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Ay Stefanos Avliotes (N Corfou)

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Ay Stefanos Avliotes (N Corfou)

Characteristics

Description

This harbour is on the northern side and slightly to the east of Cape Kavokefali which is the westernmost tip of Corfu. 

When approaching from the North or sailing along the coast, one is guided by the lights of the houses and restaurants on the shore. The harbour is farther west than the lights. 

Care is needed when approaching from the South since the cape is not lit and a shoal extends about 50 meters out from it.

The harbour provides shelter in all weather and the sandy bottom good holding. 

Depths in the basin are about 2.5 meters or more. Unfortunately the entrance to the harbour silts up rather rapidly and thus, if it has not been dredged recently, limits the entrance of craft drawing more than 1.2 to 1.4 meters; approach must be conducted with care. 

Silting up is more marked on the breakwater's side so craft must keep to the middle of the passage. The jetty is usually full of local boats, except for one spot reserved for the caiques connecting the harbour with the Diapontia islands. One can tie up bows-to behind the breakwater.

The harbour does not provide fuel or water. The nearby sandy beach (about 600 meters away) of Ayios Stefanos is one of the most beautiful in Corfu and is considerably developed, with restaurants, bars, cafeterias, and shops.

11/03/2014
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Joëlle
Ay Stefanos Avliotes (N Corfou)
11/03/2014
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Joëlle
Ce port se trouve au N de Corfou, à l'E du cap Kavokefali, la pointe la plus à l'W de Corfou.

Le brise-lame n'est visible que lorsqu'on se trouve tout près du port. Attention à l'entrée qui s'envase. Vers le milieu du chenal d'entrée la profondeur peut être de 1,5 m si l'entrée n'a pas été draguée.

Bonne protection du vent de NW.

On peut mouiller au milieu de la baie par 3 à 6 m d'eau.

Le port n'a ni eau, ni gazoil.

11/03/2014
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Joëlle
Ay Stefanos Avliotes (N Corfou)
11/03/2014
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Joëlle
Ay Stefanos Avliotes (N Corfou)
11/03/2014
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Joëlle
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