Greece

Travel Information

Athens

 

As you prepare for departure, please reference the Athens Cruising Guide to learn more about chartering in this destination.

Address & Map

 
Address

Sunsail
Zea Marina Freatida
18536
Pireaus
GREECE

Map
Base Open Hours

Monday -Thursday:   9am-5pm
Friday - Saturday:      9am-8:30pm
Sunday:                      9am-2:30pm
Season: The base is open from early April to mid-November.

Location

Sunsail’s Zea base is conveniently located in the port of Pireaus, around 1 hour from Athens International Airport. Zea marina lies on the Northwest coast of the Saronic Gulf, about 16nm from Aegina.

Base/Shore Facilities

Zea Marina facilities include:

  • Fuel
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Supermarket
  • Chandlery
  • Restaurants, cafés and bars
  • Toilets and showers open 24 hours
  • Laundry and dryers
  • Postal Services
  • Wif-Fi Internet

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Arrival & Departure

 
Transfers

Transfers from Athens Airport to the Sunsail Base are approximately 60 minutes.

Upon your arrival at Athens Airport there are several ways to get to Zea. Options include:

  • Athens Metro – take the Metro to Monastiraki and change for Pireaus
  • Bus – Route X96 to Pireaus
  • Taxi – The easiest way to reach the marina is to take a taxi from the airport (plenty of taxis waiting just outside the airport). A taxi transfer takes about 60 minutes. Our base staff is happy to organize a taxi transfer for you. Please contact the base at [email protected]. 1-4 people 55 Euros, 5-10 people 75 Euros
On Arrival

Your yacht will be ready at 1800 hrs for boarding. Chart and Boat briefings will be scheduled. The chart briefing describes the cruising area and any potential hazards.

The yacht briefing introduces you to your yacht, its systems and rigging. It is carried out individually for each yacht. It is important that all systems and equipment are fully understood. Briefings are mandatory.

Out of Hour's Arrival Procedure

The base personnel will wait for you until 9:00pm. After 9:00pm, you will find an information sign at our reception office with a message for you indicating your yacht's berth. Your boat will be open and indicated by a sign with your name. The boat's equipment will be ready for the night. The base personnel will be available the next day at 9:00am.

On Departure

Disembarkation: All charterers must return to base by 5:00 pm the night before disembarkation for debriefing and checks. Disembarkation is at 9:00 am the following morning.

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Sailing Information

Sailing Experience Level 3
Experience levels are based on sailing conditions and the length of passages within your chosen sailing area. Follow the link for more information on the sailing conditions.

Click here to view the sailing requirements in Greece.

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Banks

 
Banks

Banks are open Monday to Thursday from 8:00 - 2:30 pm and Friday from 8:00 - 2:00 pm.
There is often small exchange offices in town offering a better exchange rate than the bank. They are open from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm.

Banks are available in Piraeus close to Zea Marina, Epidavros, Ermioni and also on the larger islands of Aegina, Hydra, and Spetsai.

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Restaurants

 

There is an excellent choice of tavernas and restaurants throughout these islands. Local Sunsail base staff will advise you of their whereabouts.

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Provisioning

Sunsail Provisioning offers a wide range of Food and Drinks packages to suit your party’s needs. Find out more about Provisioning options.

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Supermarket

The supermarket Sklavenitis is situated 5 minutes by foot from the base.

Hotels

Savoy Hotel
Iroon
Politeneiou 93
Piräus
[email protected]
+30 2104284580

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