- Care is needed in the S entrance because the channel is shallow on either side, there are 2-3m depths
- In the N channel there is a blind bend where you cannot see what is coming the other way
Ships and ferries can generate heavy swells here. Therefore, it is advisable to make sure the anchor holds well and, if necessary, to keep sufficient distance to the pier.
In the approach from the E, care is needed of Ifalos Panayias - a reef lying approximately 2,5 miles E of Port Gaios
The bottom is mud. The anchor holds good or very good.