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N 37° 08' 7" - E 24° 27' 19"
Serifos island
Koutala

Published on 21 August 2007 - Updated on 22 August 2007
by Freddy Riffont


         
Charts     Forecast area  
 
Distances  
 
Approach  
by Day    
by Night    
Dangers A chain is supposed to lay on the bottom in the NW of the bay, in ront of the local boats anchorage. I didn’t see anything but it is may be dug into the mud?   
Lights  
The Anchorage
Access South of Serifos island  Description  
Services   Draught <5m in the NW, but quickly increasing to 10/15m; <3-5m in the NE with a more regular slope 
Anchorage In the NW, the best place is between the beach and the construction for mineral loading. But careful, the holding is poor: soft mud and seawed with hard sand. In front of the beach, fixed mooring buoys oblige to anchor at 8-10m, same holding.
The NE bay, "Vayia", is much wider but under direct NE wind and with a NW wind that blows stronger.
Both places are open to the South sector. Quite permanent swell. Not advised by night with strong wind. 
the Place
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©Freddy Riffont
Victualling  
Various svces  
Setting This baie has some charm for those who like industrial remains, testimony of a human activity that is quickly damaging. It is not very crowded and yacht prefer to sail directly to Livadhi.  Tourism  

NOTE :

Old place of the mining company that went to Mega Livadhi in 1890. The shore is a real gruyère, pierced with galeries to extract magnetite. This curious mineral is a very heavy stone that looks like a rusted metal block.