Athens, Greece

Sailing holidays

26 °C
Average temperature (Jun-Sept)
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. Beyond can be found the party island of Mykonos, home to some of the best nightlife in all of the Mediterranean. 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 holiday.

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 holiday 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 snorkelling
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Flotilla itineraries

If you’re looking to make new friends and discover the Grecian coastline with likeminded people, you’ll love a Greek flotilla holiday. Island-hop your way through the Mediterranean alongside a sociable group of fellow sailors, friends and families, sailing and sunbathing by day and enjoying the best of Grecian nightlife each evening. Improve your sailing skills and experience stunning coastal scenery the way it’s meant to be seen: from the water.

Saronic one-week flotilla

  • Ancient temples
  • Lord Byron's signature
  • Diving beautiful Kea Island
  • Catching the Meltemi Wind
  • Vibrant Poros Town nightlife
  • Excellent Cycladic Islands sailing
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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
(°C)
Min temp
(°C)
Avg precipitation
(mm)
Avg wind speed
(knots)
Dominant wind direction
Saronikos (Athens)
January1375710S
February1474711S
March1794110S
April2012319NNW
May2516238NNW
June30211114SSE
July332468SE
August3424610S
September2920149NNW
October24165310S
November19125811S
December1599810S

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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020 8234 6511

Mon-Fri: 8am-7pm | Sat: 9am-7pm | Sun: 10am-5pm

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