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Planning your sailing vacation involves lot's of reading and lets face it: that's half the fun! Below I have selected the most noteworthy books, guides & nautical charts for you that are available through All indispensable to prepare yourself for your adventures in Turkey or Greece, both offshore and onshore. Purchasing these books via my website can save you up to 45% off the cover prices.  

Pilot guides to Greece and Turkey

Greek Waters Pilot Greek Waters Pilot

Latest edition - Rod Heikell

A yachtsman's guide to the entire area from the Ionian Islands to the Aegean, Rhodes and Crete and includes details of over 450 harbours in a single volume.

Although much of the new material affects the Ionian and southeastern Aegean, this new edition contains detailed updating of every part of the guide. The redrawn and amended plans and new photographs, many of which have been taken from the air, complement the revisions in the text, refreshing this work which is now in its eleventh edition.
Turkish Waters & Cyprus Pilot Turkish Waters & Cyprus Pilot

This newest edition of Rod Heikell's guide to the coast of Turkey from the Bosphorus to the Syrian border and Cyprus has been revised following the author's visits to the coasts. Details of new yacht harbours have been collected and the data on the existing entries has been updated and improved throughout. There are many new plans and new photographs from the author and high quality aerial photos of most of the major harbours which gives a fascinating overview and support for the plans.

Contents: Prefaces; Introduction; General information; Technical information; 1. The Dardanelles to Istanbul; 2. The Aeolian coast; 3. The Ionian coast; 4. The Carian coast; 5. The Lycian coast; 6. The Pamphylian and Cilician coasts; 7. Kastellorizon; 8. Cyprus; 9. The Black Sea; Appendix
Ionian Pilot Ionian Pilot

Corfu, Levkas, Cephalonia, Zakinthos and the coast to Finakounda

Latest edition Rod Heikell

Like its companions West Aegean and East Aegean, Ionian contains detailed information on many of the smaller harbours and anchorages which cannot be covered as comprehensively in Rod Heikell's major guide, Greek Waters Pilot.
Turkish Cruising Companion - Wiley Nautical Turkish Cruising Companion

Newest edition Emma Watson

Covering the Ionian, Carian, West and East Lycian Coasts, the Turkey Cruising Companion is the essential pilot guide for anyone cruising the area. Drawing on all her local knowledge and expertise, Emma Watson provides clear pilotage directions to a variety of harbours and anchorages, as well as offering useful information on the facilities and shops available.

Helpful suggestions of where to eat and what to do ashore along with valuable insights into the history and culture of Turkey are also included.
Adriatic Pilot Imray Adriatic Pilot

Newest edition Imray by T & D Thompson

Adriatic Pilot is the standard guide to Croatia and the neighbouring countries of Slovenia, Montenegro and Albania

Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, East Coast of Italy, Albania

Nautical charts of Greece and Turkey

Note that usually offers more choice in charts!
Passage chart Greece, Ionian and Peloponese, Imray chart G1 G1 Mainland Greece and the Peloponnisos

This Imray Chart is a passage chart.

Plan Ormos Falirou

Scale 1:729,000
Passage chart Greece, Imray chart G2 G2 Aegean Sea (North)

This Imray Chart is a passage chart.

Approaches to Istanbul, Izmit Körfezi, Çanakkale Bogazi (The Dardanelles)

Scale 1:750,000
Passage chart Greece, Imray chart G3 G3 Aegean Sea (South)

This Imray Chart is a passage chart.

Scale 1:750,000
Lefkas, Corfu, Greece, Imray chart G11 G11 North Ionian Islands

This Imray Chart covers Corfu to Lefkas, Paxos and mainland Greece.

Plans Continuation of North Ionian Islands to Othoni island, Vorion Steno Kerkiras, Ormos Gouvion (Gouvia Marina), Kerkira (Corfu Town), Parga Bay, Continuation of Amvrakikos Kolpos, Limin Alipa (Kerkira), Lakka Bay (Paxoi), Port Gaios (Paxoi)

Scale 1:185,000
Lefkas, Kefalonia, Ithaca, Zakynthos, Greece, Imray chart G12 G12 South Ionian Islands

This Imray Chart covers Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Ithaka, north-east Peloponese (entrance Patras Gulf), mainland Greece.

Plans Levkas Canal, Kolpos Aetou (N. Ithaca), Ormos Argostoliou (N. Kefallinia), Zakynthos bay

Scale 1:190,000
South Ionian, Lefkas, Ithaca, Greece, Imray chart G121 G121 Inland Sea

This Imray Chart covers the inland sea, Ionian: Lefkas, Meganisi, Ithaca, and part of the mainland and Kefalonia.

