Athens, Greece

Sailing vacations

3
Sailing experience level
ICC RYA
Day Skipper

Write your own Greek odyssey

One of the world’s oldest cities, Athens’ location in Southern Greece made it an important gateway to Europe, Asia and Africa. Today, Athens remains beloved of sailors for much the same reason. Our base in Athens’ Zea Marina offers rewarding conditions for experienced sailors, with strong winds and exhilarating blue water crossings between the Saronic and Cycladic islands satisfying your taste for adventure.

The human race may belong to Africa’s Great Rift Valley, but Western civilisation can trace its origins to Athens. Beyond the history, culture and lifestyle of this 5,000-year-old city, the Mediterranean offers a world of opportunities for coastal and ocean sailors to explore. Greece boasts more than 2,000 islands of great variety, including the lush and historic islands of the Saronic Gulf and the world-famous Cyclades.

Picturesque Kea lies a stone’s throw from Athens itself, offering sandy beaches, traditional fishing villages, ancient ruins and even the remains of a bronze-age settlement. Whatever you want from a Greek sailing holiday - fine food and drink, open water adventures, sun-drenched beaches or wild nights out - it’s all in reach on an Athens sailing vacation.

Suggested bareboat itineraries

If you crave independence and the chance to explore the Ionian and Aegean seas at your own pace, a bareboat charter is the perfect Greek sailing vacation for you. Pick up your yacht and provisions from Zea Marina in Athens and island hop your way along the coast, or head for open water and the promise of adventure in the Mediterranean.

Athens one-week bareboat

  • Aegean seafood
  • Historic Athens
  • Traditional villages
  • Epidaurus Theatre
  • Fantastic Saronic sailing
  • Great hiking and snorkeling
Itinerary details

Flotilla itineraries

 

Experience required

Sailing experience level
3
At least 20 days or 400 miles as skipper on an equivalent size yacht

Level 3 destinations are our most challenging. Suitable only for confident, experienced sailors, Level 3 destinations offer long spells of open water sailing, broad tidal ranges, strong winds and remote anchorages.

Qualifications required

ICC
International Certificate of Competence
RYA
Day Skipper

To sail in this destination you'll need at least an ICC or an RYA Day Skipper qualification or above.

Skippered Holiday

Try a skippered holiday

  • Relax and let your skipper take charge
  • Be as hands on or laid back as you like
  • Learn from an expert skipper
  • Gain local knowledge and recommendations
  • Peace of mind and safety on the water
  • Discretion and privacy when you need it
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Sailing conditions

Max temp
(°F)
Min temp
(°F)
Avg precipitation
(mm)
Avg wind speed
(knots)
Dominant wind direction
Saronikos (Athens)
January55455710N
February57454711N
March6394110N
April6854319SE
May7761238SE
June86701114SE
July917568WNW
August9375610N
September8468149SSE
October75615310N
November66545811N
December59489810N

Address

Zea Marina Freatida

18536 Piraeus

Greece

Base opening hours

Mon-Thu: 9am-5pm 

Fri-Sat: 9am-8.30pm

Sun: 9am-2.30pm

Nearest airport
Athens International

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Types of yachts

40 yrs
Creating holidays

4 hr
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