When deciding on yacht charter, Athens is a great place to start your sailing journey. Athens offers some of the most excellent yachting experience and is one of the most preferred ways to explore Greece and its islands with their numerous wonderful shores and beaches.
If you decide to charter a boat in Athens you can choose between crewed, skippered or bareboat motor yachts, sailing yachts, catamarans or gulets. The sailing season starts in April and lasts through October. The average temperatures range between 40-42 °C during the summer months, so for the sailors who cannot stand heat, it is recommended to avoid sailing in July or August. If you want to charter a yacht, Athens region is ideal for couples with younger children or less experienced sailors.
Where to sail?
If you want to charter a yacht, Athens offers numerous possibilities for sea lovers - from sailing to the beautiful nearby islands to the cruises in the open sea.
Sailing from Athens via the Saronic Gulf (Saronikos Kolpos), there are numerous sailing destinations to explore such as the islands of Salamis, Aegina, Poros, Hydra and Spetses.
Attica Coast includes two major harbours - Piraeus, famous for lively nightlife, wonderful seafood, and taverns and Lavrion, as well as Zea Marina, Alimos Marina, Olympic Marine connecting Athens with most of the Aegean archipelago. Other Marinas in Athens include the Delta Faliron Marina, Flisvos Marina, Glyfada Marina, Vouliagmeni Marina, Faliro Marina and Methana Marina.
If you want to find out more about different yacht types, visit our pages dedicated to motor yachts, catamarans and gulets. Power Boats Charter gives you all the information you need to successfully charter a motor yacht and Gulet Cruise Selection provides details on gulet features. Sailing Catamaran Yachts is your address for tips on how to charter catamarans and where to go aboard one of them. Get informed to make the best decision for your sailing vacation!
Also visit our page dedicated to Croatia and explore your Mediterranean sailing options. Sailing Croatia Boats offers all the information you need for a Croatian yacht charter.