Vathi is a beautiful small fishing harbour. It is a very peaceful hamlet set in spectacular surroundings at the bottom of a volcano.
Vathi is hard to see until you are nearer. Care is needed when entering the harbour as it has a fairly narrow entrance.
Anchor: On approaching the harbour north of Vathi there is a small white chapel on the cliff edge. In good weather is possible to anchor in this small cove. It is possible to anchor in the north east corner of Pounda Bay, just south of Vathi.
Ashore: a few tavernas and no mini market. There is a bread van that comes round to the quay in the morning selling fresh bread, pastries, juice, milk and yoghurt. There is an outside fresh water spring shower near the end of the quay that is very refreshing during the summer heat.
- great swimming and snorkelling off the end of the quay, just watch out for the yachts manoeuvring in the harbour.
- climb up to the volcano
- visit the remains of ancient Methana just south of Vathi.