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Day 7: Cape Sounion - Athens

7 day route from Santorini to the Cycladic 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

Dufour Yachts, 2018
Dufour 412 Grand Large
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Deck shower
Hot water
Sprayhood
Dinghy
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Gennaker
Outside speakers
CD/DVD
Outboard engine
Refrigerator
Batten mainsail
Autopilot
Safety net
Stand up paddle
Bimini
From 29/06 to 06/07
3 300 2 640
for 1 week, bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2015
Bavaria 41 Cruiser
Booked 1 time recently
Lavrion Main Port, Lavrio
(Greece)
Safety net
Bimini
Autopilot
Outboard engine
GPS plotter
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Roller furling genoa
Dinghy
Sprayhood
Roller furling mainsail
Swimming ladder
From 29/06 to 06/07
3 300 2 640
for 1 week, bareboat
Fountaine Pajot, 2017
Helia 44
Olympic Marina, Lavrion
(Greece)
Electric toilet
Autopilot
Stand up paddle
Safety net
Bimini
Outboard engine
Batten mainsail
GPS plotter
Electric winches
Snorkeling gear
TV
Grill
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Dinghy
Gennaker
CD/DVD
Roller furling genoa
Fishing gear
Deck shower
Swimming ladder
Sprayhood
Hot water
Internet connection
From 29/06 to 06/07
8 200 6 560
for 1 week, bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2015
Bavaria 56 Cruiser
Lavrion Main Port, Lavrio
(Greece)
Stand up paddle
Safety net
Bimini
Electric toilet
Bathing platform
Audio input
Autopilot
Microwave
Outboard engine
Batten mainsail
Snorkeling gear
Refrigerator
Outside speakers
Bow thruster
Roller furling genoa
CD/DVD
Air condition
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Dinghy
Sprayhood
Hot water
Internet connection
Generator
Deck shower
Swimming ladder
From 29/06 to 06/07
7 315 5 852
for 1 week, bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2008
Bavaria 34 Cruiser
Lavrion Main Port, Lavrio
(Greece)
GPS plotter in cockpit
Snorkeling gear
GPS plotter
Outboard engine
Autopilot
Bimini
Safety net
Stand up paddle
Roller furling mainsail
Swimming ladder
Deck shower
Internet connection
Hot water
Sprayhood
Dinghy
Grill
CD/DVD
Roller furling genoa
Outside speakers
From 29/06 to 06/07
1 725 1 518
for 1 week, bareboat
Dufour Yachts, 2015
Dufour 450 Grand Large
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Electric toilet
Audio input
Autopilot
Safety net
Stand up paddle
Bimini
Refrigerator
Batten mainsail
GPS plotter
Outboard engine
Dinghy
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
CD/DVD
Roller furling genoa
Deck shower
Swimming ladder
Hot water
Sprayhood
Internet connection
From 29/06 to 06/07
4 430 3 544
for 1 week, bareboat