37° 58.5N 24º 32.4 E
Ormos Kastri is a small bay on the south eastern end of Evia in the Stenon Kafirevs between Evia and Andros. It is about 400 m wide at the northern end and provides excellent shelter from the prevailing northerlies but is hard to identify on the approach.
The Meltemi funnels through the Straight and even a 20 knot wind can produce a short uncomfortable sea.
The entrance to the bay is marked only by the jagged rocks on the northern headland and these are not easy to make out from a distance. The entry is straightforward and shelter is immediate.
We were the only boat in the bay which is quite small. We anchored in 5 metres of water on sand and the holding appeared to be good.
There is little or nothing on shore, although one of the buildings may have been a taverna.
This is a very quiet, isolated and picturesque anchorage providing excellent shelter from the Meltemi.
AC – 2017-07-03