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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

Beneteau, 2008
Cyclades 43.4
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Electric toilet
GPS plotter in cockpit
Hot water
Outside speakers
Roller furling genoa
Solar panels
Sprayhood
From 10/10 to 17/10
1 800 1 484
for 1 week, bareboat
Dufour Yachts, 2020
Dufour 430 GL
Booked 3 times recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Grill
Hot water
Inverter
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Self-tacking jib
Solar panels
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
Teak
From 10/10 to 17/10
2 800 2 100
for 1 week, bareboat
Lagoon, 2020
Lagoon 40Athens
Booked 2 times recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Air condition
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
Electric toilet
GPS plotter
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
From 10/10 to 17/10
3 700 3 145
for 1 week, bareboat
Bavaria, 2005
Bavaria 38
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
CD/DVD
Deck shower
GPS plotter
Hot water
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
Teak
From 10/10 to 17/10
1 159
for 1 week, bareboat
Fountaine Pajot, 2019
Astréa 42
Booked 2 times recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Air condition
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bimini
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
Electric toilet
Electric winches
GPS plotter
Inverter
Roller furling genoa
Solar panels
TV
From 10/10 to 17/10
5 600 3 350
for 1 week, bareboat
Jeanneau, 2007
Sun Odyssey 36i
Booked 1 time recently
Marina Alimos, Athens
(Greece)
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bimini
CD/DVD
GPS plotter
Internet connection
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Solar panels
Sprayhood
From 10/10 to 17/10
1 400 980
for 1 week, bareboat