Take a tour along the Athens coastline and stay close to the city. This is an ideal choice for those who want to combine a week in the city but also experience sailing and not having to leave the yacht to spend the night in a hotel! The ideal choice for a week stay in Athens and visiting all historical nearby landmarks like the Poseidon temple on Cape Sounio.
Nearest Airport: ATH – Athens, Eleftherios Venizelos – Greece
Departure Area: Kalamaki Marina (Alimos)
Check In Time: Saturdays at 17.00
Check Out Time: Saturdays at 09.00
Duration of Trip: Seven (7) Days
Price: from €1.300 per week
Yacht Type: Sailing Yachts
Bareboat or Skippered: Both
The island of Aegina is one of the most popular tourist destinations as it is the closest island to Athens (only 16.5 nautical miles from the port of Piraeus). The small fisherman’s village Perdika on the South part of the island is well known for its magnificent sunsets!
Agkistri – Moni
Only 19 nautical miles away from Piraeus, Agkistri is an easily accessible Argosaronic Gulf paradise. Azure waters, pine trees and lush vegetation (where many bird species find refuge) are the main characteristics of this tiny, yet charming, island of less than 1,000 inhabitants! Next to Agkistri there is a small island called Moni which is a very popular destination for yachts. The island has a very small bay with a cafe-restaurant where one can enjoy a drink next to the crystal clear waters!
Best known as the Athenian Riviera! The coast is covered with pine trees and consists of two peninsulas, Megalo and Mikro Kavouri (“Big Crab” and “Little Crab”), where sandy and pebble beaches alternate between rocky shores. The Vouliagmeni beaches are consistently awarded the coveted EU blue flags for environmental excellence. The small, rocky islet of Fleves lies near the shore, and ideal and secluded spot to enjoy swimming. Inside the public Astir Hotel beach you can visit the Ruins of the Temple of Apollo Zoster.
Cape Sounio is the site of the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, the God of the sea. According to Greek Mythology, Cape Sounio is the spot where Aegeus, King of Athens, leapt to his death off the cliff, thus giving his name to the Aegean Sea. The remains of the temple are on the head of the cliff, surrounded on three sides by the sea. The sunset over the Aegean Sea, as viewed from the ruins is a magnificent spectacle.
The island of Kea is the closest island to Athens, at a 12 nautical miles distance from Sounio. This beautiful island with the sweet Mediterranean climate has many undiscovered beaches surrounded by blue green water. Its capital, Iouli, is inland at a high altitude and is really picturesque. Other major villages of Kea are the port of Korissia and the fishing village of Vourkari. The inhabited island of Makronisos is also near Kea to the northwest.