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    We were in Samos marina last year on a charter. We have friends that live there and I'm flying out there in a couple of weeks. Samos is a lovely island and is relatively undeveloped tourist-wise, but is suffering, like all of Greece, from the effects of the government's austerity programme. The marina is modern, well run and the staff are friendly and helpful. There is a chandlery and a couple of bars/restaurants on site, and it’s a 20 min walk into Pythagorion, with lots of bars, restaurants, car hire and a small supermarket just out of town near the airport. We would certainly consider it as a Greek base. The outlying islands are lovely and of course you can almost chuck a biscuit onto a Turkish beach from there. The main downside is that as far as I know there are no direct flights from the UK in the winter and going via Athens is expensive and takes forever. Charter flights seem plentiful and reasonably cheap in the summer though.

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    Last news I heard was that the marina chandlery had closed, and it's business had moved to the town chandlery. I don't know whether that was a seasonal thing though. The marina supports quite a lot of charter trade though, which is always good news for yacht support.
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    The chandlery has closed and much of its small stock is now on the shelves of the supermarket which is next door on the marina site. There is a very good chandlers in the main town of Vathi on the sea front almost opposite the small yacht harbour. The Taverna on site (Mama's) has really excellent Greek food, the supermarket is good. All in all one of our favourite spots and have considered wintering there. Probably not a liveaboard community there yet and a bit of a stretch into town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sycestlavie View Post
    Kos marina has extended its "territory" in Kos harbour. In addition to the wall in front of the castle on the NE side they will now manage the wall on the NW side (in front of the electrical company) and part of the wall where the tripper boats are usually moored. They will also manage the area between the castle and the quay where the ferries dock. It would appear that there will be no more free mooring in the harbour.
    What a shame - used the 'free' quay many times. Free water, wifi from the hotel and closer to Carrefour than the marina quay. Friendly fishermen too.

    Hope they don't try to charge when everyone is rolling around in N or NE blow!

    Oh well that's Kos town off the agenda this year. Another free one bites the dust.

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