Porto Palermo 

3.1 (7 ratings)
  • 40° 3' 48" N, 19° 47' 34" E / See on the map

Characteristics

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

Type of seabed

  • Sand

Protection against wind & swell

0% — Protection score
Sunny
11.7°C
14.8°C
Wind
  • Speed : 1 knots
  • South (165°)
Swell
  • Height : 0.4 m
  • North West (293°)

Reachable by dinghy

  • Beach
    Available
  • Snack
    Available
  • Water
    Unavailable
  • Dock
    Unavailable

User reviews (7 ratings)

  • Jonathan — 01/07/2019
    Boomerang | Sailboat — 13.99 m

    This lovely bay is dominated by a castle fortified by Ali Pasha, accessible to visit if tied to the concrete jetty which we didn’t attempt. It was too high and fender-busting for our liking! We anchored in front of the military base in the northern end of the bay in 7 metres of sand. Clear water and good holding which you need for the kabatic winds that gust through in the evening. We were paid a visit by two friendly soldiers who swam out to verify who we were and how many on board. We asked for permission to stay for one night which was granted. It was a Sunday, we were one of just two boats so may have got lucky. If asked to move there is an alternative anchorage off the jetty or south of the headland near a hotel that looked ok.

    This lovely bay is dominated by a castle fortified by Ali Pasha, accessible to visit if tied to the concrete jetty which we didn’t attempt. It was too high and fender-busting for our liking! We anchored in front of the military base in the northern end of the bay in 7 metres of sand. Clear water and good holding which you need for the kabatic winds that gust through in the evening. We were paid a visit by two friendly soldiers who swam out to verify who we were and how many on board. We asked for permission to stay for one night which was granted. It was a Sunday, we were one of just two boats so may have got lucky. If asked to move there is an alternative anchorage off the jetty or south of the headland near a hotel that looked ok.

  • Katrina — 15/05/2019
    restless spirit | Sailboat — 11.85 m

    Contrary to advice given to us by 2 agents in Saranda, we were not allowed to stay here for more than 1 night. On our arrival we tied up to the dock, only to be told by an official that we were not allowed against the dock, but could anchor anywhere in the bay. soon after, a military rib comes over and told us we MUST leave the next day. there was bad weather coming, but they insisted we understood we had to depart the next day

    Contrary to advice given to us by 2 agents in Saranda, we were not allowed to stay here for more than 1 night. On our arrival we tied up to the dock, only to be told by an official that we were not allowed against the dock, but could anchor anywhere in the bay. soon after, a military rib comes over and told us we MUST leave the next day. there was bad weather coming, but they insisted we understood we had to depart the next day

  • Andrew — 28/08/2019
    Katherine | Sailboat — 20 m

    The pier is in deep water 9m all round even on the inside. It’s a little high for smaller boats as it’s a big step up to the top and you will need to pick a spot against the main piers, larger boats no problem. You need to be a little creative to tie off as there are only a few very large bollards but lots of broken concrete edged with steel reinforcement to tie to. We tied to the inside of the dock, the tourist boat arrived around 12 noon with about 10 visitors and backed in beside us mooring with their anchor but lots of space. Spoke to some locals at the restaurant and they advised that you should not go in the north of the bay close to where the navy base is. From September 30 to approx end of June the area returns to more active military operations and there may be some problems stopping but generally it is ok on the dock near the castle. We stayed several nights on the concrete dock near the castle and went to the caves and beaches towards the base. There was a military vessel patrolling the day we arrived but they ignored us.

    The pier is in deep water 9m all round even on the inside. It’s a little high for smaller boats as it’s a big step up to the top and you will need to pick a spot against the main piers, larger boats no problem. You need to be a little creative to tie off as there are only a few very large bollards but lots of broken concrete edged with steel reinforcement to tie to. We tied to the inside of the dock, the tourist boat arrived around 12 noon with about 10 visitors and backed in beside us mooring with their anchor but lots of space. Spoke to some locals at the restaurant and they advised that you should not go in the north of the bay close to where the navy base is. From September 30 to approx end of June the area returns to more active military operations and there may be some problems stopping but generally it is ok on the dock near the castle. We stayed several nights on the concrete dock near the castle and went to the caves and beaches towards the base. There was a military vessel patrolling the day we arrived but they ignored us.

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