Greece is a popular holiday destination for sailing enthusiasts. With thousands of islands, pristine bays and a long coastline, Greece is a fantastic destination for a sailing holiday! A boating or sailing holiday in Greece often starts from the capital, Athens. As you can easily fly from the Netherlands to Athens at affordable prices. In addition, if you don't have a sailing licence, you can easily hire a boat with skipper.
Athens is located directly on the waterfront and is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea. It is a water sports paradise. In Athens you will find several marinas:
The Port of Piraeus is the largest and most famous port in Athens, located 12km from the city. It is probably the most important port in the Mediterranean. The Alimos Marina has one of the largest berth capacity in Greece, located 15 km from Athens. Most sailboats, yachts and catamarans are located in Alimos Marina.
Electricity and water supply are available in all ports. In addition, the lighting at the entrance to the port ensures easy entry. And you will also find a petrol station, car park and restaurant here. Prices may vary with regard to demurrage. However, it is true that the demurrage in Greece is considerably lower compared to other European destinations. For one night in a Greek port you often pay no more than $20.
Athens is the largest city in Greece and one of the oldest cities in the world. No matter if you go on holiday with friends or family, Athens offers everything you are looking for. Often referred to as the cradle of Western civilisation, Athens is a city where memories of a glorious past merge with the temptations of Europe's most cosmopolitan cities. Athens is the world's oldest cultural centre, and despite difficult times it is still buzzing with cultural events, from concerts and art exhibitions to festivals.
If you decide to visit the House of Socrates and Plato, you will have plenty of activities to do. An absolutely inevitable point in Athens is the Acropolis, the upper city, recognised as one of the finest examples of classical Greek art and architecture. There you will find the striking symbol of the city, the Parthenon - a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. In addition to the Parthenon, there is also the Erechtheum, known for its columns in the form of female figures - caryatids.
Greece is known as a country with rugged coasts, many islands and beautiful bays. Renting a boat in Athens is the perfect way to discover the country. Athens is located directly on the waterfront and from several ports you can easily go in all directions. Some of the most beautiful islands in Greece are Lefkas, Santorini, Zakynthos, Mykonos and Kefalonia. All are easily accessible by boat from Athens.
Mykonosis one of the most beautiful islands of Greece with its stone walls, charming living architecture and is located quite close to Athens. Known for its windmills, beautiful sea, long sandy beaches and hilly areas, the island is sure to appeal to every tourist. The most recognisable part of Mykonos is known as Little Venice, with colourful houses, facades and balconies.
Another interesting sailing destination is the island of Zakynthos, where some of the most famous beaches are located, such as the shipwrecked beach of Navigo. Zakynthos is part of the Cyclades archipelago. It is a popular sailing destination, as it is perfect for island hopping. The picturesque island is a popular holiday destination known for its beautiful beaches, historic town centre and many vineyards.
The Sporades, consisting of several islands including Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos, Skyros and some other smaller islands, are centrally located in the middle of the Aegean Sea.
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Prices vary depending on the type of boat and the high or low season. It's relatively cheap to rent a boat in Athens, or Greece in general, compared to other European destinations. Powerboats or RIB's can be rented for half a day, full day or several days. A sailboat or catamaran is in many cases only rented per week (8 days). The changeover days take place on Saturday.
A sailboat costs about $1200/week in low season and $2400/week in high season.
A catamaran is slightly more expensive. Prices per week start from $4400/week in low season.
You can rent a motorboat from $80/half day, or $130/day. If you do not have a boating license and would like to rent a boat with skipper, there will be an extra charge on top of the total price. A captiancosts about $150/ day.
Great cruising areas, friendly people, stunning locations, good value for money, only charged 5 e for overnight stays for a 11m boat, some places not charged at all, would recommend it to anybody going to charter a yacht,only complaint would be the amount of space available in some of the harbours, how to visit again soon
The island of Aegina is a secret gem of Athens and also the Athens Riviera keeps to many places to discover. For your vacation in Greece keep in mind that is a paradise and you don't have to visit only Mykonos & Santorini. All islands are great and you can enjoy your vacation.
Good marina location not too far from airports. Nearby supermarkets for provisioning.
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