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Yacht charter in Athens: boat hire

Set sail and choose a yacht charter in Athens and explore the capital, cultural and financial centre of Greece, and cradle of European civilisation. Rent a crewed, skippered or bareboat yacht and experience all that Greece, the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean has to offer. With more than 5000 years of history, this city is home to marvellous monuments, squares, parks and museums, intermixing the old and the new. Mythology is woven into the fabric of the city, with hills and ruins being a normal part of the city’s landscape.


Athens is home to over 3.8 million people, and the average temperature varies between 12º and 22º Celsius, with 260 days of sun annually. Athens has a warm, mild climate throughout most of the year, with the busiest times being from May until October. The best way to get to know Greece is by relaxing on its sunny beaches, taking tours round its monuments, and enjoying its vibrant nightlife, all of which you can enjoy when you charter your yacht in Athens. This choice offers you the most flexibility in terms of adapting your trip to your preferences and needs, without having to waste time on a cruise; instead being able to spend your holiday doing what you want, where you want.


The Ionian Islands make up a significant amount of Greece, two of the most exciting groups of islands are the Cyclades and the Saronic Islands, which include many sites to visit such as the fun city of Mykonos. You simply have to explore! Moreover, with easy access to the Mediterranean, you can visit nearby islands such as Sicily, Malta and also Turkish islands. Owing to the sheer variety of Greek islands in terms of population, activities available and wildlife, we recommend you plan a route in advance, to your needs and preferences. Wherever you go however, we recommend visiting Athens, or at least stopping at this historic city on your voyage.


What to see in Athens


Athens boasts a huge range of things to see and do during your yacht charter holiday in Greece. Whilst on your yacht charter in Athens, you will have the opportunity to explore this city's incredible past. Among Athens’ many extraordinary sights, some of the must-sees include the Acropolis, the Pantheon, the Dionysus Theatre and the House of Music. If you’re interested in art and archaeology, be sure to explore the National Archaeological Museum, where you’ll find a huge collection of pottery and many other objects from Ancient Greece, which will take you to the origins of modern civilisation, art, and history.


Central Athens


Athens is a highly pedestrian-friendly city, and you can easily walk around the city centre, whilst shopping and stopping at one of its quaint restaurants. For those who are interested in the evening entertainment of Athens, it’s worth visiting Athen’s harbour, Piraeus, home to many typically Greek bars, with a relaxed atmosphere. The most tourist-oriented areas are Plaka and Monastiraki. In Plaka, you’ll find Arabesque architecture, and remnants of ancient Ottoman traditions in its shops and street markets. Monastiraki is also a tourist-oriented shopping district, with influences from many civilizations. Typical of the area are street markets, where you can see locals selling all kinds of things, from sofas to televisions on market days.


As the country’s capital, Athens is home to a Greece’s diverse range of establishments, restaurants, cafés, casinos and nightclubs with a lively and vibrant atmosphere in the evenings. Its nightlife is matched only by that of Mykonos, nicknamed the Ibiza of the Aegean, due to its sophisticated, vibrant culture and its many nightclubs and festivals.


Once you’ve taken in Athens’ scenic coastline from your chartered yacht, why not go walking amongst one of Athens many hills, which are ideal for hiking and also provide spectacular views of the city, the most famous being Mount Lycabettus, Filopappos and of course, the ancient Acropolis. The Acropolis is an ancient Greek citadel which contains buildings that were built almost 2,500 years ago! Here you’ll be able to see Athens’ ancient streets, monuments and the distant sea, from above. A truly amazing sight to behold, especially at the beautiful Greek, Athenian sunset.


Gastronomy


Immerse yourself in the Greek way of life and go out to dinner, taking your time to enjoy the various local dishes and watch the evening entertainment. For tourists looking to enjoy a bit of partying while on their yacht charter in Athens, a night in Piraeus is a popular choice. Piraeus is Athens’ Harbour, one of the most important shipping junctions in the Mediterranean from ancient times and the largest port in Greece. From here it is possible to take a ferry to other Greek islands and enjoy the scenery that they have to offer. In Athens, it’s not a place where old meets new in this fantastic city, but also a place where east meets west. For example, one can spend time in the colourful Turkish bazaars, whilst seeing beautiful 18th century neoclassical architecture in the same street. It is for this reason that many people have nicknamed Athens “The pearl of the Mediterranean”.


