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Athens Yacht Charter

Inspiring Itineraries

What is the best route to sail Athens?

With 227 inhabited islands and between 1,200-6,000 uninhabited gems to discover, there are many different routes to take when you sail Athens. A typical Marina Zea itinerary can include the protected waters of the Saronic Gulf between the Attica and Peloponnesian peninsulas. Popular stops include the islands of Kea, Hydra, Poros and Kithnos, to name just a few. 

When you book an Athens yacht charter with The Moorings, you have the freedom to choose your own route or follow one of our carefully designed itineraries. Once you’ve decided your route, all you need to do is sit back, relax and marvel in the exquisite sights of Athens!

How easy is it to island hop in Athens?

Island hopping on an Athens yacht charter couldn’t be easier! You can fill your vacation with as many or as little islands as suits you best. Our Athens itineraries take you to some of the most popular islands around Athens and beyond. For example, our Cyclades two-weeks itinerary guides you around islands such as:

  • Kythnos
  • Serifos
  • Milos
  • Ios

Each destination has a pleasing host of rewarding attractions that are certainly worth experiencing: snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing on pristine beaches; sightseeing tours of ancient temples and medieval castles; exploring traditional open-air markets and dining in intimate tavernas. Take a look at our blog on island hopping in Greece for more information.

What are the best things to do in Athens?

As the marina is located in Athens, a city 3,000 years old and with a population of more than 4,500,000 people, the list of things to see and do is endless!

Walking distance from the marina:

  • Hellenic maritime museum (inside the marina)
  • Archaeological museum of Piraeus (10 minutes)
  • Municipal Gallery of Piraeus (20 minutes)
  • Take a walk in the Pasalimani area and visit one of the many restaurants, coffee shops and bars right next to the base

Other exciting things to do in Athens:

  • The Panathenaic Stadium (The ancient stadium of Athens where the first modern Olympics took place in 1896)
  • The Ancient Agora of Athens
  • Scuba diving and snorkeling in the incredible crystal clear waters. Did you know…The Moorings provides snorkeling gear (flippers, masks & snorkels) for all charters for your pleasure?
  • Exhilarating watersports (you can add water toys to your charter prior to arrival at the base)
  • Kerameikos
  • Athens National Archaeological Museum
How many days in Athens is enough?

The length of your Athens yacht charter is completely up to you! If you want to spend your days exploring and uncovering as many of the wonders of Athens and surrounding islands as possible, you may choose to go for longer. If you want a good balance of relaxing and exploring, you may decide to go for less time. We have a selection of incredible itineraries, ranging from 7-14 days. Take a look at our itineraries and build your Athens yacht charter quote today!

When is the best time to sail Athens?

The sailing season in Athens runs from April-November, with the best time to set sail generally being May-September. If you want to avoid densely populated areas, filled with tourists then we’d suggest booking outside of Summer vacation periods, particularly July and August.
Contact us today to talk about the best for your incredible Athens yacht charter.

FAQs

What does Exclusive Plus, Exclusive and Club mean?

Exclusive Plus – Exclusive Plus class yachts are up to 1 year old, and feature the latest innovations and complimentary WI-FI in British Virgin Islands, Thailand, Seychelles, and all Mediterranean locations (excluding Italy).

Exclusive – Exclusive class yachts have been in our fleet approximately 1 to 3 years and feature many of the same amenities as our Exclusive Plus yachts as well as complimentary WI-FI in British Virgin Islands, Thailand, Seychelles, and all Mediterranean locations (excluding Italy).

Club – Club class yachts have some of the Exclusive class amenities, and are generally 3+ years of age (up to 10 years in the Exotics and Mediterranean) .

Can I rent just a single cabin?

Yes!  Perfect for couples or singles, you can enjoy the experience of a Luxury Crewed Charter for the price of a single cabin.

Is there Wi-Fi on board? 

The Moorings is proud to announce that Free Wi-Fi is now included on all Exclusive and Exclusive Plus models, and all-inclusive Crewed Yachts in select

destinations worldwide*, including the British Virgin Islands, Thailand, the Seychelles, and all Mediterranean locations (excluding Italy). Wi-Fi is also available for rent on our Club model yachts in participating destinations.*Internet connectivity and speed may vary within cruising grounds.

What type of equipment and amenities will I find on board?

The Moorings carries the most up-to-date equipment and all the extras a sailor or powerboater could ask for, including GPS satellite navigation

systems, autopilots, The Moorings SailMate mainsail stacking system and CD players with cockpit speakers. Some even have generators and air conditioning. The below deck areas are modified from standard factory production models to give you more room, comfort, and luxury. Our newest models include flatscreen TV’s and DVD players

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Boat was perfect. Lene (base mgr) and staff were excellent. Sailing and adventures were amazing. Couldn’t ask for more!
Scott Stewart St Lucia

Excellent front office service. Marina dock crew best seen to date! Especially Pasqel! Our catamaran (Sagitta) operated perfectly.

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Great boat, excellent service, beautiful place to sail.

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