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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

Jeanneau, 2012
Sun Odyssey 36i
Booked 1 time recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Batten mainsail
GPS plotter
Refrigerator
GPS plotter in cockpit
Outboard engine
Stand up paddle
Safety net
Bimini
Bathing platform
Autopilot
Sprayhood
Teak
Solar panels
Fans in cabins
Swimming ladder
CD/DVD
Roller furling genoa
Dinghy
From 28/09 to 05/10
1 750
for 1 week, bareboat
Jeanneau, 2013
Sun Odyssey 509
Booked 1 time recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Outboard engine
Snorkeling gear
Refrigerator
Electric winches
GPS plotter
Batten mainsail
Bimini
Heating
Autopilot
Bathing platform
Hot water
Sprayhood
Fans in cabins
Solar panels
Deck shower
Roller furling genoa
CD/DVD
Inverter
Outside speakers
Bow thruster
Dinghy
Air condition
From 28/09 to 05/10
4 250 3 400
for 1 week, bareboat
Jeanneau, 2016
Sun Odyssey 519
Lavrion, Lavrio
(Greece)
Dinghy
Roller furling genoa
Inverter
CD/DVD
Outside speakers
Bow thruster
Roller furling mainsail
Fans in cabins
Solar panels
Hydraulic gangway
Deck shower
Sprayhood
Autopilot
Bimini
TV
GPS plotter
From 28/09 to 05/10
5 400
for 1 week, bareboat
Jeanneau, 2014
Sun Odyssey 379
Booked 3 times recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Deck shower
Sprayhood
Dinghy
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outside speakers
Roller furling genoa
CD/DVD
Snorkeling gear
Refrigerator
Batten mainsail
Outboard engine
Autopilot
Bimini
From 28/09 to 05/10
3 000 1 710
for 1 week, bareboat
Beneteau, 2008
Cyclades 50.5
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Dinghy
Inverter
CD/DVD
Roller furling genoa
Bow thruster
Outside speakers
Roller furling mainsail
Deck shower
Internet connection
Sprayhood
Hot water
Autopilot
Bimini
TV
GPS plotter
Refrigerator
Outboard engine
Spinnaker
From 28/09 to 05/10
3 900 3 120
for 1 week, bareboat
Beneteau, 2006
Oceanis 523 R
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Outboard engine
Snorkeling gear
Refrigerator
Electric winches
GPS plotter
TV
Microwave
Autopilot
Safety net
Stand up paddle
Bimini
Solar panels
Hydraulic gangway
Deck shower
Swimming ladder
Roller furling mainsail
Hot water
Sprayhood
Internet connection
Air condition
Dinghy
Outside speakers
Bow thruster
Roller furling genoa
CD/DVD
Inverter
From 28/09 to 05/10
4 700 3 995
for 1 week, bareboat