The marina in Greece in the city of Spétsai has a range of services available to its customers . If you are looking for a port with nautical services, Spétsai (Baltiza Creek) has some available. Upon your arrival, the personnel at the port will be there to assist you in any way they can to help you get to your mooring.
Spétsai (Baltiza Creek)
Harbour Master's Office
Bar / Restaurant
Rent a car
Conspicuous From the distance the houses of Spétsai town around the northern shores and on the gentle slopes are easily seen. Closer in, the lighthouse on Ák Fanári, the headland forming the Ε side of the harbour, and a number of whitewashed windmill towers (now converted to houses) are conspicuous.
By night Use the light on Ák Fanâri FI.WR.5s 18/14M and the light on the extremity of the headland Q.R.3M.
Care should be taken rounding the extremity of the headland where there are some above-water rocks and a short reef.
There is often a confused swell at the entrance with S winds.
Note A large unlit mooring buoy lies between Spétsai and Spetsopoula.
Anchor in the bay with a long line ashore or stern or bows-to in the inner harbour if there is room. Bâltiza Creek is a popular destination for yachts in the season and the inner harbour will usually be full to bursting and the outer harbour too crowded for you to swing at anchor. In the outer harbour the bottom is sand and weed (poor holding in patches) and in the SW corner there is a large permanent mooring chain fouling the bottom. In the inner harbour the bottom is mud - excellent holding.
Shelter With strong NW winds the outer harbour is uncomfortable and possibly dangerous for small yachts. Wash from the water-taxis in the outer harbour can be uncomfortable though not usually dangerous. The inner harbour has excellent all-round protection and a number of yachts are wintered afloat here.
Authorities Port police and customs in the new harbour. Charge band 2 in the inner harbour.
Spetses island is also called as Spetsai island. It is a small island at the SW coast of Argolic Gulf. It is in “Argo-Saronic” sailing area which is very popular summer destination & the ideal vacation spot for calm summer sailing holidays.
Spetses is a small island, only 12km from one end to another. Island offers green landscapes with pine-tree forests and hilly mountains and nice beaches.
The capital town is Spetses, same name with the island, same as in most of the Greek. Spetses town is characterized with its white-washed & blue-roofed houses, romantic alleys.
At Spetses Island, motor vehicles are restricted. The local transportation is provided by bus rides, water taxis, donkeys and carriages
There are two small harbours, old and new where old harbour is called Baltiza and new harbour is called Dapia by local people. Besides the main town, there are also nice villages such as Kastelli, Kounoupitsa and Analipsi.
There are tens of nice beaches, mostly pebbly ones, and secluded small coves where yacthsmen can anchor and have their privicy.
The most famous beaches are Agia Marina, Zogeria, Agioi Anargiroi, Ligoneri, Xilokeriza, Agia Paraskevi, Vrellos and Bekiri.
Restaurants, tavernas, cafes, bars and various commercial shops selling local products & souvenirs are gathered mainly around the new & old port of Spetses.
The prevailing wind is SE, in generally at at 3-5 Bft.during summertime. For the period of spring & autumn though the wind usually blows weak from S. Spetses has warm & sunny climate almost all year round. The days are hot with lots of sunshine during summer. During spring and autumn, the temperature is ideal and the whole atmosphere very tempting, which makes Spetses a fantastic sailing destination!
The old harbour, Baltiza is well sheltered. One can either moor in the inner part or drop anchor in the outer part of the harbour, Baltiza is usually crowded during summer, so it is suggested to try to moor before noon.
The new harbour Dapia is considered as the main harbour and reserved for the ferries & local boats.
Highly Suggested Anchorages are Ormos Zoyioryia (NW of Spetses).
This island is perfect for all kind of watersports. which can be found mostly at the beaches of Agia Marina, Agia Paraskevi and Agioi Anargiroi. There is also a water ski academy in Kaiki beach which is only 1,5 km from the old harbour, Baltiza.
Bicycling and walking through dense pine-tree forests will be a lovely and entertaining way to pass the day. For a panoramic of the island and the nearby islands as well as Peloponnese Coast, one should not miss to visit the highest point of Spetses, Mount Profitis Ilias.
Spetses, Balza, Palaio Limani 18050
VHF channel 12
Port Authority: +30 22980 72245
Medical Center: +30 22980 72472