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Location

This lush, axe-shaped island lies close to the coast of Albania. At its narrowest, the channel separating it is just a mile wide. Although being a popular and busy holiday destination, it is still possible to find places to enjoy its quiet beauty.

Position 39° 37.52'N, 19° 55.62'E (Mandraki marina)

Clearance

For full details on clearing into our out of Greece see Greek Formalities.

Corfu town is a port of entry and the central port authorities are situated at the far end (west) of the commercial port. The tax office for DEKPA payment is located in town opposite the theatre.

The easiest solution is to anchor in the bay under the Citadel and walk/bike to the authorities.

For EU boats - Useful notes on the process to follow in order to get a DEKPA here can be found under comments at the bottom of the page.

For non-EU boats - This is the only port on Corfu for international clearance (it is not possible at Gouvia Marina).

Authorities here are kept busy with the commercial vessels, cruise ships and ferries which dock here. They are however reported to be very friendly.

Last updated June 2018.

Tax Office (DEKPA)
Samara Spyrou 13 , Corfu Town
The building opposite the theatre, first floor, door on the right (see photo).

Docking

Port Mandraki, the old harbour below the fortress (photo taken by Chris Thorne), is under the authority of the Corfu Sailing Club and offers the best shelter with the most spectacular setting. It is shallow, so go bows-to and be sure to pull yourself well off the quay with the laid lines, as there tends to be a lot of wake here from passing commercial traffic and it can get choppy in strong northerlies.

The town quay is free, but is silting up so pick your spot carefully as depth is restricted in places. There is no security on the town quay and it can be noisy and smelly.

Alternatively, there is an anchorage south of the port in the bay, Ormos Garitsas. Here, there is shelter from the prevailing winds and the holding is good.

Coastguard Tel: +30 (0) 661 32665. VHF channel 12.

Last updated March 2018.

Gouvia Marina
PO Box 60 , 49083 Tzavros , Corfu, Greece
Tel:+30 26610 91900 Fax:+30 26610 91829 ,VHF Channel 69
Located in the closed bay of Gouvia about 3 miles north of Corfu town. When approaching from Corfu's northern channel the islet of Lazaretto is a landmark about a mile south of the entrance. The channel is marked by 2 pairs of light buoys, with depths 8 to 9 meters in the middle. Gouvia marina is surrounded by a developed tourist area full of restaurants, bars and hotels within walking distance of the 2 entrances. The centre of Corfu town is about 7 km away with regular bus service on the main road.
See Gouvia (Corfu) for more details. This marina has a boatyard with 75-ton travel hoist.
Port Mandraki - Harbour Master
Tel:+30 6945 377 674 ,VHF Channel 68
Contact: Andreas Doukakis.
Berths are managed by Corfu Sailing Club and may be available. Water, electricity, fuel available. Laid moorings with boats recommended to come bows-to the quay (see notes under docking). Keep approx 3m from mole to avoid rocks.

Yacht Clubs

The two yacht clubs, Corfu YC and Naok YC both have small harbours of their own.  They are not, in general, open to visitors, though it has been reported that visiting yachts may be able to find space at the Naok YC in the off season. Berthing is stern to, no water or electric. Be aware of electric cable running parallel  to the dock, 50m off of the north side (see comment below, RoseofKingston).

Naok Yacht Club
Corfu Town
Tel:+30.2661030470 Fax:+30.2661030470 ,VHF Channel 72
Nautical Club of Corfu (Naftikos Athlitikos Omilos Kerkyras). Located at 39° 37' 13" N, 19° 55' 33" E. To check availability, contact the club or the Port Curator Mr. Haris Andriotis, mob. +30.6981125053
laplante01
laplante01 says:
Aug 24, 2018 01:02 AM