Don’t miss out on this glorious city and take advantage of the opportunity to visit the nearby islands of Santorini, Mykonos and Crete. Choose a yacht charter in Athens to enjoy this vibrant, exciting and city, which is unparalleled in its historical, artistic and cultural heritage.

In the centre of the city itself, Athens is notorious for providing extremely high temperatures during July and August, sometimes surpassing the 40ºC mark. However, if on a yacht charter in Athens, you would have the freedom to explore the coast and take advantage of the sea breezes and cooling 25ºC water. If the extreme heat isn't for you, then the sailing season starts as early as April and could be enjoyed up to as late as October with the average temperatures at both of these times around 20ºC.

A number of transport options help you choose the most relaxing start to your yacht charter in Athens.

By plane:
Athens Airport, known as Eleftherios Venizelos, is located 27 km from the city centre. From the airport, a 24-hour bus service as well as an underground network and suburban railway will get you to the centre of Athens.

By bus:
Athens is well connected to other Greek cities by regional coaches operated by KTEL, which allows a number of day trips inland in combination with your yacht charter in Athens. Athens has two major bus stations, Kifissou and Liossion.

By train:
The geographical nature of Greece has prevented the development of an efficient rail system in the country. Currently there are only two train lines. One of them runs south to the Peloponnese, connecting Athens to the second largest Greek city, Thessaloniki, while the other train runs north as far as Istanbul. There are two types of trains in Greece, one being slower and more economical and the “Intercity” which is faster, but also more expensive.

By boat:
There are many ferries which provide connections to the Italian coastal towns of Venice, Ancona, Bari, and Brindisi, as well as routes running to and from the Greek islands of Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, Kos, Rhodes, Corfu, and Poros. A visit to one or more of these islands could be combined with your yacht charter in Athens.
Many cruise ships stop in Athens, especially during the summer season.

By car:
If travelling by car the motorway E75 provides the main access to Athens.

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Sailing boat from 11.20m for 6 people

Bavaria 37 Cruiser

Athens Alimos marina
Boat

€1,523.00

Person/day 36,26 € Book
Boat

€1,523.00

Person/day 36,26 € Book
Boat

€1,523.00

Person/day 36,26 € Book

Sailing boat from 11.25m for 6 people

Sun Odyssey 37.1

Athens Alimos marina
Boat

€1,690.00

Person/day 40,24 € Book
Boat

€1,690.00

Person/day 40,24 € Book
Boat

€1,690.00

Person/day 40,24 € Book

Sailing boat from 12.50m for 7 people

Bavaria 41

Athens Alimos marina
Boat

€1,800.00

Person/day 42,86 € Book
Boat

€1,800.00

Person/day 42,86 € Book
Boat

€1,800.00

Person/day 42,86 € Book
Boat

€2,200.00

Person/day 52,38 € Book

Sailing boat from 11.85m for 6 people

Bavaria 38

Athens Alimos marina
Boat

€1,800.00

Person/day 42,86 € Book
Boat

€1,800.00

Person/day 42,86 € Book
Boat

€1,800.00

Person/day 42,86 € Book
Boat

€2,150.00

Person/day 51,19 € Book

Sailing boat from 10.82m for 6 people

Oceanis 343 Clipper

Athens Alimos marina
Boat

€1,900.00

Person/day 45,24 € Book
Boat

€1,900.00

Person/day 45,24 € Book
Boat

€1,900.00

Person/day 45,24 € Book

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Why choose aBoatTime?

Divide the cost of the yacht by the number of passengers, and you'll find in most cases, that it's cheaper than an equivalent week long stay in a hotel.
Drop anchor in a quiet cove, and enjoy wonderful evenings and the tranquility of the cove, allowing you to avoid the typical holiday crowds.
Organise your trip at your own pace, to suit you and your family and friends.
If you don't have a sailing license, don't worry. We'll find you a suitable skipper.

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