Lipsi - another island in the Dodecanese archipelago

Port of Lipsi Dodecanese islands

Lipsi is an expanding small village. Construction of buildings, apartments, small hotels and (in June 2006) still in the harbour show, that the island prepares to make better money from the tourists, that obviously frequent the island in the high seasonal months July, August only. For sailors, that visit from April to November, the port was renewed and offers good shelter and all facilities one needs . As seen, the bay is very big and offers several small beaches to stay as well with a boat. The leftside port area on the picture seems to be made ready for dayboats coming over from nearby islands like Patmos or as well for bigger Yachts. Heavy construction was on itīs way in 6/2006, but no better information was available. The ferryboat-pier is in the righthanded area behind the white buildings. Sailingboats and smaller motorvessels, but as well Gulets can enter the inner harbour and drop their anchor. There is space enough for a great number of boats, and it is everywhere around deep enough.
view from the quai to the village and church of Lipsi
The island offers several Tavernas to the sailor and his crew, a modern bakery with icecream and breads is close to the harbour, but the staff there is often more interested in his friends, TV or other important things to do, but serving a customer...
The more sympathic and typical bakery is 2 minutes up the hill close to the church in the narrow alleys of the village with typical greek white architecture.
A small market is on the port, some very small shops in the village offer things needed daily, but nothing more, of course..

quai view to port of Lipsi and the village

 

Electricty and water for charterboats and other yachts are provided on the quai, but locked, so one must ask to get in contact with the guy, who opens the tap and connects the cable. However, the island is very small, so it will not take much time to be connected.

Arki is nice to stay for a few days and relax. Even in high season the village is not overcrowded, and the bays around allow short daytrips and returns for an evening with some holiday-atmosphere with many italian and french tourists. On some days, on could close his eyes and feel moored in Italy...

Right behind the ferry-quai (incoming on the left), theer is a swimming-pontoonwith space for another 5-8 boats. Nobody knows, if that pontoon will be kept or taken away one day.

 

 

Choose your next destination

From Arki, you can sail in 1,5 - 2 hours to Patmos, or with the wind to the southern island Leros-Lakki with it´s bays (15 nm) or to Agathonisi (10 nm).
Samos in the north is a nice trip upwind

The turkish coast is nearby as well, but to leave Greece, one should visit Kalymnos or Kos (Port of Entry) first and sail to Turgut Reis or Bodrum-City which are both turkish Ports of entry It is no problem to visit Turkey, but it is  not allowed to cross border without appropriate formal procedures.

With a greek charteryacht you must leave Turkey after the first Port of call or pay an extremely high Transitlog-charge!

Check other available sailor information about greek islands and turkish ports in the dodecanese sailing area

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