Tranquil in a northerly blow, alongside the E side of the W breakwater. Locals warned us this can become dangerous if the wind turns E, when the sea level rises enough to cover the sill (normally 20cm above the water). Lazy lines for lying stern-to are all private; we used holding off anchors which seemed to hold well. The best option for an E wind is the next basin to the E, marked “Works in Progress” in the Pilot. Locals say anchoring here is permitted and very safe.
Anchoring in the W end of the bay, to the N of the yacht harbour, also appeared safe in a Northerly, with two yachts at long-term anchor there.
Bus No 13 to Chania every 20 mins, takes 20 mins. The stop is by the excellent Synka supemarket.
We were joined by a stowaway mouse.

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