Otranto is a picturesque old walled city with many tourists and restaurants and shops. It is well worth a visit.
It is also the closest to the Ionion islands and was my first port after Corfu and Othonia.Howard [ Just Imagine ] 06-Jun-2007
Port Authority (Formalities)
This was my check-in port from Greece, so I had to get a Constituto di Arrivee from the Port Authority. I don't think it cost anything.
They told me that I should get this stamped in each major port that I go alongside.
I am not sure how seriously one should take this, as it can be quite time consuming for them and for you.
They leaned out the window and asked the immigration man if he wanted to see my passport, but since I had come from the EU (Greece) he did not want to see it. Howard [ Just Imagine ] 06-Jun-2007
Otranto Town Dock (Town Dock)
I docked on the crowded town dock in front of the port authority, bow-to, using lazy-line mooring provided.
There was a small charge for docking (about €10 I think) that was paid in the office next to the Port Authority.
This dock can be very crowded, especially in bad weather.
There is an anchorage at the harbour entrance but that can be quite rolly.
In bad weather if the dock is full, I would consider anchoring in Porto Badisco further south.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 06-Jun-2007