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Useful Information (10)

Official pages



Police Department of Anogia

Tel: +30 28340 32550

Police Department of Rethymno

Tel: +30 28310 88155

Rethymno Police Headquarters

Tel: +30 28310 88100

Port information

Bali anchorage

Location: 35*24'.1 24*47'.1
Bali is a seaside resort about 20km east of Rethimnon. In the bay there are 2 small coves on the west side, in front of the town, that provide safe anchorage for all but northeastern winds.

Facilities: Bali can provide minimal shopping, no repairs and with some effort fuel may be ordered. There are mailing facilities and international telephone calls can be made. There is no Port Police or Customs. The village has a pharmacy. There are hotels and tavernas.

Comments: Safe anchorage is in the 2 small coves on the west side of the bay. The coves provide protection in north and north west winds. There are rocks extending from the west side of the bay seaward. The town is well lit up at night. The shelter is no good in the winter as the waves break over the retaining wall, causing a swell that is dangerous. The anchor holding in the bays is poor.

This text is cited Oct 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains image.

Panormos anchorage

Location: 35* 25'.3 24* 41' 6
Panormos is a small village 10km east of Rethimnon. There is a newly constructed breakwall that will provide shelter from north and north west winds. The harbour is open to the east. The town is above the harbour.

Facilities: The village of Panormon has shopping for provisions especially during tourist season. There are also mailing and international telephone services. Fuel may be purchased but there are no repairs done here. There are hotels and tavernas during tourist season. There is a doctor and a pharmacy. There is a boat ramp for small boats.

Comments: The alongside mooring in the harbour provides good shelter for all but strong north, east and northeast winds. The harbour is open to the east. There is a light on the harbour entrance.

This text is cited Oct 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains image.

Plakias anchorage

Location: 35*10'.3 24*23'.8
Plakias is a small village in the bay of Plakias, in the south of Crete, 40km east of Hora Sfakion. The village has hotels and tavernas along the shore and is in the east end of the bay. Coming from the east you will round Akrotiri Kakomouri and the west Akrotiri Stavros. There is a quay at the west end of the village.

Facilities: Plakias has mini markets that can provide most provisions. Fuel can be purchased 2km outside the village. There are no port authorities or medical facilities in the village. There are no repairs done here. There are some hotels and tavernas. There is a ramp near the pier for small boats. This may be difficult to use because the tavernas spread into the street. There are taxis and a daily bus to Rethimnon.

Comments: Plakias has stern-to and bow-to moorings that provide shelter in SW winds. The harbour is open to the east and south. Anchor in the bay only in calm weather. This area is area is known for its sudden and violent winds.

This text is cited Oct 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains image.

Rethimnon anchorage

Location: 35*22'.5 24*29' (28310) 22276, 28971 VHF Ch 12, 18
Rethimnon is the third largest city on Crete and is between Chania and Iraklion. The city is easily identified from the sea by the large Venetian fort (Fortezza) on the hill to the west of the city. The harbour is just east of this.

Facilities: The city of Rethimnon can provide most shopping facilities for the boater with ample stores and light repair shops. Water and fuel can be brought to the quay. There is a General Hospital, private doctors, dentists, as well as pharmacies. In the harbour there is Customs authorities and Port police but no Immigration. Rethimnon is not a Port of Entry. The town itself is immediately around the harbour. There are many tavernas and hotels as well as full telephone and post services.

Comments: The small Venetian harbour will only accommodate 2 or 3 small boats. The entrance depth is uneven and unpredictable because of silting. The stern-to bow-to moorings provide very good shelter in all weather conditions. In the outer harbour stern-to bow-to or alongside mooring are on the east and west walls. The east has good protection in all weather conditions. The outer harbour has a flashing green light on its right wall and a flashing red light on its left. The inner harbour has a light on the old lighthouse. In foul weather, waves at the harbour entrance can be dangerous.

This text is cited Oct 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains image.

Rethymno Port


Tel: +30 28310 24000, 25000

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