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the Alimos Kalamaki

The bustling Athens International Airport makes it possible for travelers from any place in the world to quickly and easily reach Athens. Many of our guests plan to spend a few days before or after their sailing vacation in Greece seeing the magnificent city of Athens, which is not only home to spectacular museums and historical sites, but also to a thriving metropolitan nightlife scene.

Our fleet in Athens is stationed at Alimos Marina (Pier 3). This location is ideal for making a beeline for the islands in the Saronic Gulf or setting sail for the Western Cyclades because of its proximity to both groups of islands.

You can purchase your food supplies at a discounted price from our partner Balaskas.

WP73+X2 Alimos, Greece

Getting to athens Marina

Arriving at Alimos Marina from "Eleftherios Venizelos" Athens Airport

Vastardis Yachting is offering free one-way transfers from the airport to the marina in an effort to save you from all the trouble you may face trying to find us. You are kindly requested to inform us a week minimum prior to your arrival in Athens about your flight details in order for us to organise your transfer to the yacht from the airport for all your crew.

Alternatively, beside taxi or minivan you can use also the public bus, which has a one-way fare of just 6 euros per person. The trip to the marina is a reasonable amount of time and, more significantly, it is a direct one.  The trip will take around an hour and a half, and you will have the option to exit at either the "1st Kalamaki" or the "EDEM" station. Simply walk across the street from "1st Kalamaki" to reach the entrance of the marina. From "Edem," take a stroll back to the traffic lights, then cross the street in the direction of the Shell Gas Station to reach the entrance to the marina.

Sailing Itineraries from athens

From our home base of Athens, sailors often choose to embark on one of the two primary sailing routes that are, in a nutshell, centred on either the Saronic Gulf or the Cyclades archipelago. Both routes begin in the Aegean Sea. You are, of course, free to select any itinerary you like, but if you'd like some guidance in making your decision, we're always pleased to offer suggestions and recommendations!

The Gulf of the Saronic
Smooth sailing can be found at the Saronic Gulf islands of Aegina, Poros, Hydra, and Spetses, as well as along the coast of the Peloponnese, which is mainly protected from the effects of high winds. It is highly advised for simple sailing to use the Saronic route, which is centred around the gulf. This is especially true during the months of July and August, when the powerful northern "Meltemi" winds are blowing down in the vicinity of the Cyclades. Because of the relatively short amount of time spent at sea between locations, it is also preferable for charters that are shorter than two weeks in duration.

Along this voyage, you will see unspoilt anchorages, historic temples, Byzantine castles, quaint fishing ports, and cosmopolitan island towns that will take your breath away. Around the island of Poros and the Methana Peninsula, the yearly North-Northwest Meltemi has a wind force that is typically no greater than four or five forces, and it gets substantially weaker as it moves further away from these two locations. There is also the prospect of some mild southerly to southeasterly winds, particularly near to the shore of the Peloponnese.

Cyclades Islands
A series of islands known as the Cyclades can be found in the enchanting waters of the Aegean Sea.
They are famous all over the globe for the stunning beauty of the rugged, rocky environment that merges with the azure sea, the traditional white-washed cottages and windmills, and the endless options they give for exploring and sightseeing. To suggest that several of the islands are famous for their pulsating nightlife would be an understatement. It goes without saying, though.

The winds in this archipelago, particularly in the months of July and August, can sometimes reach Force 6-7 NW, while the average is Force 4-5 NW, making it very essential for cruisers to have a high level of sailing expertise and experience (Meltemi annual winds). If you go to the Cyclades by boat, you absolutely must stop at Paros, Santorini, Mykonos, and Serifos. Milos is also a must-see. Although, if we're being totally forthright, each and every island in the Cyclades is a secret treasure just waiting to be unearthed!

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