Yacht Charter in Athens

The city of Athens:

Athens is the capital city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world’s oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years. Classical Athens, as a landlocked location was a powerful city-state that emerged in conjunction with the seagoing development of the yacht charter marina  of Alimos.  A center for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC on the rest of the then known European continent. Today a cosmopolitan metropolis, modern Athens is central to economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life in Greece. In 2012, Athens was ranked the world’s 39th richest city in a UBS study.

The urban area of Athens (Greater Athens and Greater Piraeus) extends beyond its administrative municipal (City) limits, with a population of approx. 3,000,000. The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon, considered a key landmark of early Western civilization. The city also retains Roman and Byzantine monuments, as well as a smaller number of Ottoman monuments.

Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery. Landmarks of the modern era, dating back to the establishment of Athens as the capital of the independent Greek state in 1834, include the Hellenic Parliament (19th century) and the Athens Trilogy, consisting of the National Library of Greece, the Athens University and the Academy of Athens. Athens was the host city of the first modern-day Olympic Games in 1896, and 108 years later it welcomed home the 2004 Summer Olympics Athens is home to the National Archeological Museum, featuring the world’s largest collection of ancient Greek antiquities, as well as the new Acropolis Museum.

Marinas in Athens – Yacht charter

Alimos (Kalamaki) Marina is the largest Marina in Greece with 1200 berths; the Marina is located south west of Athens about 15 kilometres from the city centre.

The area around the marina has convenience stores and there is also a large local market for shopping. The city and surrounding area is served by a dense transportation network of Trams, Buses and Taxis, with stations 300 meters from the Marina. Most of the yacht charter companies are located in the Alimos area. Most of the bareboat yacht charters in Greece starts from the Marina Alimos (Kalamaki).

Flisvos Marina is located only 6 km from the centre of Athens and is a high quality marina holding many awards. The Marina is well known for luxury yacht charter with crew.

The marina is popular with super yachts and of the 303 berths more than half are designed to accommodate yachts in excess of 30 metres in length. Dock assist from riggers in tenders. Helicopter landing pad on site.

The marina commercial centre has a range of shops including a chandler, yacht broker, yacht charter and marine dealers.

Zea Marina is a well organised marina offering facilities and services of high standards which was totally renovated for the 2004 Olympic Games. The berths are on both permanent and floating pontoons with moorings available for boats up to 80 meters long stern too (Yachts up to 120 metres can be accommodated alongside.

Piraeus is the largest port of Greece being the starting point to the Aegean islands, the Saronic Gulf and the island of Crete for millions of tourists every year. Wonderful little harbours with beautiful restaurants, coffee shops and bars, offer entertainment during your free time. The bars on the quayside and close to the marina can be a bit more expensive than further into the city.

Check out the Maritime Museum, among the exhibits there are models of ancient and modern ships, paintings by some of the greatest 19th and 20th century Greek painters of seascapes also guns, maps, flags, medals, nautical instruments, etc. The Maritime Museum covers about 3,000 years of Greek nautical history. A lot of luxury yacht charter with crew starts from the Marina Zeas.

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