Athens

Your Guide to Yacht Charter in Athens

Athens Yacht Charter

Athens, one of the world’s oldest cities and Greek capital, is a fascinating destination that should not be missing from any Greece yacht charter itinerary. Athens boasts of important history spanning around 3,400 years and is one of the ‘must-see-cities’ around the world. Athens yacht charter is a fantastic way to discover the many treasures of this city while enjoying  the luxury and unparalleled comfort of your preferred Athens charter yacht. There is a good selection of Eastern Mediterranean yachts available for charter in Greece and Athens including motor yachts, sailing yachts, catamarans, gullets, superyachts as well as luxurious mega yachts. For more information and a personalised itinerary contact us here.

Athens - Temple of Olympian Zeus

Athens is regarded as the historical capital of Europe. Over the years Athens was occupied by numerous conquerors contributing to the many beautiful monuments gracing this fascinating city. Since 1834 the city is known as the modern Greek state and in the past two centuries it has evolved into an attractive modern metropolis with matchless charisma. 

The historic centre of Athens has been transformed into a 3-kilometre pedestrian zone, covering the most important archeological sites, reconstructing, to a large degree, the ancient landscape of the town. Sites not to miss visiting the city during your Athens yacht vacation include the Hadrian’s Arch, which represents a symbolic entrance to the city or the temple of Olympian Zeus. Strolling along the Dionysou Areopaghitou Street you will come across the ancient Theatre of Dionysos featuring most of the works by Sophocles, Euripides, Aeschylus and Aristophanes. Continuing your walk, you will come across the ruins of the Asklepieion and the Stoa of Eumenes, as well as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. From here you should most definitely climb up to the sacred rock of the Acropolis, where some of the world’s most important masterpieces of architecture and art can be found. The most famous is the Parthenon temple, followed by Propylaea, the temple of the Athene Nike and the Erechtheion. There is also the Acropolis Museum situated only 300m away, representing one of the most important contemporary works of architecture in Athens. Its exhibition contains 4,000 priceless finds from the Acropolis monuments. 

  

Flisvos Marina -  Athens - Greece - Image credit to Flisvos Marina 

Plaka neighbourhood, located on the eastern side of the Acropolis, is the historic centre of the town full of picturesque cafés, bars, tavernas and restaurants as well as small souvenir shops selling traditional Greek products. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the narrow winding streets lined with houses and mansions from the time of the Turkish occupation or the Neoclassical period and get transported back in time! This part of town is also home to the Lysikrates Monument, Hadrian’s library or the Roman Agora with the renowned Tower of the Winds. There are numerous museums including Folk Art, Popular Musical Instruments, Frysira Art Gallery and many others. 

For sport lovers the Panathenaikon (Kallimarmaro) Stadium, home to the first Olympic Games in the modern history (1896), is a must-visit. 

For those looking to do some shopping on their Athens yacht holiday in Greece, the commercial neighbourhood is the place to be. Starting with the Ermou Street, this area features more than 2,500 shops. On the western side of this area is the Athinas Street, reminiscent of Middle Eastern food markets. For luxury goods and fine boutiques, head to the Kolonaki, where you will find numerous world-renowned brands and shops selling high couture. There are also plenty of modern, high-end restaurants, bars and cafés often visited by the crème de la crème. Stroll the lovely streets of this neighbourhood enjoying the beautiful art déco, art nouveau and antebellum architecture. 

In addition to admiring the unique view of this ancient city from aboard your chosen Athens charter yacht, there are plenty of great places in the city itself to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views. If you are after a relaxing walk, take a stroll along the seaside or for nightlife entertainment choose one of the many nightclubs located around the harbour. 

There is plenty to see and do around Athens while cruising the Mediterranean aboard one of the Greece luxury charter yachts. Our brokers, together with the crew, will make sure you have an unforgettable time in Greece, full of great memories and experiences. There is a large selection of yachts available for Athens yacht charter, including motor yachts, superyachts, sailing yachts, catamarans as well as magnificent mega yachts. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information and to help you to find the best yacht, which suits your desires and expectations. 

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Athens Yacht Charter Enquiry

Dear Josh, I was just about to write you one word "WOW!!!"Thank you very very much! Your recommendation is now becoming a brand :-) I can now blindly trust your advice :-) I loved the boat. It is in excellent condition. It is rather big, but cozy. We had all the chances for interactive sailing and for the discreet leisure time. We hardly ever went anywhere out of the upper deck, because it was so lovely! The master bedroom was perfect. The idea with two bathrooms is great! I loved the crew. Everyone was welcoming, ready to help and in general they were very pleasant people! Especially the captain and his senior assistant Tasos. We felt as if we were hosted by the family of old friends. Despite the short trip, they shown us lovely places to swim, advised on the island hiking, entertained us with the tender/toys. Food. Majestic! It was the first try for the new chef on Gitana. And he exceeded any expectation! Quality, quantity, the table service ...were impeccable. Your wines arrangement worked very well too! Sailing. We had just two chances to open full sails. But it was great! Otherwise the motor was perfectly sufficient. The boat was remarkably stable while on the go. So, our last minute booking turned out to be a fantastic adventure! Thank you very much! I am glad that you were there to help with this difficult booking. Really appreciated! S/Y GITANA / Athens, Greece / Oct 2 – 6, 2016

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