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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, 2006
Bavaria 39 Cruiser
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Outboard engine
Safety net
From 20/08 to 27/08
2 562 2 434
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Jeanneau, 2020
Sun Odyssey 490
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Electric toilet
Fans in cabins
GPS plotter in cockpit
Inverter
Outside speakers
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Snorkeling gear
Solar panels
Sprayhood
From 20/08 to 27/08
5 800 5 220
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bénéteau, 2020
Oceanis 46.1
Booked 1 time recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Air condition
Autopilot
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
Electric winches
Fans in cabins
GPS plotter
Hot water
Ice maker
Microwave
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Solar panels
Sprayhood
Teak
TV
From 20/08 to 27/08
5 200 3 640
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Lagoon, 2019
Lagoon 50
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Air condition
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Coffee maker
Dinghy
Dishwasher
Electric toilet
Fans in cabins
GPS plotter in cockpit
Ice maker
Microwave
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
TV
From 20/08 to 27/08
12 980 9 086
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Jeanneau, 2017
Sun Odyssey 519 - 4 cab.
Booked 1 time recently
Agios Kosmas (Elliniko), Athens
(Greece)
Air condition
Audio input
Autopilot
Bathing platform
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
GPS plotter in cockpit
Heating
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
Teak
From 20/08 to 27/08
5 890 3 828
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Beneteau, 2009
Oceanis 46
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Electric winches
GPS plotter
GPS plotter in cockpit
Internet connection
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Roller furling genoa
Solar panels
Sprayhood
From 20/08 to 27/08
3 630 2 722
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat