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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

Bénéteau, 2017
Oceanis 48 - 5 cab.
Paros, Paros
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
Electric winches
Fans in cabins
GPS plotter
Hot water
Inverter
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Snorkeling gear
Solar panels
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
From 10/12 to 17/12
2 400
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bénéteau, 2019
Oceanis 46.1
Lavrion Main Port, Lavrio
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Bow thruster
Deck shower
Dinghy
Electric toilet
Fans in cabins
GPS plotter
Inverter
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
From 10/12 to 17/12
1 685 1 000
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Fountaine Pajot, 2019
Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42 - 4 + 2 cab.
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Air condition
Autopilot
Bimini
Deck shower
Dinghy
Electric toilet
Electric winches
Fans in cabins
GPS plotter
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Solar panels
Swimming ladder
From 10/12 to 17/12
2 860 1 325
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bénéteau, 2019
Oceanis 41.1
Paros, Paros
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Deck shower
Dinghy
Electric toilet
Fans in cabins
GPS plotter
Inverter
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
From 10/12 to 17/12
1 345 775
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bénéteau, 2019
Oceanis 41.1
Lavrion Main Port, Lavrio
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Deck shower
Dinghy
Electric toilet
Fans in cabins
GPS plotter
Inverter
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
From 10/12 to 17/12
1 345 775
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Jeanneau, 2018
Sun Odyssey 449
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Deck shower
Dinghy
Electric toilet
Fans in cabins
GPS plotter
Hot water
Inverter
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Sprayhood
From 10/12 to 17/12
1 575 1 000
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat