Sailing holidays near Athens

Best places and sailing routes for your sailing trip near Athens. Sailing season details, trade winds and everything you need for perfect sailing holidays.

Marinas in Athens

Athens is the capital of Greece and one of the most ancient cities in Europe. It locates on the shores of the Saronic Gulf.

 

There is a history of about 5000 years of the city. It is considered the cradle of modern mathematics, economics, and philosophy. Athens is also one of the oldest sailing destinations in the world.

Sailing season
May — October
Travel season
Summer
Marinas in this location
3
Boats in this location
1377

Main facts about region

Telephone code:
+30 210
Language:
Greek
Timezone:
UTC+2, in summer UTC+3
Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Population:
664,046

Why sailors love Athens

Athens is the heart of Greece, the motherland of the ancient myths. The city is the cradle of the world culture, architecture, and literature. What is more, the sailors from all over the world are enthusiastic about the boat charter in Athens as here, there is the mild Mediterranean climate, the well-developed tourist infrastructure, and a wide range of the sailing routes.

 

Yacht charter in Athens, Greece, allows you not only to enjoy the authentic culture but also to make an unforgettable voyage by the Aegean Sea. With a start in the capital of the country, you could choose where to head for. Greece offers more than two thousand islands, the Saronic Gulf, the Argolic Gulf, the Cyclades, scattered around the homeland of Apollo — the island of Delos.

 

If you hire a boat in Athens, the ancient fortress Acropolis and the Parthenon temple, the pinnacle of the ancient Greek architecture, are worth visiting.

 

In the National Archaeological Museum and in the Acropolis Museum, you could see the ancient displays, the jewels, and the ancient pieces of art. In Athens, there are the sights suited to every fancy: the Temples of Hephaestus and Olympian Zeus, the numismatic museum, and the Plaka Quarter that has preserved its authenticity.

Athens - Yacht Charter Sailica
Athens - Yacht Charter Sailica
Athens - Yacht Charter Sailica
Athens - Yacht Charter Sailica

Athens sailing routes

Athens is the best destination for sailing yacht travel. The Saronic Islands have several places to explore, from the island of Aegina to the ancient ruins of Poros and the almost mythical Hydra.

 

An example of a travel itinerary in Athens lasting 7 days:

  • Marina Alimos — Perdika, Aegina Island — Moni Island — Hydra Island — Poros — Vati — Epidaurus — Marina Alimos.

700 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
40 ft
Length
1989
Built in
850 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
40 ft
Length
2004
Built in
950 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
35 ft
Length
2003
Built in
960 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2001
Built in
985 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2019
Built in
1000 €
per week
10
Guests
4
Cabins
41 ft
Length
1998
Built in
1064 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2005
Built in
1073 €
per week
4
Guests
2
Cabins
33 ft
Length
2002
Built in
1100 €
per week
8
Guests
4
Cabins
43 ft
Length
2000
Built in

Yachting season and weather in Athens

The mild Mediterranean climate allows you to visit Greece and Athens all year round. The best time to travel to Athens lasts from May to October. In July — August, the Meltemi wind intensifies in the Cyclades archipelago and makes 33 inhabited islands a route for experienced captains.

 

The prevailing wind in Athens is northeast. It is stable during the sailing season. Wind speeds are in most cases slightly above 11 knots, which provides good swimming conditions. In the Cyclades, winds blow from Hungary from July to August and often reach speeds of over 25 knots.

 

Athens delights with a cloudless sky almost all year round. The winter is very mild here, the temperature rarely drops below + 10 °C. Good yachting weather begins in early May. Then the temperature constantly exceeds + 20 °C. July and August are the warmest months in Athens. The temperature during this period is + 30 °C but often reaches + 40 °C.

 

Water temperature near Athens: + 15 °C in the winter months, + 20 °C from June to November, and up to 25 °C in July and August.

Water temperature in sailing season +20...+25 °
Air temperature in sailing season +30...+35 °
Wind speed in sailing season 10 - 20 knots

Weather forecast for yachting in Athens

You can find out the most current weather in Athens before a sailing trip on a yacht on the following Internet resources:

  • noa.gr — Athens Observatory, provides a 3-day graphical forecast for the Greek seas;

  • Poseidon System — provides a 5-day forecast for the Greek Seas from the National Center for Marine Research;

  • weather — a site with accurate synoptic data;

  • windfinder is a service for viewing the water, air temperatures and.tradewinds in Athens