Vathi is a beautiful small fishing harbour on the west coast of the Methana peninsula. It is a very peaceful hamlet set in spectacular surroundings at the bottom of a volcano - which for the energetic types can be climbed! The remains of ancient Methana lie just south of Vathi.
On approaching the harbour north of Vathi there is a small white chapel on the cliff edge. In good weather it is possible for a yacht to anchor in this small cove. It is possible to anchor in the north east corner of Pounda Bay, just south of Vathi.
Vathi is a very peaceful little harbour, with only a few tavernas and no mini market. There is a bread van that comes round to the quay in the morning selling fresh bread, pastries, juice, milk and yoghurt.
There is some great swimming and snorkeling off the end of the quay, just watch out for the yachts maneuvering in the harbour. There is an outside fresh water spring shower near the end of the quay that is very refreshing during the summer heat.
Vathi is hard to see until you are nearer - when you will be able to spot the rock breakwater and the hamlet. Care is needed when entering the harbour as it has a fairly narrow entrance.