Near AnchoragesSt. Andrew's Bay
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Astipalea, the butterfly-shaped island, is the most western island of Dodecanese archipelago. Easily accessible from Rhodi, Amorgo, Kardamena and Crete, it can be both a good solution to have a stop during the cruises between one island to another and a good shelter from northern and southern winds. The island offers, in fact, two large bays, high jagged coasts and small coves anywhere.
The main harbour of the island is Skala, at the foot of Chora, south-west of the island; then there is Agios Andreas, a ferries harbour, with no yachting services but offering a good shelter from southern winds.
Agios Andreas is located opposite Skala, on the eastern edge of the namesake bay. It’s a sort of white elephant, with no villages in the surroundings. The closest town is Chora, 7 km away.
The harbour of Agios Andreas is totally artificial; boats can moor inside it, along the dock, in a depth which varies from 1 to 2 metres. If you don’t find any place, you can reach St. Andrew’s Bay, a good shelter from both western and southern winds.
Water and electricity can be found along the dock