Kalydon West Bay 

4.4 (5 ratings)
  • 35° 16' 47" N, 25° 44' 24" E / See on the map


  • Anchor
  • Mooring buoys
  • Anchor stern to
  • Lines ashore
    Not necessary

Type of seabed

  • Sand

Protection against wind & swell

Reachable by dinghy

  • Beach
  • Snack
  • Water
  • Dock

User reviews (5 ratings)

  • Jörg ~ 09/06/2020
    alegria | Motorboat ~ 12.5 m

    Very well protected bay with good anchorage in the sandy bottom. to the promenade of elounda about 1 nm with the dinghi. The water is not very clear through the sandy bottom and when the swell comes from the direction of elounda there is a little plastic rubbish which collects in the corner of the bay with the small beach and barbecue area.

    Sehr gut geschützte bucht mit guten halt des ankers im Sandboden. bis zur Promenade von elounda etwa 1 sm mit dem dinghi. Das Wasser ist nicht ganz klar durch den Sandboden und wenn der swell aus Richtung elounda kommt hat es ein wenig plastik Müll was sich genau in der Ecke der bucht mit dem kleinen Strand und Grillplatz sammelt .

  • Ivan ~ 07/08/2019
    Big Gift | Sailboat ~ 17.6 m

    The bay is well protected from the sea but beware of the katabatic winds that blow violently from the west. With force 3 or 4 Beaufort winds in the open sea, constant and continuous katabatic gusts on 25 - 30 - 35 knots. It is advisable to anchor on the west side along the entire bay so as not to have the rocks immediately at the stern of your boat. If you arrive at night no problem, the depths are maximum 7 meters even in the center of the lagoon. To enter the bay, sail slightly east (towards the island of Spinalonga) from the center of the channel and you will have a minimum depth of 4.5 meters.

    La baia è ben protetta dal mare ma attenzione ai venti catabatici che soffiano con violenza da Ovest. Con venti forza 3 o 4 Beaufort in mare aperto, raffiche catabatiche costanti e continue sui 25 - 30 - 35 nodi. Si consiglia di ancorare sul lato Ovest lungo tutta la baia in modo da non avere gli scogli subito a poppa della vostra barca. Se arrivate di notte nessun problema, le profondità sono massimo 7 metri anche nel centro della laguna. Per entrare nella baia, navigate leggermente a est (verso l’isola di Spinalonga) rispetto al centro del canale e avrete un minimo di 4,5 metri di profondità.

  • Michael  und Cathleen
    Michael und Cathleen ~ 11/08/2018
    SY Mimi | Sailboat ~ 10.6 m

    All around sheltered anchorage, water clean but a bit murky.

    Rundum geschützter Ankerplatz, Wasser sauber aber etwas trüb.

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