Port of entrance, Settlement, Canyon, Bay, Archaeological site
24o 48' 7,18" E
34o 55' 55,02" N
Kali Limenes is the site of an ancient city called Lassea, which was
a good harbour city during Greco-Roman times. No excavations have been done here
yet. The site is a good anchorage even today. There is a small island just outside
the anchorage where oil tankers approach for oil banking. It is reputed that St.
Paul landed here on his way to Rome.
This text is cited Feb 2003 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.
Location: 34*55'.7 24*48'.0 (28920) 42188 VHF Ch 12
Kali Limenes is located on the south coast of Crete on the east side of the
Akrotiri Lithinon. There are large white oil storage tanks on the small island
of Agios Pavlos and on the west side, the larger island of Megalonissi.
Facilities: There are few facilities in Kali Limenes outside a few tavernas
and rent rooms. There are however Port Police and Customs.
Comments: Kali Limenes is one of the 2 safest and best anchorages on the south
coast of Crete, there is very good protection in west and north winds. Small
boats can find additional shelter from southwest and north winds on the land
side of Megalonissi. Many tankers also find shelter here.
This text is cited Oct 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains image.