End of June 2018 we left our 12 m Jeanneau at Corfu Yacht Yard. Same rates as Preveza where we first tried to leave the boat but they were already fully booked , beginning of June !
Very welcomed in Corfu. Quite old fashion yard/equipement. But very efficiently managed. Very good washroom/showers for staying on board while de/commissioning. Very close to Port Authorities and short taxi ride to airport. Lots of flights to Athens . Several marine stores nearby. Yard very accomodating on any needs, such as receiving parts ordered online, etc. Also very close to Sarande, Albania for a quick TI reset :)


Pierre Laplante
Canadian S/Y Sibylline

RoseofKingston
RoseofKingston says:
Jun 27, 2018 07:49 AM

We were on the Naok wharf for a few days in May, without any problems. We looked at the wharf again in June and there was no space. I believe it is unlikely any transient yachts will get a space on the high season, but can use it on an availability basis on low season.

Anchor berth stern to on the northern side. Be aware there is an electricity supply cable running parallel to the wharf about 50 metres off on the north side so don’t put your anchor too far out as it may foul. There is no longer water or power on the dock.

There is a small harbour area east of the fishing harbour but berthing is prone to swell and you risk being fined by Port Police.

Chris
Chris says:
Mar 06, 2018 02:53 PM

September 2017.
We had two nights in Port Mandraki - Corfu Sailing Club. 25 EUR per night for 2 nights for a 12 m Cat. Water and electricity available. Fuel available. Laid moorings. If on the outer mole go bows-to and you'll need to be about 3m from the mole to avoid the rocks. Helpful staff. Pleasant location in the Old Fortress. Likely quite exposed in northerlies as the mole is about 1m high.
Contact details - Hbr Master Andreas Doukakis.
Mobile: +30 6945 377 674.
VHF Ch68
e-mail: [email protected]

Sailors for Sustainability
Sailors for Sustainability says:
Sep 01, 2017 10:32 AM

We arrived on the West side of Corfu from Italy, St. George Bay. Great anchorage. As we didn't have the DEKPA yet, we contacted the Gouvia Marina, who told us that we shouldn't worry and get it once we made it to Gouvia or Corfu City. We also heard from seasoned sailors that they were never checked.
Once at anchorage in Corfu, we first went to the tax authorities. They are located down the street from the anchorage, opposite the theatre. There are no signs on the 5-story building and nothing in English at the entrance (or anywhere else).
Go up the stairs to the first floor and go through the first door on the right.
At the first of five counters (with a paper sign "DEKPA"), you need to present the passport of the skipper/owner and boat details.
Pay Eur 50 at the next counter.
Then make your way to the far end (west) of the commercial port, where the "Central Port Authorities" are located. On the first floor, immediately on the left is a small office, where you can apply for the DEKPA after showing the receipt from the tax authorities, passports, insurance, boat registration and the engine number.
Then it's downstairs (ground level) to a colleague who puts some stamps and takes you to another colleague to pay Euro 15 "Fee for Entry into Greece".
That's it, just make sure you do it in the right order!

Boatnotes
Boatnotes says:
Mar 03, 2017 12:25 PM

Mooring for free in the port possible, avoid the berths marked with an X, they are designated to tourist boats. Quite smelly though but super convenient. No security of course. If you are berthed close enough to the cafes you can get yourself free wifi :)

Boatnotes
Boatnotes says:
Mar 03, 2017 12:17 PM

We also negotiated the price down from 45 to 35 per night for 45' (cash only!). showers don't open before 10 am, no laundry. very spectacular setting, you'll have to walk through the fortress to enter and exit the yacht club.

MichaelK
MichaelK says:
Jun 14, 2015 08:10 AM

June 2015: Port Mandraki (the one below the old fortress): €45 per day for 46', though I was able to negotiate it down to €40/day for a 5 day stay - water and electricity and WiFi included.
While generally a pleaant setting, ferries and other shipping passing by WILL generate a lot of surge, so keep well of the quay (laid moorings). With more notherly winds above 4-5 it can also get quite choppy here.

You need to go bow first on the outer mole if you love your rudder.

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