The ancient city of Athens, inhabited as far back as 5000 BC, is known the world over as the birthplace of democracy and there are few cities anywhere that can match the artistic, scientific and cultural contributions that it has made to the modern world that we live in.
A sailing holiday that starts from Athens gives you the opportunity to combine an exploration of the city’s fascinating past, visiting extraordinary sights such as the Acropolis and the Parthenon, with time spent enjoying the vibrant and cosmopolitan city that it is today before setting sail on the Athens yacht charter holiday of a lifetime.
The challenging sailing around the Cyclades Islands to the west is a great sail from Athens which is located in the more sheltered waters of the Saronic Gulf. The famous Meltemi northerly winds and sheer number of islands make for some exhilarating sailing. Explore the rugged beauty of the Saronic Islands, or follow the winds out to the famous Cyclades.
Location of the Acropolis and the Parthenon and the birthplace of European civilisation. It’s hard to think of a city with more to offer visitors in the way of history, art and antiquity, but the trendy side of modern Athens may surprise you. An Athens flotilla sailing holiday allows you to see and take advantage of the very best of both sides of Athens.