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Day 8: Aegina - Athens

7 day route to the Saronic Islands

Sailing to Athens will be the last stage of the cruise. Here you’ll have to address all formalities in the port and return the yacht to the manager. After that, you may explore the city and take pictures with the city’s main sights as a background to remember the trip.

Athens

Athens is consistently ranked as one of the top must-see cities of the world. Capital of Greece, birthplace of democracy, open-air museum, cradle of ancient culture – the city has no shortage of titles and admiring epithets. Thousands of years of history have made their mark on the architectural look of the city, making it a place of truly unique beauty.

While all of Athens’ districts are inviting, visitors head straight for the Acropolis to see with their own eyes the Parthenon, the Erechtheion with its famous Caryatid sculptures, the temple of Athena Nike, and the Theater of Dionysus. An exhaustive exposition is offered by the city’s many museums: the National Archeological, the Byzantine, the Theatrical, the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, the Cycladic Art, and others. The second-most popular tourist draw is the colourful district of Plaka. Its ancient buildings have been transformed into souvenir stalls, cafes, bars and restaurants. Getting lost in the maze of Plaka’s streets is easy to do, so it’s best to regain your bearings by looking at the Wind Tower, and to stop by the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Gate.

Arriving in Athens, yachtsmen can’t help but visit Piraeus – the third-largest city in Greece and the country’s biggest port. Although the locals don’t consider themselves Athenians, Piraeus is actually part of the capital, since it’s impossible to precisely delineate the boundary separating the two cities. Here, the bustle of harbour life blends seamlessly with official museums, archaeological landmarks, and even international film festivals.

Recommended boats for this region

Beneteau, 2013
Oceanis 45 - 4 cab.
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bimini
Deck shower
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Snorkeling gear
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
Teak
From 08/10 to 15/10
2 800 2 394
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Beneteau, 2018
Bénéteau Sense 51
Booked 1 time recently
Agios Kosmas (Elliniko), Athens
(Greece)
Air condition
Autopilot
Bathing platform
Batten mainsail
Bimini
Bow thruster
Deck shower
Dinghy
Dishwasher
GPS plotter
Heating
Microwave
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Sprayhood
Teak
From 08/10 to 15/10
3 520 2 816
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Beneteau, 2015
Oceanis 48
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Air condition
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
Electric winches
GPS plotter
Hot water
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Sprayhood
From 08/10 to 15/10
3 000 2 550
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Jeanneau, 2016
Jeanneau 54
Booked 2 times recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Electric toilet
GPS plotter
GPS plotter in cockpit
Solar panels
Sprayhood
From 08/10 to 15/10
5 650 3 955
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Beneteau, 2020
Oceanis 51.1
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Dinghy
Electric toilet
GPS plotter in cockpit
Outboard engine
Solar panels
Sprayhood
From 08/10 to 15/10
4 550 3 868
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Beneteau, 2021
Oceanis Yacht 62 - 4 + 1
Booked 3 times recently
Agios Kosmas (Elliniko), Athens
(Greece)
Air condition
Autopilot
Bathing platform
Bimini
Bow thruster
Deck shower
Dinghy
Dishwasher
Electric toilet
Electric winches
GPS plotter
Heating
Hot water
Ice maker
Internet connection
Inverter
Microwave
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
Teak
TV
From 08/10 to 15/10
11 150 8 920
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat