The Best Marinas for Wintering in Greece
The best marinas for wintering in Greece have the necessary facilities to safely accommodate your boat. If you are looking for a place where you can leave your boat in trustworthy hands, we’ve got just what you need.
The following Greek marinas offer a high standard of service and good shelter during winter. Read on and discover some great places where your boat can spend the cold season.
Gouvia Marina is the first marina in Greece to have a private owner and one of the best Greek marinas for wintering. Gouvia Marina is situated on the terrific island of Corfu, only a few km away from the homonymous capital-town of the island.
If you decide to leave your boat here during winter, you will easily reach it as Gouvia marina is also close to the airport. Moreover, Corfu’s position is ideal for the start of the sailing season as it offers good connections between the Adriatic Sea and the Mediterranean.
Gouvia marina has a vast capacity. It is able to host as many as 1235 vessels on floating pontoons or permanent ones. From these, more than 500 hundred are dry berthing facilities.
Both in the peak season and in the off-season, the professional staff of Marina Gouvia will offer you assistance upon arrival, departure and throughout your stay. Gouvia Marina can be reached via channel 69.
Their package of services comprises commercial facilities, restaurants and bars, supermarket, fuel station, port police, laundry, swimming pool, sport fields, kindergarten, full range of technical service, 65-ton travelift, 5-ton crane, maintenance and repairs, boat painting & washing, etc.
The 6-months price for a 15m-long boat is 3169€, including VAT.
Lefkas Marina defines itself as one of the most beautiful marinas in the Mediterranean and we can only agree on this. Bathed by the Ionian Sea, the Island of Lefkada is one of the most popular attractions in Greece and wintering in Lefkas Marina is a good idea for those who want to set sailing from an idyllic place next summer.
Lefkas Marina allows boats of maximum 45 meters long and 4 meters in draught to dock here. They provide a total number of 620 berths. You will also find 280 dry berths in this harbour. Lefkas Marina provides modern facilities and a friendly approach.
We highly recommend this marina for their good customer support. You can dock here all year round and benefit from the same level of care and attention.
Lefkas Marina has a reception office and control tower where you can get information on their service or what to do in the area. Their amenities include a hotel with swimming pool, surgery, toilets & laundry, conference centre, good internet connection, nearby shopping and dining facilities, technical services, 150-ton travelift, 60-ton crane, maintenance and repairs, including underwater repairs, carpentry, upholstery, etc. This marina is pretty busy in the high season but perfect in spring and autumn.
The rates applied by Lefkas Marina for half a year for a 15m-long boat is 3184€, VAT included.
Leros Marina is situated in the picturesque Lakki harbor, on the Island of Leros, in the Dodecanese chain.
This is one of the cheapest marinas for wintering in Greece and there are two main features that distinguish it. This is a laid-back place where you can really take a break from the noise and agitation of tourist destinations.
Coming here in autumn to leave your boat in this harbour will also give you a good reason to linger around for some days and relax.
Furthermore, in Leros Marina you can truly rest assured that your vessel is safe from any perils. Leros harbour is located in the most sheltered part of the bay, being protected from winds. The facilities you will find here are modern and well-kept. There are 9 floating pontoons offering 220 berths and a boatyard that can offer dry docking for 600 boats.
Among their services, you can count on fuelling provisions, fresh water, electricity, WiFi, battery disposal, waste oil disposal, toilets and showers, laundry service, café-bar-restaurant, marina store, reception, 60-ton travelift.
The 6-month fee for a 15m boat is 3078€ with VAT included.
Preveza Marina is located in a splendid coastal area bathed by the crystal water of the Ionian Sea, close to the city center of Preveza and only 5km away from the airport.
Preveza Marina has long been a famous departure point for sailors venturing in the Adriatic and Ionian seas.
Therefore, Preveza Marina has become one of the best stopovers in the area, offering state of the art facilities for sailing boats and luxury yachts. Up to 300 vessels can dock here, in water.
The maximum boat length allowed in this marina is 45m and the maximum draught is 4,5m. This is a recurrent destination for international sailors and a famous location for nautical events.
Preveza Marina offers a comprehensive package of services including internet, showers toilets, freshwater electricity, mini-market, laundry and drying service, ATM, restaurant, café and bar, cleaning services, fuel station, maintenance and repairs, pump station, parking, playground.
Kalamata Marina is located in the Messinian Gulf, in the western part of the Kalamata harbor. This area provides a great passageway between 3 seas: the Aegean, the Ionian, and the Mediterranean. It is a great departure point towards multiple sailing destinations.
Kalamata Marina provides guests with access to all the services they might require commercial facilities, restaurants and bars, port police, car rental, fuel station, laundry service, water & electricity for all the berths, showers & toilets.
Kalamata Marina can accommodate up to 250 vessels on floating and permanent pontoons. Dry docking is available for 150 vessels. There is a 60-ton travelift and a wide range of technical services and repairs are also available. The maximum dimensions allowed in this marina are 25 meters length and 3 meters draught.
If you are looking for one of the cheapest marinas for wintering in Greece, remember that Kalamata charges 2217€ (VAT included) for 15m length boats for 6 months.
Zea Marina is located in Piraeus, in the eastern part of the Piraiki peninsula. This is a popular area for tourists where you will find plenty services and leisure activities.
Zea Marina spreads over a surface of more than 4.780 sq.m. You will be welcomed here with a comprehensive range of services including shops, bars, restaurants, laundry, supermarket, toilets & showers, repair services (upholstery, wood-working, mechanical and electronic repairs), fuel station, port police, car, boat or motorbike rental service.
The port of Zea can accommodate up to 670 boats of maximum 80 meters in length and a draft of maximum 8 meters. The vessels can be accommodated on floating or permanent pontoons. Close to Zea Marina, you can discover the vivid area of Piraeus, lined with bars and restaurants.
For a 6-months stay, the price including VAT is 5550€ for a 15m-longboat.
Greece is a terrific summer destination but also a perfect choice for wintering. The prices applied by Greek marinas are lower than those of other destinations in the Mediterranean. On the other hand, their services are good, and the locations are well sheltered and beautiful.
If you’ve made up your mind and chose Greece for this winter, get in touch with us. We would love to help you secure a place for your vessel in one of the best marinas for wintering in Greece.
Don’t forget to pay the Tepai Tax (Tepah) – the new Greek cruising tax.
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