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Porto Kagio (Anchorage)

Average 4 stars from 5 user reviews.

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Coordinates: 036° 25.973' N , 022° 29.114' E
Country: Greece


  • in front of the village in 3 - 10 m of sand and gravel-covered rock. 
  • in the north of the bay, between a monastery and the exit in 3 - 8 m also gravel and rock, but holds a little better. 
The large bay is surrounded all around by high mountains, which are responsible for occasionally violent gusts, especially in westerlies. To the west of the bay there is a tower, which can be used as a landmark. 
Ashore: in the south there is a small village. There are limited facilities in the village, two mini-markets, bread, fresh produce (fruits and vegetables). There are several tavernas. Water and fuel are not available.

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by Helen Heath on 30 May 2019

We initially anchored in the north end of the bay as there was no room at the southern end by the tavernas. We moved there as people left and space became available.  Holding was good. A very strong westerly built up and everyone left - we were last but one to leave. The anchor dug in well (second attempt in the north) but the funnelling effect was incredible whipping up waves in the bay so we decided to head north to Yithion (Githion).

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by Chantal Tessier on 01 May 2019

Nice setting with the tower-like buildings. We haven't been ashore but it looks lovely.

Good holding in the west of the bay. There were srtong westerlies and we were up all night for anchor watch as the bay was crowded but it held up well. We thought we'd be protected from the west winds but you are not as the mountain shapes a funnel into the bay.

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by Michael storey on 20 July 2019

A beautiful anchorage.  Great scenery and walks ashore.  Mani is simply stunning.  However not the easiest of places to anchor in.   Ground hard, winds variable and gusty.  We slept with one eye open....and ears tuned for our anchor watch app.

No sign of any mini markets ashore, and beware the dishonest grocer who arrives daily in a van.  His accounting philosophy is exorbitantly random to say the least.  Good quality fruit and veggies though...

We experienced the most thorough search of our paper work ever by the roving Githion coast guard.  Passports, boat papers,  insurance, cruising tax etc ...everything was picked through in fine detail.  They insist on a Greek translation of your insurance and need to see and understand your policy coverage details, (such as where it covers pollution, injury liability, limits etc).  All conducted in a very friendly and professional manner.   All boats at anchorage were checked.  Have heard this happens often in the region.  Best to have all paperwork up to scratch in this gulf ...

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by Ian Moulding on 22 June 2018

Well protected but can be a little crowded as boats hug the shallow waters for anchoring. Hard sand on rhe bottom but anchor set ok. 

Very sleepy place, a couple of tavernas, didn't see any signs of mini markets.

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by Ralf Gerking on 12 November 2018

Even if this is your only stop on the Mani peninsula, there are some good examples for the typical tower like buildings of this area. Even the new build hotel behind the tavernas at the beach refers to this classical architecture of the region.

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