HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR WINTER STAY IN ATHENS FOR YACHT CAPTAINS AND CREW

November 3, 2023

Thinking about wintering in Greece? The Greek islands offer a cozy retreat for yachts with their mild weather and top-notch services. Athens, the capital of Greece, has a lot more to offer than just its famous attractions. Plus, it’s easy to reach year-round, thanks to around 200,000 flights annually.

Here are some of the top marinas in Athens:

 

Flisvos Marina

Tailored for the superyacht community, it is the only marina in Greece to have received the prestigious 5 Gold Anchors award for its first-class facilities and services. It offers 303 berths for yachts up to 70m and features a luxury precinct with shops, restaurants, and yachting companies.

Athens Marina

Located just 9 km from the center of the capital, this marina offers top-quality services to guests from all over the world. It can accommodate up to 130 yachts and has 10 berths for vessels from 50m to 130m. Known for its flawless service, it offers secure and quiet berthing.

 

Join us to discover the best leisure activities in Athens. Designed by our dedicated team especially for captains and crew.

 

 

Acropolis Hill tour and city centre:

This famous hill is like a well-preserved chapter in the history of human civilization, lasting for more than 2,500 years. The Parthenon, the most prominent monument on the Acropolis, epitomizes the glory of ancient Greece. Meaning “Apartment of the Virgin”, it’s dedicated to Athena Parthenos, the goddess who embodied the power and prestige of the city.

The white Pentelic marble structures of the Acropolis, whether under the midday sun, transforming to a golden hue at sunset, or brilliantly illuminated at night, are truly captivating.

Just below the Acropolis is Anafiotika, a picturesque Athens neighborhood and part of the Plaka district, with small white and blue houses that seem to hang from the Acropolis rock. Unique in every way as it gives the Cycladic charm in the heart of the city. The neighborhood was built by craftsmen and workers from the island of Anafi when they arrived in Athens.

Day tours near Athens:

The mythical oracle of ancient Greece and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Delphi is nestled in an impressive mountainous landscape where ancient rural traditions and forgotten crafts are still alive.

This site is one of the most famous historical sites in Greece, known for the sanctuary of Apollo and his oracle. The main attractions include the Delphi Theater, the Temple of Apollo, the Athenian Treasury, the Stadium of Delphi, the Castalian Fountain, the Archaeological Museum of Delphi, and the Tholos. Delphi is located about 180 kilometers northwest of Athens and can be reached by van or bus. The trip takes about 3 hours.

 

The Temple of Poseidon in Sounion, perched atop a mountain that extends into the sea, is a tribute to Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the Sea. In bygone times, this temple was the final glimpse of civilization for Athenians as they embarked on their sea voyages, and the first sight upon their return. It’s conveniently accessible by van or public transport in less than two hours.

 

Lake Vouliagmeni, About 20 kilometers from Athens, you’ll find one of the most captivating natural spots close to the city. Lake Vouliagmeni, a unique brackish-water lake, gets its water from underground streams flowing through Mount Hymettus. It’s famous for its therapeutic properties and is listed in Forbes’ top 10 attractions in Greece. This lake isn’t just a beautiful place; it’s also a window to the hidden wonders beneath the water’s surface.

Day experiences:

Hammam Baths: one of the world’s oldest bath traditions, adopted by the ancient Greeks as a ‘silent healer of daily life.’ Experience the soothing effects of intense steam at a stylish bathhouse in Plaka, situated on one of Europe’s oldest streets. During the standard Hammam treatment, you can relax on a warm marble bench and enjoy a full-body exfoliation.

 

Olive oil tasting: a unique journey just an hour away from the city of Athens, where you’ll discover an enchanting olive garden nestled amidst nature, tradition, and culture. This engaging, relaxing, and informative tour starts with a walk through the family’s olive grove, home to the rare Manaki variety of olive trees and continues with an immersive storytelling about the lifecycle of the olive tree and olive oil, as well as the culture, history, myths, and legends associated with this golden elixir. Following the walk, an Olive Oil Sommelier will lead an olive oil tasting session: an experience that will change the way you see olive oil and will introduce you to a new world.

 

Our team at greece@acquera.com is ready to assist you with any inquiries and offer you a tailored experience in the region. Contact us for more information.

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