Plans O. Ayias Eufimia (N. Kefalinia), O. Frikou (N. Ithaca), O. Fiskardo (N. Kefalinia), Vasiliki (N. Levkas), Levkas Canal, Kalamos Harbour

Scale 1:95,000
Patras Gulf, Corinth Gulf, Greece, Imray chart G13 G13 Gulfs of Patras and Corinth

This Imray Chart covers the Gulf of Patras and the Gulf of Corinth.

Plans Mesolongion, Limenas Patron, Rion - Antirion bridge, Ormos Aiyiou, Krissaios Kolpos, Ormos Andikiron, Kiato, Ormos Loutrakiou, Dhiorix Korinthou (Corinth Canal)

Scale 1:220,000
Saronic Gulf and Argolic Gulf Greece, Imray chart G14 G14: Saronic and Argolic Gulfs

This Imray Chart covers Athens, the Argolic Gulf, the Saronic Gulf, Poros, Methana, Aegina, Salamis, Corinth Canal, Cape Sounion, Lavrion, Hydra, Spetses, Leonidion, Navplion, entrance of Corinth Gulf.

Plans Ormos Falirou, Marina Alimos (Kalamaki), Limin Aigina, Limin Porou, Steno Spetsai, Navplion

Scale 1:190,000
Saronic Gulf Greece, Imray chart G141 G141: Saronikos Kolpos

This Imray Chart covers Athens and the Saronic Gulf, Poros, Methana, Aegina, Salamis, entrance of Corinth Canal, Cape Sounion.

Plan Ormos Falirou.

Scale 1:110,000
Southern Peloponnisos Greece, Imray chart G15 G15: Southern Peloponnisos

This Imray Chart covers the Ionian Sea - Southern Peloponese - Cape Malea - south Argolic Gulf to Monemvasia. Including Kithera island.

Plans Kalamata port, Ormos Navarinou, Yithion, Monemvasia, Ormos Methonis, Koroni.

Scale 1:190,000
Western Peloponnisos Greece, Imray chart G16 G16: Western Peloponnisos

This Imray Chart covers the Ionian Sea from Zakynthos till Kalamata on the western Peloponese.

Plans Killini port, Katakolon port, Kiparisia bay, Ormos Navarinou, Steno Methonis, Kalamata port

Scale 1:190,000
Northern Sporades, Evvoia Greece, Imray chart G25 G25: Northern Sporades and Evvoia (Euboea)

This Imray Chart covers north Evvoia (Euboea) island and the Northern Sporades, Volos.

Plans Ormos Skiathou (Skiathos), Steno Alonnisou, Linaria (Skiros), Continuation of Maliakos Kolpos

Scale 1:190,000
Evvoia Greece, Imray chart G26 G26: Evvoia (Euboea)

This Imray Chart covers Evvoia (Euboea) island, south tip of Skyros (Northern Sporades) and the the north tip of Andros.

Plans Linaria (Nisos Skiros), Kímis (Nisos Evvoia), Approaches to Khalkis, Erétria (Nisos Evvoia), Limenas Aliveriou (Nísos Evvoia), Rafina, Porthmos Evripou, Dhiavlos Steno

Scale 1:190,000
Lesvos Greece, Coast Turkey Imray chart G27 G27: Lesvos and Coast of Turkey

This Imray Chart covers the Lesbos (Lesvos) and the adjacent coast of Turkey.

Plans Ayvalik (Turkey), Sigri (N. Lesvos), Entrance to Kolpos Kallonis (N. Lesvos), Entrance to Kolpos Yeras (N. Lesvos), Mitilini (N. Lesvos), Bademli Limani (Turkey)

Scale 1:190,000
Chios Greece, Coast Turkey Imray chart G28 G28: Khios and Coast of Turkey

This Imray Chart covers the Eastern Sporades including Chios and Psara, the south tip of Lesbos (Lesvos) and the adjacent coast of Turkey and Izmir.

Plans Ormos Mandraki (N. Oinoussa), Approaches to Khios (Chios), Approaches to Psara (N. Psara), Cesme Korfezi (Turkey), Foca Limani (Turkey), Sigacik Limani (Turkey).

Scale 1:190,000
Northern Cyclades Imray chart Greece G31 G31: Northern Cyclades

This Imray Chart covers the islands of Kea, Kythnos, Serifos, Siros, Andros, Tinos, Mykonos, Delos and the south tip of Evvia as well as the north tips of Paros and Naxos.

