Sailing holiday albums; Yérakas
Yérakas is a gem of a place...almost a hidden world.
A glorious quiet spot; most people fall in love with Yérakas the moment the arrive. It’s a magical spot.
Images of Yérakas, Peloponnese
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Yérakas / Ieraka is a gem of a place...almost a hidden world. It is very easy to sail straight past even when you’re looking for the entrance and this makes the place all the more special as few visit.
The village is nothing but a line of houses built between the small quayside and rocky sides of what is described as; ‘the only fjord in Greece’...although the word ‘fjord’ does conjure-up images of surrounding hills and cliffs which Yérakas can’t quite match.
A beautiful quiet spot...but don’t tell anyone; we don’t want to spoil Yérakas!
Yerakas is north of Monemvasia on the eastern Peloponnese coast. The entrance to the ‘fjord’ can be found at 36° 47’.44N 23° 05’.70E (WGS84).
Sailing holiday images; Yérakas, Peloponnese
Looking up the ‘fjord’ with the village to the right and the salt water lagoon beyond through the narrows
The entrance to the ‘fjord’ viewed form ák Kástro (Castle Cape) and the ruins of a Mycenean acropolis. Note the small light just visible on the northern point (far right of the picture)
Parts of the ruined Mycenean acropolis on ák Kástro (Castle Cape). Note the light structure to the left of the phtograph.
Another view of parts of the ruined Mycenean acropolis on ák Kástro (Castle Cape). You can walk up from the quayside if you want to explore the site, although it is completely deserted; do not come expecting visitor signs and paths
Looking towards the entrance of the ‘fjord’ from the narrows which lead to the lagoon
Looking across the salt water lagoon at the head of the ‘fjord’. You can navigate into the lagoon in your yacht’s tender, but if using an outboard take care of the sea grass which can block water inlets and foul the propellor
Relaxing on the quayside, Yérakas, as the sun sets behond the Pelopopnnese mainland
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