Porto koufo Real Estate | Porto koufo Villas
Another settlement is Porto Koufo, with the safest natural harbour in Greece. The name “Kofos-limin” (deaf-port) is mentioned in the ancient works of Thucydides. Outside the port, one can see Kartalia, the southernmost point of Sithonia; an impressive area where the rocky shore rises to over 100m. Porto Koufo is the largest and safest natural harbour in Greece. Its dimensions are maximum length 1.600m., maximum width 550m., maximum depth 8.23m, entrance opening 300m., entrance depth 10.33m. and 5,5-27m. On its rocky and steep coastline caves are opened up, and in one of them, on the south-eastern side of the entrance, the visitor can enter by boat. Another interesting cave is found on the south-eastern side of the harbour, on the peak section of the old quarry. A visit today is almost impossible, due to the section created by quarrying. This cave must have been a worship spot during the Roman years. Later, to purify the area, the Christians drew red characteristic crosses on the cave’s roof.