AN ATHENS YACHT CHARTER: ALL THE CULTURE AND SEA OF GREECE
Athens is the cradle of modern civilization, exuding a cosmopolitan atmosphere reflected in its architecture and flavors. There is plenty to do on an Athens yacht charter, from admiring the unique view of this ancient city from aboard your yacht to going back in time to the city's historical and archaeological sites. Boasting an important history spanning around 3,400 years, Athens is one of the 'must-see-cities' worldwide.
With twenty kilometres of sand to unwind, explore, practice water sports, bathe in the sun, and sample some typical Greece dishes in a waterfront taverna, an Athens sailing charter is an unbeatable way to discover the many treasures of this city while enjoying the luxury and unparalleled comfort.
The Acropolis, the city’s symbol which dominates from the hill, takes on an even greater charm at sunset. While on your Athens yacht charter, walk through Greek history across the three floors of the Acropolis Museum, which houses paintings, artefacts, and parts of ancient buildings. Other must-see attractions on an Athens yacht rental are the Sanctuary, the Theatre of Dionysus, and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, where concerts and cultural events are held each day. Near the Parthenon are the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike, and other sanctuaries that, in classical times, were the heart of the city.
Plaka neighbourhood, located on the eastern side of the Acropolis, is the historic centre of the town full of idyllic cafés, bars and authentic Greek restaurants. During your Athens yacht rental, enjoy a leisurely walk through the narrow winding streets lined with houses and mansions from the Turkish occupation, and stop off at a traditional taverna for some Moussaka.
For sports enthusiasts, the Panathenaikon (Kallimarmaro) Stadium, home to the first Olympic Games in modern history (1896), is a must-visit on an Athens sailing charter.
The commercial neighbourhood is also the place for those looking to shop on their Athens yacht charter. Head to Ermou Street, home to more than 2,500 shops.
Less crowded than those on the nearby Mykonos and Santorini, Vouliagmeni, Paleo Faliro, Alimos, Ellinikò, and Glyfada are the five top-rated beaches of the Greek capital, affording a more relaxing yacht rental in Athens after a thrilling tour of the city’s attractions.
After completing your Athens yacht rental, your charter journey can continue towards the nearby Saronic Gulf and its beautiful beaches.