Athens is not only the capital of Greece, but the ancient city of the Gods of Olympus and social and cultural centre of the time of philosophers like Plato and Socrates. The city of Athens has a history from 3,000 years that extends from the Classical era, including the development of the Roman Empire and the early days of democracy, which is reflected in today’s Western society.
Athens is the perfect city for sightseeing because mostly everything can be seen while walking through the ancient streets and squares. The Mediterranean cuisine in Greece is exquisite and nightlife in Athens and the Greek Islands, is already worldwide famous for its festive atmosphere.
Athens has a semi-arid subtropical Mediterranean climate. Summers are very hot and winters usually cold. Rainy season is in winter but temperatures stay mild and pleasant from spring to autumn with an annual maximum average of 23 ° C and an annual low of 12 º C. Spring and fall are the perfect seasons for yacht charter in Athens. On one hand, sunbathing, swimming and sightseeing is possible with mild temperatures between 20 º C and 10 º C, but on the other, if you wish to enjoy more beach time and nightlife, we recommend you, to rent a boat in Athens during summer season. From June to August, temperatures can reach 35ºC so swimming and sunbathing on your boat or on any small bay is assured.
What should you not miss in Athens?
- The Acropolis and the Parthenon
- Arch of Hadrian
- Ancient Agora and Roman Agora
- Temple of Zeus
- The amazing hills of Athens: Pnyx and Areopagus
- The old district of Plaka (city centre)
- Monastiraki Square, Syntagma Square and Parliament
- National Archaeological Museum
Sailing vacation in Athens and the Greek islands
The main port of Athens is located 10km from the city centre and is one of the most important ports in the country, although most of the Greek islands have a port. It offers not only around 1800 mooring places and 600 dry docking berths for the yachts up to 40 m long and a max. depth of 6, 5m but is also a main and modern sea port for commerce and cruisers.
Some of the facilities included are: water, electricity, fuel, parking, laundry service, technical workshop, bars and restaurants.
Spending a sailing vacation in the Aegean Sea is a unique experience that you definitely can’t miss. Most of the tourists that visit Athens, usually buy a ferry ticket to be able to visit the closest Greek islands in a one day trip. It really is worth to visit but if you want to enjoy the small bays with white sand and the Greek nightlife, it is not enough. Choose boat rental in Athens and spend the time you want in each island. The coves and beaches of white sand and stones are truly unique and perfect for a quiet day with family or friends. Get in love with the Greek landscapes that merge sea and hills, fishing boats and white houses.
The islands close to Athens are: Hydra, Egina, Poros, Spetses, Dokos, Trikeri , Alexandros , Stavronissi … and some more depending on your sailing route.
If you love charming islands, turquoise sea, having fun and Greek antique culture, you cannot miss sailing in Greece. From aBoatTime, we recommend you to rent a boat in Athens for your next holiday and enjoy this magnificent area.