Saronic Islands and Athens area
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Brief description of the holiday
Explore the Cyclades and the Saronic Gulf from Athens!
Athens is easy to reach from anywhere in the world via the vibrant Athens International Airport. Many visitors reserve a few days at the beginning or end of their sailing trip to Greece to explore this remarkable city dotted with ancient ruins, spectacular museums, but also a vibrant metropolitan nightlife!
Our fleet in Athens is mainly located in the cosmopolitan Marina of Alimos on the west coast, ideally placed to head directly to the islands of the Saronic Gulf.
Typical sailing routes from Athens
From our base in Athens, sailors typically follow one of the two main navigation routes which are, broadly speaking, concentrated in the Saronic Gulf. Of course you are free to choose any itinerary you wish, and we are always happy to offer suggestions and advice!
The Saronic Gulf
The Saronic Gulf islands of Aegina, Poros, Hydra, Spetses and the Peloponnese coast offer smooth sailing, largely sheltered from strong winds. The Saronic route, centered on the gulf, is highly recommended for easy navigation, especially in July and August, when strong northern "meltemi" winds blow in the Cyclades area. It is also preferable for a rental of less than two weeks due to the relatively short sailing times between destinations.
Along this route you will find breathtaking views of cosmopolitan island towns, ancient temples, Byzantine castles, small fishing ports and unspoiled anchorages. The wind strength of the annual Meltemi from N-NW is usually no stronger than strength 4-5, becoming significantly less around the island of Poros and the Methana peninsula. There is also the possibility of some light S-SE wind, especially near the coast of the Peloponnese.
Epidaurus is an area of mainland Greece which is located in the Peloponnese region. The most important sight of Epidaurus is the Ancient Theater. In addition to the symmetry of this structure, the theater is unique for its excellent state of conservation, which allows it to still be in operation. Another distinctive detail of this construction is the perfect acoustics. In fact, if you drop a pin on the stage, it will be heard even if you are sitting in the last seats of the theater.
Hydra became world famous in 1957 when the film "Boy on a Dolphin" was shot on the island with Sophia Loren in the title role; Ydra has been attracting artists, the rich and fashion ever since! Paradise of the jet set, it was the home of Leonard Cohen and other celebrities; John Lennon, Peter Ustinov, Melina Merkouri and many others have spent time here, as the reputation of this island's jet set is second only to that of Mykonos!
SPETSES ISLAND: Cosmopolitan, historic and elegant, Spetses is located southeast of the Argosaronic Gulf. It was called by the Venetians "island of spezzie", that is "island of perfumes". His story, however, is far more exciting than this. Spetses is one of the Greek islands that played an important role in the Greek revolution of 1821.
ISLAND OF POROS
The verdant Poros is small in size but generous in the rest. It feels like a coastal city, as it is separated from the Peloponnese only by a narrow sea channel. At the same time, however, it boasts all the qualities found in the Greek islands of the Argosaronic Gulf.
Aegina Greece is a verdant island known for its large production of colorful pistachios. The Greek island has a beautiful capital full of beautiful neoclassical buildings and narrow alleys where you can enjoy fresh fish and excellent appetizers in the fish market taverns in the heart of the city. You can visit the 5th century BC temple of Aphaia, which is located in an area full of olive and pine trees, overlooking the deep blue sea.
Saronic Islands and Athens area
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Lagoon 380 S2
Our trip starts here
Saturday 3 September from 16:00 until Saturday 3 September at 17:00
Our trip ends here
Saturday 10 September from 8:00 until Saturday 10 September at 9:00
Other important information
Getting to Athens
Alimos Marina is located in the southwest coast of Athens, just 15km from the city center, 8km south of the central port of Piraeus and 30km from Athens International Airport. The marina is only a 35-50 minute taxi ride away, depending on traffic. Public transport options are also available. If you are arriving in a group and do not want to be disturbed by the transport from the airport to your boat, we are happy to organize a private transfer from the airport by minibus for you with our reliable partners. Please let us know your arrival details and we will advise you accordingly!
Cancellations and Refund
- At the time of booking you can pay a down payment of 50% of the total price
- You will have to pay the balance no later than 45 days before departure.
If you wish to cancel your booking, please contact us as soon as possible. contact us as soon as possible. Our Customer Care team will promptly Our Customer Care team will get in touch with the Provider to offert you the best possible solution. possible solution.
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Knowing what expenses are included and excluded from your booking fee will enable you to have a good idea of the total cost of your chosen experience.
Included in the price.
- Final cleaning
Not included in the price.
- Meals/drinks consumed ashore
- Trip from and to embarkment/disembarkment port
To be paid onboard.
In addition to the price, there will be some additional expenses that you will incur during your trip. Expenses have been listed below.
- Meals onboard
- Mooring fees
- Drinks onboard
The estimated expenses for the rest of the holiday are approximately 200-300€ per person.