Plans O. Mikonou (N. Mikonos) O. Gavriou (N. Andros), Limin A. Nikolaou (Nisos Kea), Limin Sirou (N. Siros).

Scale 1:200,000
Eastern Sporades, Southern Sporades and Coast of Turkey G32 G32: Southern Sporades and the Coast of Turkey

This Imray chart covers the islands north of the Dodecanese: Samos (detailed chart of Pythagion marina, the main yacht charter base), Ikaria, Fournoi, Patmos, Lipso, Arki, Farmakonisi and Gaidharos (Agathonisi) plus part of Leros island and the adjacent Turkish Ionian coast stretching from Kusadasi to Gulluk.

Plans Kusadasi Liman (Turkey), Limin Karlovasi - N. Samos (Greece), Limin A. Kirikou - N. Ikaria (Greece), Steno Samou - N. Samos (Greece), Limin Pithagoriou - N. Samos (Greece), O. Patmou - N. Patmos (Greece)

Scale 1:189,700
Southern Cyclades West Imray chart Greece G33 G33: Southern Cyclades (west sheet)

This Imray chart covers the islands of Serifos, Sifnos, Antiparos, Paros, Naxos, The little Cyclades (Karos, Iraklia, Skinoussa, etc), Ios, Santorini (Thira), Sikinos, Folegandros, Poliagos, Kimolos and Milos.

Plans Steno Kimolou (N. Kimolos), O. Livadhiou (N. Serifos), Steno Andiparou (N. Paros), O. Naxou (N. Naxos).

Scale 1:190,000
Southern Cyclades East Imray chart Greece G34 G34: Southern Cyclades (east sheet)

This Imray chart covers the islands of Naxos, The little Cyclades (Karos, Iraklia, Skinoussa, etc), Dhenoussa, Amorgos, Kinaros, Levitha, Leros, Kalymnos, (east tip of) Kos, Astypalaia, Anafi, Santorini (Thira) and Ios.

Plans O. Kalymnou (N. Kalimnos), O. Maltezana (N. Astipalaia)

Scale 1:200,000
Dodecanese Coast Turkey Imray chart Greece G35 G35: Dodecanese and the Coast of Turkey

This Imray chart covers the Dodecanese islands of Leros, Kalymnos, Pserimos, Kos, Yiali, Nisyros and Tilos. Chalki plus north east part of Rhodes and Simi island. The Turkish Carian coast (Bodrum and Marmaris)

Plans Bodrum (Turkey), Rodhos - N. Rodhos (Greece), Kos & Kos Marina - N. Kos (Greece), Marmaris (Turkey), Limin Simi - N. Simi (Greece).

Scale 1:190,000
Marmaris Lycian Coast Turkey Imray chart Greece G36 G36: Marmaris - Geyikova Adasi - Lycian Coast Turkey

This Imray chart covers the south coast of Turkey: from the north tip of Rhodes island and the adjacent Lycian coast of Turkey from Marmaris, via Gocek, Fethiye, Kalkan to Kas.

Plans Marmaris, Skopea Limani, Approaches to Meyisti and Kas, Rodos, Fethiye, Gocek

Scale 1:200,000
Crete West Imray chart Greece G37 G37: Crete - West

This Imray chart covers the western part of Crete.

Plans Kali Limenes, Ormos Ay. Galinis, Paleohora, Gramvousa Bay, Chania, Souda Bay, Rethimno

Scale 1:190,000
Crete East Imray chart Greece G38 G38: Crete - East

This Imray chart covers the eastern part of Crete.

Plans Iraklion, Sitia, Ayios Nikolaos, Spinalonga

Scale 1:190,000
Karpathos, Rhodes Imray chart G39 G39: Karpathos to Rhodes

This Imray chart covers the forgotten area south-east of Rhodes: Karpathos and Kasos islands.

Plans Ormos Pigadia (Karpathos), Lindos (Rhodes), Ormos Fri (Kasos), N. Khalki to N. Alimia.

Scale 1:190,000
Imray chart G40 Kas Antalya G40: Kas to Antalya, Turkey

This Imray chart covers the east Lycian coast of Turkey: Kas, Finike, Kemer, Antalya: Antalya korfezi and Kastellorizon.

Plans: Kekova Demiryeri , Kemer Marina , Finike , Antalya , Setur Antalya Marina , Approaches to Kas and Meyisti.

Scale 1:200,000


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