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Day 6: Aegina - Athens

Route to the Saronic Gulf and the Cycladic Islands

After you return the yacht to the charter company trouble-free, visiting Athens and sightseeing its most beautiful places will be the final chord of your trip. You’ll also enjoy dinner with the seascape background – a memory that will last a long time.

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

Bavaria Yachtbau, 2015
Bavaria Cruiser 46
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Deck shower
GPS plotter
GPS plotter in cockpit
Hot water
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Solar panels
Sprayhood
Stand up paddle
Swimming ladder
Teak
From 29/05 to 05/06
2 823
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Jeanneau, 2016
Jeanneau 54
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Air condition
Autopilot
Bathing platform
Batten mainsail
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Heating
Hot water
Internet connection
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Solar panels
Sprayhood
From 29/05 to 05/06
4 500 3 150
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2014
Bavaria 37 Cruiser
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Hot water
Internet connection
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Snorkeling gear
Solar panels
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
From 29/05 to 05/06
2 300 1 925
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Lagoon, 2020
Lagoon 40
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Air condition
Autopilot
Bimini
Dinghy
Electric winches
Fans in cabins
GPS plotter
Hot water
Inverter
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Snorkeling gear
Solar panels
Teak
From 29/05 to 05/06
5 530 4 255
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Lagoon, 2017
Lagoon 400
Booked 2 times recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Deck shower
GPS plotter
GPS plotter in cockpit
Hot water
Hydraulic gangway
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Solar panels
Sprayhood
Stand up paddle
Swimming ladder
Teak
From 29/05 to 05/06
4 692
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Beneteau, 2013
Oceanis 45
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
Electric toilet
GPS plotter
Hot water
Internet connection
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Safety net
Solar panels
Spinnaker
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
From 29/05 to 05/06
3 361 2 554
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat