Guide to Athens

A city where ancient and contemporary culture beautifully collide

At over 2,500 years old, Greece’s capital and largest city of Athens is a medley of history, culture and modern metropolis life.

From the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Acropolis and the Daphni Monastery to world-renowned museums and restaurants, a few days in this energetic city is the perfect way to start or end a luxury yacht charter.

Athens is situated in the historical Attica region in southern Greece, on a peninsula protected by mountains from all sides and overlooking the glorious blues of the Aegean Sea, the Gulf of Evoikos, the Saronic Gulf and the Gulf of Corinth. The waters of the Saronic are a popular area for charter vacations of all kinds with stop-offs at some of the most beautiful islands in Greece including the Peloponnese hotspots of Aegina, Poros, Hydra and Spetses.

Despite the economic woes that have hit Greece in recent times, Athens has remained a thriving centre for art, food, nightlife and of course ancient monument to attract visitors from throughout the globe. It’s nightlife scene has become known as one of the best in Mediterranean, with hip bars, restaurants and urban-chic cafes scattered across the sun-kissed piazzas, proving ample choices if you want to spend an evening ashore.

The city is easily reached by its International Airport and it’s long, hot summers and mild winters make it a year-round destination. The city is also serviced by Piraeus - one of the largest and oldest ports in Europe - which provides a picturesque access point between Athens and the Greek Islands. Whether you’re just looking for peace and tranquility, or a non-stop island-hopping Mediterranean charter vacation, Athens offers a chance to tick historic sights off of your bucket list as well as enjoy luxurious modern amenities.

Reasons to Visit

Visit the UNESCO listed Acropolis
Catch a film at the outdoor Cine Paris
Enjoy the views from the Temple of Poseidon
Dine at the two Michelin Spondi restaurant
Get creative at the trendy Gazette art complex

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