The port of Crotone consists of two unconnected basins. The smaller one, located east/south-east of the city, was the first to be built and it is called Porto Vecchio (the Old Port). The main basin, located north, is called Porto Nuovo (the New Port).
Porto Vecchio is a shallow water basin (about 5 m deep) difficult to access, and it can accommodate pleasure and fishing boats of the local fishing fleet. A boatyard is located inside the port: offered services include construction of small wooden boats and pleasure craft repair and maintenance. The port is protected by an entirely paved breakwater. All docks are equipped with mooring bollards.
Caution: when a fresh wind is blowing from quadrant II, the sea breaks at the port entrance and access to the port can be difficult. Port lights are difficult to see because of night city lighting and some bluish lights. Pay attention to reefs near the outer breakwater.
Access: Please contact Crotone Port Authorities at vhf channel 16; access is not allowed to vessels with drafts exceeding 2 m. When entering the port, the route should be perpendicular to the line joining the entrance lights and median to the mentioned joining line.
Bans: vessels with drafts exceeding 2,50 m have no access to the port. Docking is not allowed. Vessels should not park at filling stations and move soon after refueling.
Services and facilities: gasoline and diesel dock (8,00 am – 8 pm) - Fresh water and electrical supply sources – lighted piers boat ramp – slipway - 12t fixed crane – two 75t mobile cranes - outdoor / indoor dry berths – motor repair – electric and electronic repair – water supply - wooden and fiberglass hull repair – sail repair – security service - pilotage service – mooring crew – scuba divers – fire protection system – waste disposal – weather service – toilets and showers – internet point – food market – car parking space – telephone.
Tourist and fishing port
Open 24 hours a day
Sandy and muddy sea bed
Depth at the quay 3,5 m to 5,5 m
Vhf radio channel 16
Number of berths: 450, 20 of which for temporary berthing
Maximum length: 25m
Winds from the north, south west, north-west
Transverse winds from the south-west, south-east, north
Lee: quadrant I and IV